'The Rookie' Bound For Blu-ray This March

Posted Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 10:10 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The Rookie (2002)

Disney has announced a March Blu-ray debut for the hit 2002 sports drama 'The Rookie.'

Starring Dennis Quaid as a retired baseball coach who gets one last shot at pitching for the majors, 'The Rookie' was one of 2002's biggest surprise hits, grossing $75 million at the domestic box office. Confirming earlier retailer reports, Disney has set a March 4, 2008 arrival for the film on Blu-ray.

Supplements will mirror the previous 2003 standard-def DVD release, and are set to include an audio commentary with director John Lee Hancock, the "Spring Training: Baseball Tips From The Pros" and "The Inspirational Story Of Jim Morris" featurettes, deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer. There were no announced Blu-ray exclusives at press time.

Tech specs boast 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and uncompressed PCM 5.1 Surround audio.

The studio has set a suggested retail price for the Blu-ray of $29.99.

As always, you'll find the latest disc details for 'The Rookie (2002)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 4, 2008.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Disney's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'The Rookie (2002)' Blu-ray release.

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The Rookie (2002) (Blu-ray)
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