Fox Ups Extras, BD-Java Support with 'Day After Tomorrow,' 'Fly' Blu-ray Releases

Posted Tue Sep 11, 2007 at 07:55 AM PDT by
The Day After Tomorrow, The Fly (1986) [Blu-ray Box Art]

Specs are in for Fox Home Entertainment's 'Day After Tomorrow' and 'The Fly,' and both titles seem sure to please fans with the studio's most extensive array of bonus features BD-Java-enhanced extras yet.

Although the studio has taken some heat from high-def early adopters in the past for releasing largely feature-starved discs, they appear to be reversing that trend with a vengeance on both 'Tomorrow' and 'The Fly.'

Among the innovations are two BD-Java enhancements not-yet-seen on Fox high-def title: a Search function, indexing all of each disc's contents, as well as the Personal Scene Selections bookmark feature. In addition, each title will feature a BD-J interactive game ("Fly Zapper" on 'The Fly,' "Global Warming Interactive" on 'Tomorrow'), while 'The Fly' will also boast a pop-up trivia track.

The standard-def bonus features are copious as well, with 'The Day After Tomorrow' including two audio commentaries, ten deleted scenes and the film's original theatrical trailer.

'The Fly' is even more extensive, sporting by far the most supplements ever seen on a Fox Blu-ray disc. The virtual encyclopedia of material includes an audio commentary with Cronenberg, the four-part "Fear of the Flesh" documentary, twenty additional making-of vignettes, deleted and extended scenes, eight still galleries, a complete Trailer and TV spot gallery, plus a text-based archive containing reviews, essays, storyboards and the film's complete original screenplay.

Given the wealth of content included, it should come as no surprise that both releases are set to hit Blu-ray on BD-50 dual-layer discs. Other tech specs for both titles include 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 surround tracks.

'Day After Tomorrow' streets on October 2, while 'The Fly' is due a week later on October 9. Both are set to retail at a $39.98 MSRP.

You'll find complete disc details for 'The Day After Tomorrow' and 'The Fly' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, indexed under October 2 and October 9, respectively.

We've also set up dedicated threads for Fox's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss 'The Day After Tomorrow' Blu-ray release and 'The Fly (1986)' Blu-ray release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Day After Tomorrow (Blu-ray)
The Fly (1986) (Blu-ray)
Tags: Fox, BD-Java, Disc Announcements (all tags)