Disney Goes TrueHD with 'Coyote Ugly' Blu-ray

Posted Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 10:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Coyote Ugly

Disney has unveiled full specs for the Blu-ray release of 'Coyote Ugly,' due this April as an unrated special edition, the studio's first with Dolby TrueHD audio.

As we've previously reported, Disney first announced 'Coyote Ugly' as part of its April 1 line-up of Blu-ray catalog releases (alongside 'Hidalgo' and 'Unbreakable'). Although initial specs were scarce for the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced cult fave, the full details are now in, featuring an unrated extended cut of the film supported by a raft of bonus features.

Boasting all of the same bonus features as the previously-released DVD versions of 'Coyote Ugly,' the Blu-ray is set to include a "Coyote Audio Commentary" with Bruckheimer and members of the cast, the "Search for the Stars" suite of three making-of featurettes ("The Dreamer," "Coyotes," "Mr. O’Donnell"), a three-part "Coyote 101" on being your own coyote, five additional scenes, and a LeAnne Rimes music video with "making-of the video" featurette.

Tech specs include 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video, and -- in a change from Disney's support for uncompressed PCM audio on all of its previous Blu-ray releases -- an English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround track at 48kHz/24-bit (additional Dolby Digital dubs and subtitles are also provided in English, French and Spanish).

As previously announced, suggested retail price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.

You'll find complete specs for 'Coyote Ugly' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 1.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Disney's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Coyote Ugly' Blu-ray release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Coyote Ugly (Blu-ray)
Hidalgo (Blu-ray)
Unbreakable (Blu-ray)
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