Sony Ready to Unveil First BD-50 Blu-ray Titles

Posted Thu Oct 5, 2006 at 01:07 PM PDT by
Black Hawk Down [Blu-ray Box Art] After weeks of rumors and great anticipation, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is preparing to reveal its first three dual-layer, BD-50 Blu-ray disc releases, via a press release expected tomorrow.

Though the studio has yet to officially announce plans, industry sources have told High Def Digest that leading Sony's BD-50 charge will be 'Click,' which streets next Tuesday, October 10. Though originally expected to be a BD-25, single-layer disc only, the release will in fact be dual-layer and come packed with all the same bonus features as its standard DVD.

Sony will follow that up with 'Talladega Nights,' which was announced last week for a December 12 release, as well as what the studio will be calling its "flagship" BD-50 title, 'Black Hawk Down,' due November 14.

Both 'Talladega Nights' and 'Black Hawk Down' will feature a wealth of bonus content shot exclusively in high-definition. 'Black Hawk Down' will also be the first Sony title to feature the Blu-ray format's proprietary "Blu-Wizard" authoring environment, which promises to deliver extensive interactive content new to the format.

In anticipation of the full announcement, we've updated the listings for all three titles to our Blu-ray Release Schedule. Stay tuned, as we'll have complete specs for you as soon as they are released.

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