MGM Outlines 'Pink Panther' Blu-ray Specs

Posted Thu Dec 18, 2008 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The Pink Panther (1963)

MGM has unveiled final specs for 'The Pink Panther,' with the classic comedy coming to Blu-ray this January with a host of bonus features.

Bucking the studio's recent trend of issuing bare bones catalog titles on Blu-ray, the 1963 Peter Sellars farce (which spawned a franchise of sequels) will come with multiple extras when it hits high-def on January 27.

Among the supplements are audio commentary with director Blake Edwards, five featurettes ("The Pink Panther Story," "Beyond the Feline: The Cartoon Phenomenon," "The Coolest Cat in Cortina: Robert Wagner," "The Tip Toe Life of a Cat Burglar: A Conversation with Former Jewel Thief Bill Mason," "Diamonds: Beyond the Sparkle") and the original theatrical trailer.

Tech specs will see a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and a remixed English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround track.

As previously announced, suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.

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