Warner Home Entertainment will bring the George Clooney thriller 'Michael Clayton' to both high-def disc formats this February.
Starring Clooney as an in-house "fixer" at one of the most prestigious law firms in New York, 'Clayton' received rave reviews upon its theatrical release this October, and was recently nominated for four Golden Globes, including Best Picture.
Clearly hoping to capitalize on awards season buzz for the title, Warner will release the likely Oscar nominee on Blu-ray, HD DVD/DVD combo disc and standard DVD on February 19th, just five days before this year's Academy Awards Ceremony.
Tech specs for the two next-gen editions include identical 1080p/VC-1 encodes, and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio (the HD DVD edition will carry the "Plus" designator) -- sadly, Warner has not opted to include Dolby TrueHD or uncompressed PCM.
Extras to be shared among all versions include deleted scenes and an audio commentary with writer/director Tony Gilroy and editor John Gilroy. No high-def exclusive supplements were planned at press time.
Warner has announced a suggested retail price for both next-editions of $35.99.