Sony Plans Blu-ray Action Wave for August

Posted Mon Jun 2, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT by Peter Bracke
xXx: State of the Union

Action fans, mark your calendars: Sony Pictures has announced it will bring a quartet of high-octane hits starring the likes of Ice Cube, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal to Blu-ray this Summer.

Due on August 12, Sony Pictures will release four top action catalog titles on Blu-ray for the first time, including the Ice Cube sequel 'xXx: State of the Union,' Jean-Claude Van Damme's 'Maximum Risk,' the Steven Seagal urban thriller 'Half Past Dead,' and Wesley Snipes in '7 Seconds.'

Tech specs will see all four titles presented in their original aspect ratios, with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround soundtracks.

Thus far, supplements have only been announced for 'Half Past Dead,' which is slated to include a filmmaker commentary, making-of featurette and deleted scenes. We'll keep you posted as details for the remaining releases are revealed.

Suggested retail price has been set at $28.95 each.

As always, you'll find the latest specs for all four action titles inked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under August 12.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Maximum Risk (Blu-ray)
Half Past Dead (Blu-ray)
7 Seconds (Blu-ray)
xXx: State of the Union (Blu-ray)
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