The next-gen bow of 'Twister' has just encountered some bad weather of its own, with Warner pushing back its planned dual-format January release by a full four months.
As we originally reported back in September, Warner had planned a January 8, 2008 Blu-ray and HD DVD bow for 'Twister,' day-and-date with a new two-disc DVD re-issue of the film. Long a favorite DVD demo disc for home theater enthusiasts, 'Twister's next-gen debut was hotly anticipated as the film's CGI-fueled scenes of mass destruction seemed certain to show off the capabilities of both high-def formats.
Unfortunately, Warner will be making fans wait a considerable while longer to see 'Twister' in high-def, setting a new street date of May 6, 2008 for all three editions of the film.
The studio provided no explantion for the delay, but the release is still labeled as a special edition, so hopes remain high for an extensive package of supplements. We'll certainly keep you posted.
Retail for both the Blu-ray and HD DVD remain as announced with a $28.99 MSRP.