'Aviator' Soars to HD DVD, Blu-ray

Posted Mon Sep 10, 2007 at 10:58 AM PDT by
The Aviator

Warner Home Video has announced it will bring Martin Scorsese's Oscar-decorated 'The Aviator' to Blu-ray and HD DVD this November.

The highly-acclaimed biopic of the legendary Howard Hughes, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Alan Alda (all Oscar nominees for their work) scored over $100 million at the domestic box office, and will hit both next-gen formats November 6.

Tech specs include 1080p video and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround audio (at 640kbps) -- sadly, no high-resolution formats will be offered.

Extras include an audio commentary by Scorsese, a History Channel special on the real Hughes, a deleted scene, still gallery and the original theatrical trailer.

Retail for both high-def versions is $28.98.

You'll find disc details for 'The Aviator' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 6.

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

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Aviator (Blu-ray)
The Aviator (HD DVD)
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