'Heroes' HD DVD Previewed at Home Media Expo

Posted Thu Jul 19, 2007 at 06:26 AM PDT by

Although it was just a teaser of what's promised to come later this month at Comic-Con, attendees at the Home Media Expo yesterday were treated to the very first peek at the 'Heroes: Season One' HD DVD.

Universal has been unusually coy regarding HD DVD exclusives planned for the title (due in stores Aug 28), delaying release of complete disc details until a special session at Comic-Con in late July, so you can imagine the surprise of attendees at the Home Media Expo when Microsoft's HD DVD evangelist Kevin Collins pulled out a check disc for the highly anticipated title and previewed about five minutes worth of content.

According to a report by Gord Lacey at TVShowsOnDVD.com, Collins showed a few scenes from the show, and then demo'd several of the disc's special features.

Among the previewed supplements: an interactive "Character Connections" screen, which provides a visual guide to the interconnections of the various characters on the show; the first of two "U-Control" features that allow viewers to take a closer look at Isaac's paintings (in scenes where they're included); and a second "U-Control" feature that displays the show's signature hidden helix when it appears in a given scene.

The surprise reveal came during one of several special sessions held this year for a delegation of DVD and high-def enthusiasts from a number of web sites, including the Home Theater Forum, The Digital Bits and TVShowsOnDVD.com.

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Heroes: Season One (HD DVD)