'Babe: Pig in the City,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' & 'In the Name of the Father' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST by

Three favorites from Universal's catalog will be getting the Blu-ray treatment in May.

In an announcement to retailers, Universal says 'Babe: Pig in the City' will have a Blu-ray release on May 7.

Babe (voiced by E.G. Daily), fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm. But when Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save his home. Accompanied by Ferdy (Danny Mann) and Mrs. Hoggett (Magda Szubanski), Babe sets out into a large city and, despite incredible obstacles, turns enemies into friends, raises enough money to save the farm and combines two worlds into one. Babe's kind and steady heart once again achieves miracles in this fun-filled sequel to the original 'Babe.'

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and no supplements besides My Scenes.

The acclaimed 1973 musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar' will also be available on the same date.

The bold interpretation of the hit rock opera and Broadway smash from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the story of Christ's (Ted Neeley) final weeks in a series of dazzling songs, images and music. Nominated for the Best Music Adaptation Academy Award, producer-director Norman Jewison ('Fiddler on the Roof') offers a groundbreaking vision and unforgettable songs shot entirely on location in Israel.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements include: Feature Commentary with director Norman Jewison and actor Ted Neeley and an exclusive interview with lyricist Tim Rice.

Finally, 'In the Name of the Father' will also make its way to Blu-ray.

Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, In the Name of the Father tells the riveting true story of one man's 15-year struggle and ultimate triumph over a terrible injustice. Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis gives an impassioned performance as Gerry Conlon, a petty thief in 1970s London who is forced to confess to a savage terrorist bombing that he did not commit. When he and his father (Pete Postlethwaite) are both sentenced to life imprisonment as one of the "Guildford Four," he finds a fiercely dedicated lawyer (Emma Thompson) to help prove his innocence, clear his father's name and expose the truth behind one of the most shameful legal events in recent history.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and no supplements besides My Scenes.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $19.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Babe: Pig in the City,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' and 'In the Name of the Father' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under May 7.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Babe: Pig in the City (Blu-ray)
Jesus Christ Superstar (Blu-ray)
In the Name of the Father (Blu-ray)
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