UPDATE (11/27/07, 4pm ET): Contrary to earlier reports, it looks like high-def early adopters will have to keep waiting for the UK crime caper 'Dead Fish' to hit Blu-ray and HD DVD. We've just received word from Image Entertainment that despite the fact that next-gen editions of 'Dead Fish' had been listed on their website, 'Dead Fish' is *not* currently planned for release on either HD DVD or Blu-ray.
Though it's been compared to such classic UK gangster flicks as 'Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels' and 'Get Carter,' 'Dead Fish' barely got a theatrical release Stateside back in 2004. Since then, it's gained a small but passionate US following as an import, earning particular notoriety for several go-for-broke performances from stars Gary Oldman, Robert Carlyle and Terence Stamp.
Image clearly hopes to grow that cult audience with the film's long-delayed domestic home video debut which will see 'Dead Fish' hit Blu-ray and HD DVD day-and-date with the standard-def DVD on April 8, 2008.
Given the early announcement, there are no tech specs or supplement details available yet for'Dead Fish,' but as always we'll keep you posted.
Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, we can bring you the theatrical trailer for 'Dead Fish,' which provides a taste of the film's decidedly eccentric sensibilities. Click "play" below to watch:
Image has set a suggested list price of $29.98 for the Blu-ray and HD DVD.