'Shawshank Redemption' Gets Specs, New Date

Posted Fri Sep 12, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT by Peter Bracke
The Shawshank Redemption

Warner has unveiled final specs and box art for 'The Shawshank Redemption,' which will now hit Blu-ray in early December, one month later than previously expected.

Originally scheduled for Blu-ray release on November 4, Warner has now officially assigned the title a new date of December 2, a postponement of nearly a month.

The BD-50 dual-layer presentation will feature 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video, English and French Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround tracks, and additional Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround dubs in Spanish, Portuguese, and Thai.

Extras will mirror the previous standard DVD special edition, with audio commentary by director Frank Darabont, a pair of documentaries, a still gallery, additional storyboards, a "Charlie Rose Show" interview with Darabont and star Morgan Freeman, and the theatrical trailer.

The Blu-ray will also come housed in warner's Digi-Book packaging, which includes a collectible booklet with rare photos, production notes and other archival materials.

Tech specs will see a BD-50 dual-layer presentation with 1080p video and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio.

Finally, Warner has issued the final box art for 'The Shawshank Redemption':

As previously announced, Warner has set the suggested retail price for the Blu-ray at $34.95.

You'll find complete specs for 'The Shawshank Redemption' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under its new date of December 2.

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