Lionsgate Goes BD-50 with 'Descent'

Posted Mon Oct 9, 2006 at 10:33 AM PDT by
The Descent [Blu-ray Box Art]

Lionsgate has become the latest studio to jump on the BD-50 bandwagon, announcing their first 50GB dual-layer Blu-ray release with 'The Descent.'

As announced early last week, the cult horror flick will hit Blu-ray on December 26 -- just in time for Christmas, of course -- and day-and-date with the DVD release.

Tech specs include the film's 99-minute Unrated Cut presented in 1080p/MPEG-2 video, plus both an uncompressed PCM 6.1 surround and standard Dolby Digital 5.1 surround tracks.

With double the disc space versus a standard BD-25, single-layer disc, Lionsgate has also packed 'The Descent' with extras, including two audio commentaries, deleted and extended scenes, a documentary, multiple still galleries and trailers.

And in a first for the Blu-ray format, 'The Descent' will also boast exclusive HD content in the form of a new picture-in-picture interactive commentary, which promises to be similar to the "In-Movie Experience" feature currently popular on HD DVD titles.

Lionsgate has set a $39.95 list price for the Blu-ray release.

We've added full specs for 'The Descent,' including box art, to our Blu-ray Release Schedule.

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