Warner Unleashes 'Twister' Blu-ray, HD DVD Specs

Posted Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Twister [Blu-ray, HD DVD Box Art]

In its first official title alert since aligning itself with Blu-ray, Warner has issued full specs for its previously-announced dual-format release of 'Twister.'

Although the studio indicated in its Blu-ray exclusivity announcement that its remaining HD DVD releases would follow the Blu-ray and DVD versions after a "short window," Warner says that 'Twister' is still on track for its previously announced May 6 release date -- on both Blu-ray and HD DVD.

The studio says the long-awaited catalog release will port over all of the special features from the 2004 DVD release, including an audio commentary with director Jan De Bont and visual effects supervisor Stefan Fangmeir, the "Anatomy of a Twister" featurette, an HBO First Look special, the History Channel Documentary “Nature Tech: Tornadoes," a Van Halen music video, and a collection of theatrical trailers.

The sole fresh addition to this 2008 re-issue is the newly-produced retrospective featurette "Chasing the Storm: Twister Revisited."

Tech specs include identical 1080p/VC-1 encodes, and PCM 5.1 Surround audio on the Blu-ray, with the HD DVD getting a comparable Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround option (both include English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround dubs).

Warner has set a suggested $28.98 list price for each of the next-gen versions.

You'll find complete disc details for 'Twister' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 6, 2008.

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

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