BBC Readies 'Room with a View' for Blu-ray, HD DVD

Posted Mon Jul 2, 2007 at 07:22 AM PDT by
A Room with a View [Blu-ray, HD DVD Box Art]

BBC Video has announced it will bring the acclaimed modern classic 'A Room with a View' to Blu-ray and HD DVD this fall.

Arriving in stores on October 2, 'Room with a View' was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture (and eventually took home three, including Best Adapted Screenplay). It also marked the first production from the famed Merchant-Ivory team to achieve major success in the United States.

Though BBC has not yet announced technical specs, the release will come come to high-def bearing the "Special Edition" banner, and is scheduled to include an audio commentary with the filmmakers, three retrospective featurettes and a still gallery.

List price has been set at $29.95 for either version.

'Room with a View' marks BBC's first high-def release following the extraordinary success of 'Planet Earth' earlier this year. Defying all expectations, 'Planet Earth' has rapidly become not only both the best-selling documentary and box set title on both next-gen formats, but also the top revenue-generating high-def disc release to date.

We've added the latest specs for 'Room with a View' to our preview pages for both releases, which you'll find linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule and ourHD DVD Release Schedule, under October 2. Watch for final tech details in the coming days.

We've also set up dedicated threads for BBC's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'A Room with a View' Blu-ray release and the 'A Room with a View' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
A Room with a View (Blu-ray)
A Room with a View (HD DVD)
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series (Blu-ray)
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series (HD DVD)
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