'Assassination of Jesse James' Comes to Blu-ray, HD DVD

Posted Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 12:28 PM PST by Peter Bracke
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Warner has announced a late February next-gen arrival for the Brad Pitt western 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.'

An epic film (clocking in at nearly three hours) with a long title to match, 'Jesse James' failed to make much of a dent at the fall box office despite the marquee value of Pitt, but there has been some Oscar buzz for the film's performances and cinematography.

Warner will debut the lushly-photographed western on Blu-ray and HD DVD/DVD combo disc, day-and-date with the standard DVD on February 26, 2008.

Given the film's length and the single-disc configurations of both the Blu-ray and the HD DVD, extras are predictably slim, with only the 30-minute documentary "The Assassination of Jesse James: Death of an Outlaw" and the original theatrical trailer included.

Tech specs for the next-gen versions have not yet been released, but we'll keep you posted.

Warner has set a $35.98 suggested list price for the Blu-ray and HD DVD combo versions.

As always, you'll find disc details for 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule,where they are indexed under February 26, 2008.

We've also set up dedicated threads for Warner's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Assassination of Jesse James' Blu-ray release and the 'Assassination of Jesse James' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Blu-ray)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (HD DVD)
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