'Greatest Game Ever Played' Coming to Blu-ray

Posted Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 06:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
The Greatest Game Every Played

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced a mid-June Blu-ray release for the golfing drama 'The Greatest Game Every Played.'

Starring Shia LaBeouf and directed by Bill Paxton, 'The Greatest Game Ever Played' chronicles the triumph of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet, who defeated his idol, Englishman Harry Vardon at the 1913 US Open.

Disney will debut the critically acclaimed (if commercially ignored) drama on Blu-ray on June 16, where it will join another just-announced sports-themed drama, 'Miracle.'

Tech specs will see a BD-50 dual-layer presentation with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video (2.35:1) and an English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround track.

Bonus features include audio commentary with Paxton and producer Mark Frost, and a trio of featurettes: "A View from the Gallery: On the Set of The Greatest Game Ever Played," "Two Legends and the Greatest Game" and "From Caddy to Champion: Francis Ouimet."

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $34.99.

You'll find the latest specs for 'The Greatest Game Every Played' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 16.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Greatest Game Ever Played (Blu-ray)
Splinter (Blu-ray)
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