First Look Entertainment has unveiled full specs for their maiden HD DVD release 'The Contract,' which is set to boast several exclusive high-def extras.
First Look originally announced 'The Contract' for a July 24 HD DVD release, day-and-date with the standard-def DVD. Now they have revealed complete tech specs and supplemental details, and the release looks like it will easily hold its own against any next-gen offering from a major studio.
In addition to 1080p/VC-1 video, the HD-30 dual-layer disc will feature DTS and Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 surround tracks (both 1.5mbps). Supplemental material will mirror the standard-def release, including the "Inside 'The Contract' featurette, a still gallery and theatrical trailer.
Exclusive to the high-def version will be a new picture-in-picture video commentary, dubbed the "First Look Inside Look."
Though PIP features have a good number of HD DVD titles, they've so far been reserved for major theatrical hits from the big studios. 'The Contract' represents the first truly low-budget, limited release indie feature to receive such interactive attention on high-def.
First Look has not announced Blu-ray support, and no Blu-ray version of 'The Contract' is currently set for release.
We've added full specs for 'The Contract' to our HD DVD Release Schedule, under July 24. Stay tuned for a full review in the coming weeks.
- Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
- The Contract (HD DVD)