Unveiling their latest next-gen release, DreamWorkswill bring double-disc versions of Clint Eastwood's 'Flags of Our Fathers' on Blu-ray and HD DVD May 22.
Though many expected a day-and-date release for 'Flags' when the film premiered on standard-def DVD in early February, DreamWorks (via parent distributor Paramount) had apparently been holding off on an HD DVD and Blu-ray release to coincide with this new, deluxe two-disc edition, which will also see a concurrent DVD release on May 22.
No specs have yet to be announced, aside from 1080p transfers on both (with Blu-ray getting MPEG-2, and HD DVD VC-1), plus Dolby Digital 5.1 surround tracks (bitrates TBA). However, with full two discs to fill out, we can only expect an impressive release.
DreamWorks has set a suggested of $39.95 for both the Blu-ray and HD DVD editions.
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