Direct-to-Video 'Scorpion King 2' Headed to Blu-ray

Posted Fri Jun 6, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT by Peter Bracke
The Scorpion King [Movie Poster]

Universal will debut their first direct-to-video Blu-ray premiere this August, with the release of the action prequel 'The Scorpion King 2.'

Detailing events that take place before the original film, 'The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior' sees TV star Michael Copon taking over the title role from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in what Universal has said is its highest-budgeted direct-to-video production yet.

The studio will premiere 'Scorpion King 2' on Blu-ray August 19, day-and-date with the DVD. (It follows the Blu-ray debut of the original 'The Scorpion King,' which Universal previously announced for a July 22 release.)

There are no tech specs yet for the Blu-ray, but extras shared with the standard DVD are expected to include six featurettes ("The Making of The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior," "Fighting Like an Akkadian," "Becoming Sargon," "Beauty and Brawn," "Creating a Whole New World," "The Visual Effects of The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior"), deleted scenes and a gag reel.

Universal has set a suggested list price of $39.98 for the Blu-ray.

As always, you'll find the latest specs for 'The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 19.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Universal's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss 'The Scorpion King 2' Blu-ray release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (Blu-ray)
The Scorpion King (Blu-ray)
Tags: Universal, Direct-to-High-Def Premieres, Disc Announcements (all tags)