In what Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment says will be its last-announced 2007 Blu-ray release, the studio has confirmed that the family adventure 'Underdog' will hit high-def this December.
Though it didn't exactly hit theaters with "...the speed of lightning and a roar of thunder," the live-action remake of the classic '60s cartoon serial will make a fairly speedy trip to video, debuting on Blu-ray day-and-date with the standard-def DVD on December 18.
Tech specs include Disney's standard 1080p video and uncompressed PCM 5.1 surround audio (48kHz/24-bit/6.9mbps), spread across a BD-25 single-layer disc.
Among the planned bonus features will be a "Diary of the Dog" featurette, deleted scenes, bloopers, a music video, and an original episode of the classic "Underdog" TV series.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray will be additional deleted scenes, plus a bonus episode of "Underdog."
List price for the Blu-ray is $34.98.
'Underdog' caps off a strong series of Q4 announcements from Disney. Other flicks due from the studio in the last three months of the year incude the Pixar hits 'Cars' and 'Ratatouille' in November, the blockbuster sequel 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End,' 'The Santa Clause 3,' and Disney's first-ever TV-on-high-def release, 'Lost: the Complete Third Season - The Unexplored Experience.'
As for what we can look forward to in the new year, Disney has already hinted at ambitious plans for 2008, including next-gen releases of the blockbuster hit 'Chronicles of Narnia' and its first-ever animated classic, 'Sleeping Beauty.' As always, we'll keep you posted as these films (and any others) are officially announced.
In the meantime, you'll find disc details for 'Underdog' and all of Disney's upcoming 2007 titles linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, indexed under their respective release dates.