It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... 'Superman Returns' on Blu-ray, HD DVD

Posted Thu Sep 21, 2006 at 04:12 PM PDT by
Superman Returns [HD DVD Box Art]

One of the most highly-anticipated titles of the year is hitting high-def on November 28, when Warner Home Video will release 'Superman Returns' on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray.

The nearly $200 million-grossing hit will receive a 1080p/VC-1 transfer on both formats, with the HD DVD release featuring a Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 surround track, and the Blu-ray edition getting a standard Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (though both are encoded at the identical bitrate of 640kbps).

Note that the HD DVD release will also be a DVD combo platter, featuring all the same extras as the standard-def two-disc set, including nearly three hours of bonus material. Goodies include the five-part "Requiem for Krypton: Making 'Superman Returns'" documentary, the "Resurrecting Jor-El" featurette, ten deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer.

As for the Blu-ray edition, Warner has confirmed it is to be the studio's first BD-50 dual-layer release. Though exact supplements are not yet known, it is expected to include the same goodies as the HD DVD and DVD versions.

Warner has set a $39.95 list price for 'Superman Returns' on HD DVD, and $34.95 for the Blu-ray.

We've added the latest specs for 'Superman Returns' to our complete HD DVD Release Schedule and Blu-ray Release Schedule. Stay tuned for full details as soon as they are officially announced.

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