BBC to Explore 'Ganges' on Blu-ray

Posted Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 11:12 AM PST by Peter Bracke
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BBC Video has announced it will bring the documentary 'Ganges' to Blu-ray this July.

Filmed entirely in high-definition, 'Ganges' tells the story of the world's most extraordinary river, revealing how the Ganges has shaped the wildlife, culture and beliefs of India. BBC has set a street date for the Blu-ray of July 1, day-and-date with the standard-def DVD.

'Ganges' marks BBC Video's first title announcement since Toshiba pulled the plug on the HD DVD format earlier this week. Although BBC reiterated it's format-neutral stance just a few weeks back, at press time the distributor had not announced an HD DVD version of the title. (We're currently awaiting word from BBC on their future format plans, so stay tuned.)

Tech specs for the Blu-ray will see the 104-minute program presented on a BD-25 single-layer disc in 1080p/VC-1 video (1.78:1), and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo.

Extras shared between both the Blu-ray and the standard DVD include a collection of deleted scenes.

Suggested retail for the Blu-ray has been set at $29.98.

You'll find specs for 'Ganges' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, indexed under July 1.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for BBCs latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Ganges' Blu-ray release.

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Ganges (Blu-ray)
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