'The Count of Monte Cristo' Bound for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The 2002 adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' literary classic will parry with Blu-ray this September.

In an early announcement to retailers, Disney/Buena Vista presents 'The Count of Monte Cristo' for a Blu-ray release on September 13.

Jim Caviezel ('Deja Vu') and Guy Pearce ('Bedtime Stories') give sizzling performances in 'The Count Of Monte Cristo.' And now, for the first time, the world’s greatest tale of betrayal, adventure, and revenge is more riveting than ever in Blu-ray High Definition!

When the dashing and guileless Edmond Dantes (Caviezel) is betrayed by his best friend (Pearce) and wrongly imprisoned, he becomes consumed by thoughts of vengeance. After a miraculous escape, he transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, insinuates himself into the French nobility, and puts his cunning plan of reprisal in action. Experience the resounding clash of swords and the deadly glint off every razor-sharp blade. With the pristine sound and magnificent picture quality of Blu-ray, this swashbuckling thriller will have you perched on the edge of your seat until the very lastdrop of sweet revenge is exacted.

The Blu-ray will feature will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include ¬Audio Commentary With Director Kevin Reynolds; 5 Deleted Scenes With Commentary By Filmmakers Including Alternate Final Duel; “The Napoleonic World” — Production Design Featurette; “En Garde” — Multi-Angle Sword Fighting Feature; “The Pen” – A Retrospective on author Alexandre Dumas; “Adapting A Classic” — Screenwriting Segment; “The Clash Of Steel” — Stunt Choreography Piece; and Layer-By-Layer — Interactive Sound Design Feature.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $26.50.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Count of Monte Cristo' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 13.

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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) (Blu-ray)
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