Rumor Patrol: Warner Planning Extras-Laden '300' Blu-ray Re-Issue?

Posted Tue Jul 31, 2007 at 08:00 AM PDT by
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'300' may only hitting store shelves today, but already there's talk of a possible upcoming Blu-ray re-issue.

Hitting DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray today as perhaps the most highly anticipated release of the summer, all three disc editions include a slew of supplementary materials, but the HD DVD edition includes several exclusive interactive and web-enabled features that were apparently not quite ready for prime time on its Blu-ray counterpart.

But while Warner threw in an additional uncompressed audio track exclusively for Blu-ray fans this go-around seemingly as a make-good for the lack of whiz-bang supplements, it seems the studio may have grander plans for '300' on Blu-ray in the future.

Deborah Snyder, the film's executive producer (and wife of '300' director Zack Snyder) revealed at a Comic-Con panel last week that indeed an in-movie experience feature for the Blu-ray edition of the film wasn't yet ready for this week's release. Later, according to an article in Home Media Magazine, she went further, saying "I think there's going to be another Blu-ray special edition later on."

Granted, Snyder's statements are far from definitive, and should only be taken as what they are -- off-hand anecdotal comments. But with sales for the current Blu-ray edition at an all-time high (for a high-def disc) of #2 on Amazon's overall top selling DVDs list (behind only the standard-def DVD release of '300'), it certainly doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility that Warner might chose to return to the well with an even more tricked-out high-def edition at some point in the future.

Needless to say, we'll let you know if/when any official word comes down. In the meantime, for the full scoop on the just-released high-def editions of the CGI spectacle, click the following links to read our comprehensive '300' Blu-ray review, or our '300' HD DVD review.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
300 (Blu-ray)
300 (HD DVD)