It will most likely be region free. However, I expect Fox to sell it in the US next March too.
I'm certain that it will be released next March. Fox wouldn't put the effort into this disc and not end up releasing it. They just want to maximize their earnings from this lousy film which is only marketable due to WB's 300 sequel. If it weren't for Rise of an Empire, I don't think we'd ever see this title make it to Blu.
Fox is also showing that this is mainly a cash grab designed to maximize profits by;
-Not including significant extras. Even though I'm sure nothing else was available, why not give us an HD trailer as opposed to an obvious standard def port?
-Only including the original mono, which I'm actually very happy with. I'd assumed that a remix would be included for a film of this type, though.
Hopefully this isn't just a port of the old DVD master. That master was alright, but could have looked and sounded loads better. The sound obviously came from a banged up optical master due to distortion and some crackles here and there. Hopefully if the original magnetic master wasn't used, this damage was attenuated.
I hope Fox pleases the fans of this film (of which I am not one) when this finally gets released. I may give it a second look, but I'll have to see what the March slate brings.
Edited by Lromero1396, October 08 2013 - 06:16 PM.