CES: 'Ice Age,' 'I, Robot' Highlight Fox Q1 Blu-ray Wave

Posted Fri Jan 4, 2008 at 12:22 PM PST by Peter Bracke
I, Robot

In a pre-CES announcement, Fox has unveiled their complete line-up of Blu-ray catalog titles for Q1 2008, including new dates for the long-delayed high-def debuts of as 'Ice Age' and 'I, Robot.'

Unveiled today via press release (which can be read in full here), Fox says it will be bringing six "must have" catalog titles to Blu-ray in the first three months of 2008.

Among those included in the diverse slate are the four previously-announced hits 'Man on Fire,' 'Me, Myself & Irene,' 'Wall Street' and 'Independence Day,' as well as the long-awaited debuts of 'I, Robot' and 'Ice Age' (both of which were originally scheduled for high-def release in 2007 but subsequently delayed).

The studio's complete announced Blu-ray catalog schedule for Q1 is now as follows:

January 8: 'Man on Fire'

February 5: 'Wall Street,' 'Me, Myself & Irene'

March 4: 'Ice Age'

March 11: 'Independence Day,' 'I, Robot'

Aside from a barebones edition of 'Man on Fire,' the remaining five titles will include most of the extras found on their standard-def DVD counterparts, including multiple audio commentaries, deleted scenes and trailers.

Blu-ray exclusives include trivia tracks and D-Box enhancement on 'Independence Day' and 'I, Robot,' while 'ID4' will also include the BD-Java interactive game "Alien Scavenger Hunt."

Tech specs for all titles include 1080p/MPEG-2 video and DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround tracks. (Note that some of these titles were initially announced with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video, but the press release now indicates MPEG-2 on all releases. We're updating our listings to reflect this new information, and will keep you posted should there be any further changes.)

Complete disc specs for each of these titles can be found in our Blu-ray Release Schedule, indexed under their respective street dates.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Ice Age (Blu-ray)
Independence Day (Blu-ray)
I, Robot (Blu-ray)
Me, Myself & Irene (Blu-ray)
Man on Fire (Blu-ray)
Wall Street (Blu-ray)
Tags: CES 2008, Fox, Disc Announcements (all tags)