'Tokyo Drift' to Go Combo

Posted Mon Aug 28, 2006 at 12:38 AM PDT by
The Fast and the Furious: Toyko Drift [HD DVD Box Art] Universal Studios Home Video has made a change to the disc specs for 'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,' which will now be a combo HD DVD/DVD release when it races into stores next month.

As originally announced a few weeks back, all three 'Furious' flicks were set to debut simultaneously on September 26 as standard HD-30 dual-layer releases. However, though specs for both 'The Fast and the Furious' and '2 Fast 2 Furious' remain the same, 'Tokyo Drift' will now be a flipper.

Retail for 'Tokyo Drift' has also been increased to the studio's usual $39.99 list price for HD DVD/DVD combo releases.

Note that the rest of 'Drift's technical specs and supplemental features remain unchanged. However, as current technical limitations to the HD DVD/DVD combo format mean that the HD DVD side is limited to an HD-15 (15Gb) single-layer disc (versus a more roomy HD-30), we can only hope Universal won't have to drop any features to make room for the addition of the DVD version on the flip.

We'll certainly keep you posted if there are any further changes in the tech specs for 'Tokyo Drift,' and in the meantime we've updated its listing in our complete HD DVD Release Schedule.

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