Disney Press Release:
| Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment to Roll out More Blu-Ray Discs in February 2007 |
Titles Include The Prestige, Ladder 49 and Reign of Fire
BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Dec. 19, 2006 Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment (BVWHE) President Bob Chapek today announced BVWHE's second wave of Blu-ray Disc® releases for 2007. Titles will include Ladder 49 (50GB) and Reign of Fire, which will be in stores on February 13, and The Prestige (50GB) which will be available day-and-date with DVD on February 20. Most Blu-ray titles from BVWHE will be available for $34.99 SRP.
Commenting on the announcement, Chapek stated, "Buena Vista's Blu-ray discs continue to draw critical raves for both their cutting edge delivery and innovative features. I'm confident the visual and audio experience of these new titles will be unsurpassed."
The Ladder 49 (Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta) 50GB Blu-ray Disc will feature original DVD bonus features including The Making Of Ladder 49, Everyday Heroes, Deleted Scenes, commentary from Director Jay Russell, the "Shine Your Light" Music Video by Robbie Robertson and Blu-ray exclusive Movie Showcase.
The fantasy thriller Reign of Fire (Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey) will feature original DVD bonus materials including Breathing Life into The Terror: The Making of The Dragons, "Below The Line: If You Can't Stand The Heat" pyrotechnics featurette, a conversation with Director Rob Bowman, the original theatrical trailer and Blu-ray exclusive Movie Showcase.
The 50GB Blu-ray Disc release of The Prestige (Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson) will include DVD bonus features The Director's Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand Of Christopher Nolan, "The Art of The Prestige" featuring a dazzling display of costumes, scenery and set design, along with Blu-ray exclusive Movie Showcase.
BVWHE's Blu-ray titles feature advanced new menus offering seamless navigation and on-the-fly preference selection; dynamic and unparalleled high-definition picture quality; new layer-coating technology that provides a scratch-resistant surface; Movie Showcase which highlights the most impressive high-definition picture and sound moments on the disc; and new sleek packaging. Other Disney Blu-ray feature technologies being developed include unmatched interactive features and compelling online content utilizing web connectivity, which will allow users to connect to live events hosted by the studio.
Blu-ray Disc is the next-generation optical disc format for high-definition video and high-capacity software applications. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc will hold up to 25GB of data, and a double-layer Blu-ray Disc will hold up to 50GB of data. Blu-ray Disc is supported by the world's leading consumer electronics, personal computer and gaming companies, and, with seven of eight Hollywood studios releasing their high-definition content on Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray will deliver the widest variety of high-definition, home entertainment content.
About Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment
Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista DVD, Blu-ray Disc and electronic distribution product. Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment is a division of Disney Enterprises, Inc.