Warner Plans 'The Invasion' For Blu-ray, HD DVD

Posted Thu Nov 8, 2007 at 12:10 PM PST by
The Invasion [Blu-ray, HD DVD/DVD Combo Box Art]

Beware the pod people in high-def! 'The Invasion' is headed to Blu-ray and HD DVD this January with a host of bonus features.

The fourth incarnation of the classic 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers,' the Nicole Kidman-Daniel Craig starrer endured a much-publicized series of production problems (including extensive reshoots and a series of release date delays), before finally hitting theaters this past August to poor reviews and bad box office. Barely eking out a $30 million gross, Warner is clearly hoping the the big-budget actioner will find a larger audience when it hits DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD combo disc on January 8, 2008.

All versions of the title will share the same supplements, including the "We've Been Snatched Before: Invasion in Media History" retrospective documentary, plus three additional making-of featurettes: "A New Story," "On the Set" and "Snatched."

Tech specs for the two next-gen versions are also identical, with each receiving a 1080p/VC-1 encode and audio options in Dolby TrueHD (48kHz/24-bit) and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (both 640kbps).

Suggested retail for the HD DVD combo is $39.98, while the Blu-ray is a few bucks cheaper at $34.98.

As always, you'll find disc details for 'The Invasion' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, indexed under January 8, 2008.

We've also set up dedicated threads for the remake in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'The Invasion' Blu-ray release and the 'The Invasion' HD DVD release.

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