Furthering its unwavering commitment to the Blu-ray Disc (BD) format, the only high-definition packaged media platform broadly supported by the film, music, gaming, computing and consumer electronics industries, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced five additional titles scheduled for release in December including the $120 million box office smash and one of the most buzzed about films of the year The Devil Wears Prada as its second BD/DVD day-and-date release on December 12. Like the Studio's first day-and-date BD/DVD release, Ice Age: The Meltdown on November 21, the release of The Devil Wears Prada on the BD format will benefit from a multi-million dollar promotional marketing campaign. Each of Fox's BD releases is available for the suggested retail price of US$39.98/C$49.98.
In addition to The Devil Wears Prada on December 12, the Studio will release four additional, targeted titles that brilliantly showcase the technological superiority of the Blu-ray Disc format including From Hell starring Johnny Depp, Flight of the Phoenix, and Rising Sun starring Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes on December 5. On December 26 the Studio will release the fast-paced action thriller and box-office favorite The Transporter 2.
Fox takes advantage of the next generation format's high definition technology and advanced functionality to present its titles with the highest quality audiovisual elements.
Fox's commitment to emerging technologies is dedicated to enhancing the consumer experience of its products and providing for backward compatibility with their existing home entertainment libraries while also aggressively protecting its intellectual property from piracy. The Blu-ray companies fully embrace the Studio's steadfast commitment to the fight against piracy and the preservation of the integrity of its properties. Twentieth Century Fox is a member of the Board of Directors of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Titles and disc configurations are detailed below:
From Hell: Presented as a dual-layer (50gb) BD release authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4 compression) and DTS HD Lossless Master Audio, the BD release of From Hell boasts commentary by directors Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, Screenwriter Rafael Yglesias, Cinematographer Peter Deming and Robbie Coltrane, a special trivia pop-up feature and 21 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Albert Hughes.
Flight of the Phoenix: Authored in HDMV with MPEG 2 compression with DTS HD Lossless Master Audio, the HDMV Blu-ray Disc of Flight of the Phoenix boasts commentaries by John Moore, John Davis, Wyck Godfrey and Patrick Lumb, and selectable HD trailers of upcoming BD releases.
Rising Sun: The Blu-ray Disc of Rising Sun is authored in HDMV with AVC compression and DTS HD Lossless Master Audio and features HD trailers of upcoming BD releases.
The Devil Wears Prada: Authored in HDMV with MPEG 2 compression and DTS HD Lossless Master Audio, The Devil Wears Prada Blu-ray Disc includes a commentary by director David Frankel, producer Wendy Finerman, costume designer Patricia Field, screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, editor Mark Livolsi and director of photography Florian Ballhaus, plus special trivia track pop-ups, gag reel, 15 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Frankel and Livolsi and HD trailers for upcoming BD releases.