Ray: According to Variety, Universal is rushing Oscar contender Ray to DVD just in time for Oscar balloting February 1st.

Biopic of singer Ray Charles will hit vidstores just 13 weeks after it debuted at the box office, where it has grossed nearly $60 million thus far.

The single-disc DVD will be priced at $29.98, with a limited two-disc special edition also available for $44.98.

No details about bonus features were immediately available.

Last year U released Seabiscuit in December, enhancing the studio's awards campaigning for the film.

MGM is putting its awards candidate De-Lovely on DVD December 21st, timed with a limited theatrical re-release, and DreamWorks is releasing the DVD of Collateral on December 14th.