'Becoming Jane' Bound For Blu-ray

Posted Mon Nov 19, 2007 at 01:50 PM PST by Peter Bracke
Becoming Jane

Disney has set a February next-gen arrival for the Anne Hathaway-as-Jane Austen biopic, complete with plenty of bonus features.

Continuing Hollywood's love affair with all things Austen, 'Becoming Jane' didn't exactly light up the summer box office, with its $45 million worldwide gross failing to match the critical and commercial success of such other recent Austen-inspired hits as 'Pride & Prejudice' and 'Sense & Sensibility.' But Disney is still rolling out the red carpet for 'Jane's debut on video, with a February 12 day-and-date debut on Blu-ray and DVD that's chock full of extras.

Bonus features are set to include an audio commentary (participants TBA), a "Discovering the Real Jane Austen" featurette, deleted scenes, and the film's original theatrical trailer. Meanwhile, exclusive to the Blu-ray will be the "Becoming Jane Pop-Up Facts & Footnotes" subtitle fact track, plus the studio's standard Movie Showcase.

Tech specs include 1080p video and uncompressed PCM (48kHz/24-bit) and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround audio tracks.

Sugested retail for the Blu-ray has been set at $34.98.

You'll find disc details for 'Becoming Jane' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under February 12, 2008.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Disney's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Becoming Jane' Blu-ray release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Becoming Jane (Blu-ray)
Pride & Prejudice (2005) (HD DVD)
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