Bob Hope/Bing Crosby 'Road' Flicks Bound For HD DVD

Posted Thu Oct 25, 2007 at 10:15 AM PDT by
The Road to Bali / The Road to Rio (Double Feature) [HD DVD Box Art]

BCI has announced it will bring the classic comedies 'Road to Bali' and 'Road to Rio' to HD DVD as a double-feature disc this January.

Two of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's most famous "road pictures," both 'Bali' (1953) and 'Rio' (1947) have fallen into the public domain in recent years, and have seen over a dozen different DVD releases by nearly many distributors, most of substandard quality.

BCI hopes to change all that with its upcoming HD DVD double-feature disc on January 8, which will see both films presented in full 1080p video for the first time, and minted from newly-remastered source elements. (Audio specs are still TBA.)

At press time there were nosupplemental features planned, but we'll keep you posted if any new specs are announced.

Retail for the HD DVD will be $19.98.

As always, you'll find disc details for 'The Road to Bali/The Road to Rio' double feature linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under January 8, 2008.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for BCI's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Road to Bali/Road to Rio' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Road to Bali/The Road to Rio (HD DVD)
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