Mark your calendars, kids, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has confirmed a December arrival for the unstoppable teen sensation 'High School Musical 2.'
As we first reported earlier this month, Disney had previously teased a 2007 high-def release for 'High School Musical 2' via an online trailer that touted a day-and-date debut on Blu-ray and DVD (though no exact date was given).
Then, only this past week, a printed advertisement inside recently-shipped DVD copies of the Disney titles 'The Suite Life of Zack And Cody' and 'Corey the House' listed a date of December 11 for 'HSM 2,' offering the first official word from the studio of an actual street date.
We've since received confirmation from Disney that the December 11 date is indeed confirmed, so the record number of fans who tuned in to see the world premiere of the sequel this past Friday on the Disney Channel (an astonishing 17.2 million viewers, making 'HSM 2' the most-watched basic cable telecast of all time) won't have to wait long to own the movie in high-def.
Given the early announcement, there are no tech specs nor supplements available yet, although the ad (and the previous trailer) both tout the Blu-ray and DVD versions as the "Extended Edition" with an all-new music scene and a Sing-Along Version among the planned supplements.
According to the studio, a full press release with detailed specs should appear within the coming weeks, so watch this space -- we'll certainly keep you posted.
In the meantime, we've updated our listing for 'High School Musical 2' in our comprehensive Blu-ray Release Schedule to reflect the now-confirmed December 11th release date.
(Thanks to Loys for his help with this story.)
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- High School Musical 2 (Blu-ray)