Universal Brings 'Alpha Dog,' 'Hitcher' Remake to HD DVD

Posted Fri Feb 23, 2007 at 02:46 AM PST by
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced they will bow the recent theatrical flicks 'Alpha Dog' and 'The Hitcher (2007)' on HD DVD May 1.

Both releases will be HD DVD/DVD combo discs, and hwill it stores day-and-date with their standard-def DVD counterparts. Each boasts the studio's standard 1080p/VC-1 video transfers, along with Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 surround tracks. However, 'Alpha Dog' is also scheduled to include a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix, making it only the studio's third such title to support lossless audio (after ''End f Days' and 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.'

Supplemental features on both will mirror their respective DVDs, with 'Alpha Dog' boasting two featurettes, while 'The Hitcher' gets four, plus deleted scenes. There are no announced HD exclusives.

Universal has set a suggested list of $39.95 for each title.

We've added full specs for both 'Alpha Dog' and 'The Hitcher' to our complete HD DVD Release Schedule under May 1. Stay tuned for cover art and any further details to arrive in the coming days.

We've also set up dedicated threads for Universal's latest titles in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Alpha Dog' HD DVD release and 'The Hitcher (2007)' HD DVD release.

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