Today will forever be remembered as Blu-ray Monday!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced the September debut of two new releases, Black Book and Tekkonkinkreet, and four catalog Blu-ray High-Def titles, The Replacement Killers, A Few Good Men, Memoirs of a Geisha and Underworld. Each of the six Blu-ray releases takes advantage of the format's 50GB storage capacity, high-definition 1080p picture quality and features uncompressed PCM 5.1 audio. These releases add to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's existing library of over 60 high-def titles available on Blu-ray Disc.

The Replacement Killers - Available September 11th (CAT)

Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (1995 Best Supporting Actress, Mighty Aphrodite) and International superstar Chow Yun-Fat (John Woo's Hard Boiled) star in The Replacement KillersTraining Day). This Blu-ray release includes the following bonus features:

-Featurette: Chow Yun-Fat Goes Hollywood

- Featurette: "Where The Action Is" (Edited HBO special)

*Bonus material presented in Standard Definition

A Few Good Men - Available September 18th (CAT)

The acclaimed drama about the dangerous dichotomy between following orders and following one's conscience features Tom Cruise as a brash Navy lawyer who's teamed with a gung-ho litigator, played by Demi Moore, in a politically explosive murder case. Charged with defending two Marines accused of killing a fellow soldier, the two lawyers are confronted with the complex issues of loyalty and honor, including its most sacred code and its most formidable warrior, played by Jack Nicholson. Special bonus features include the following:

- Director's Commentary with Rob Reiner

- Documentary: Code of Conduct

- Featurette: From Stage to Screen

*Bonus material presented in Standard Definition

Black Book (2007) - Available September 25th (DD)

In the darkest days of World War II, Jewish fugitives attempt to escape occupied Holland - only to face a Nazi ambush. Rachel Stein (Carice van Houten) alone survives the attack and joins the Dutch Resistance to avenge her family. Unable to fully trust anyone, Rachel navigates a minefield of deception and becomes an enemy to both sides. Black Book relates an untold story of World War II where the distinctions between good and evil become blurred by the complexities of human nature. This poignant Blu-ray release offers an assortment of added-value features, including:

- 'Making-of' featurette

- Director's Commentary

*Bonus material presented in Standard Definition

Memoirs of a Geisha - Available September 25th (CAT)

A Cinderella story like no other, Memoirs of a Geisha stars Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li in a romantic epic about a house servant blossoming against all odds to become the most captivating geisha of her day. The Blu-ray version of the film features the following:

- Production Audio Commentary

- Rob Marshall and John DeLuca Audio Commentary

- Featurette: Sayuri's Journey - From the Novel to the Screen

- Featurette: The Road to Japan

- Featurette: Geisha Bootcamp

- Featurette: Building the Hanamachi

- Featurette: The Look of Geisha

- Featurette: The Music of "Memoirs"

- Featurette: A Geisha's Dance

- Featurette: The World of the Geisha

- Featurette: The Way of the Sumo

- Featurette: Rob Marshall

- Featurette: A Day With Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

- Enhanced Photo Gallery (high definition)

- Index

- Blu-meter

- Bookmarks

- AV pop-up menus

*Except where noted, bonus material presented in Standard Definition

Tekkonkinkreet - Available September 25th (DD)

A brutal elegy for our changing times as well as a tour-de-force of visual artistry, Tekkonkinkreet is a deeply resonant story with a heart. The title Tekkonkinkreet is a play on the Japanese words for 'concrete,' 'iron,' and 'muscle,' and it suggests the warring images of steel and concrete cities amassing against the powers of the imagination. Added-value features on the Blu-ray version of the film include:

- The Making of Tekkonkinkreet - Director Michael Arias' 300-Day Diary

- A Conversation with Director Michael Arias and British Music Duo Plaid

- Filmmaker Commentary

- Blu-meter

- Bookmarks

- AV pop-up menus

*Bonus material presented in Standard Definition

Underworld - Available September 25th (CAT)

Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman star in this modern-day, action-packed tale of ruthless intrigue and forbidden passion set against the dazzling backdrop of a timeless, Gothic metropolis. Underworld on Blu-ray offers an assortment of added-value features, including:

- Director and Cast Commentary

- Blooper Reel: Outtakes

- Documentary: Fang vs. Fiction

- Featurette: Making-of Underworld

- Featurette: The Visual Effects of Underworld

- Featurette: Creature Effects

- Featurette: Stunts

- Featurette: Designing 'Underworld'

- Featurette: The Look of 'Underworld'

- Featurette: Sights and Sounds of 'Underworld'

- Storyboard Comparisons

- Music Video: Finch - "Worms of the Earth"

*Bonus material presented in Standard Definition

Evan Jacobs