Weinstein to Release First Theatrical Blu-ray with 'The Mist'

Posted Wed Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT by Peter Bracke
The Mist

Becoming the last major studio to embrace Blu-ray, the Weinstein Co. has announced its first theatrical release on the format with the August bow of 'The Mist.'

Though the studio issued a retailer alert last month for the TV-on-high-def release of 'Lonesome Dove,' 'The Mist' will mark the Weinstein's first theatrical title on Blu-ray when it hits stores August 5. (The studio had previously supported HD DVD before pulling the plug following the format's demise earlier this year.)

Directed by Frank Darabont and based on a classic short story by Stephen King, 'The Mist' will come to Blu-ray in a two-disc set with a host of bonus features that replicate the acclaimed DVD edition (which the Weinstein Co. first issued last March). Among the extensive extras are audio commentary with Darabont, multiple making-of featurettes, deleted scenes, a series of behind-the-scenes Web-i-sodes, and theatrical trailers.

Tech specs include both the original theatrical feature and a unique "black and white" version, each getting their own disc, presented in 1080 video and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio.

Suggested retail price for 'The Mist' has been set at $34.98.

You'll find the latest specs for 'The Mist' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 5.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Mist (Blu-ray)
Lonesome Dove (Blu-ray)
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