On the surface, releasing a somewhat forgotten 1981 catalog title as one of your initial launch titles might seem a bit strange, because generally the studios tend to stick to new releases and well-known action blockbusters when introducing a new format. However, 'Reds' does possess a sweeping visual grander that should be tailored made for high-definition, so we're intrigued to see the results.
In any case, Paramount will release 'Reds' simultaneously on both Blu-ray and HD DVD on November 7. Each boasts a 1080p video transfer minted from the same master, and an identical set of extras, which will mirror the upcoming 25th Anniversary Edition standard-def DVD release, including a six-part "Witness to 'Reds'" documentary and theatrical trailer.
Paramount has set a suggested $29.95 list price for both versions of 'Reds.'