Universal has some big plans for a couple of critically loved titles.
In a story from The Digital Bits, it appears the studio has picked December 29 to release Jet Li's Fearless.
Superstar Jet Li headlines this action-packed film, his final martial arts epic. The film reteams him with producer Bill Kong (Hero) and action director and choreographer Yuen Wo Pin (Unleashed). Li plays real-life martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia, who became the most famous fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced incredible personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness and into history, forever defining himself at a tournament for the honor of his country and the true spirit of martial arts.
The movie will be available "in separate Unrated full frame and anamorphic widescreen DVD versions, along with an HD-DVD/DVD Combo release that contains the Unrated version in high-definition on Side A, and both the unrated and theatrical versions in standard definition anamorphic widescreen on Side B."
All three releases will include the following supplemental features "a deleted scene and A Fearless Journey, 'making of' featurette."
Universal also announced the release of the The Black Dahlia on December 26, "in separate full frame and anamorphic widescreen DVDs." The studio is expected to announce the release of an HD-DVD at some point.
The Black Dahlia is set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two cops, Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and his partner, Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart), investigate the death of Elizabeth Short, a young woman found brutally murdered. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police department.