'Failure to Launch' Ready for Blu-ray, HD DVD Re-Ignition

Posted Tue Mar 6, 2007 at 02:11 PM PST by
Failure to Launch

After a last-minute delay of its original street date, Paramount Home Entertainment has re-set 'Failure to Launch' for Blu-ray and HD DVD release on April 24.

The title, originally announced for simultaneous release on both next-gen formats on February 6, was later pulled without explanation from Paramount's high-def lists

'Failure to Launch' will see comparable releases on both formats, as well as all of the extras as their standard-def counterpart (which did stores as scheduled, on Feb 6).

Tech specs include 1080p transfers (in MPEG-2 on Blu-ray, and VC-1 on HD DVD), and Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks, which typical of Paramount, are unequal, with the Blu-ray getting a 640kbps encode, while the HD DVD gets a more robust 1.5mbps Dolby Digital-Plus version.

Extras are identical on both formats, including three featurettes, a "Moviefone Unscripted" interview with Matthew McConaughey and Terry Bradshaw, and the film's theatrical trailer.

Suggested list price is $29.95.

Full specs for 'Failure to Launch' can be found in our HD DVD Release Schedule and our Blu-ray Release Schedule, under April 24.

We've also set up dedicated threads for the releases in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Failure to Launch' Blu-ray release and the 'Failure to Launch' HD DVD release.

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