Universal Brings 'The Kingdom' to HD DVD this December

Posted Wed Nov 7, 2007 at 10:25 AM PST by
The Kingdom [HD DVD/DVD Combo Box Art]

The high-octane political thriller 'The Kingdom' is headed to high-def as a feature-packed HD DVD/DVD combo release.

Starring Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner as members of an FBI team solving a terrorist bombing in Saudi Arabia, the film was received with mixed reviews upon its theatrical release in late September, but it'll be getting the red carpet treatment when it makes its HD DVD debut on December 26, day-and-date with the standard-def DVD.

Announced supplements are extensive, with all versions sharing an audio commentary with director Peter Berg, four featurettes ("Creating the Kingdom," "History of the Kingdom," "Constructing the Freeway Sequence," "Surveillance") and deleted scenes. Exclusive to the HD DVD will be a U-Control-enabled picture-in-picture video commentary, plus additional web-enabled content (details to be announced).

Tech specs include 1080p/VC-1 video and audio tracks in both Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 surround.

Universal has set a suggested retail price for HD DVD/DVD combo version of $39.98.

As always, you'll find disc details for 'The Kingdom' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under December 26, 2007.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Universal's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss 'The Kingdom' HD DVD release.

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The Kingdom (2007) (HD DVD)
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