Paramount has announced that Sean Penn's Oscar hopeful 'Into the Wild' is bound for HD DVD this February, but don't expect much in the way of extras or high-res audio.
Based on the true story of a college student who embarked on a two-year odyssey of self-discovery with tragic results, the Sean Penn-directed feature has already garnered strong Oscar buzz for both Penn and star Emile Hirsch.
Just in time for awards season, Paramount has set a February 12, 2008, arrival for the $15 million-grossing drama, which the studio will debut on HD DVD day-and-date with the standard-def DVD.
The announced supplements package is surprisingly light for such a highly acclaimed title, with only two featurettes currently planned ("The Story, The Characters" and "The Journey"), plus the film's original theatrical trailer.
Tech specs include the studio's usual 1080p/VC-1 video, with Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround the only format offered.
Paramount has set a suggested retail price for the HD DVD of $39.98.
As always, you'll find disc details for 'Into the Wild' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under February 12, 2008.
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- Into the Wild (HD DVD)