Posted Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Confirming earlier reports, Paramount has officially announced a February arrival and full specs for 'Beowulf,' which will hit HD DVD in a new Director's Cut version with hours of added bonus content.
As we first reported late last year, Paramount had alerted retailers to a February 26 debut for the Robert Zemeckis-directed 'Beowulf on HD DVD, day-and-date with the standard DVD.
They've now confirmed the release and issued full specs, which include a full second disc of extras. In addition to a never-before-seen Director's Cut, the set includes a 16-part documentary "The Making of 'Beowulf,'" plus a dozen Deleted & Alternate Scenes. All of the bonus content will also be presented in full HD.
Exclusive to the HD DVD will be additional web-enabled content still to be announced.
Tech specs boast 1080p/VC-1 video and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio, plus optional Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround dubs and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
Finally, Paramount has revealed the disc's cover art:
As previously announced, retail for the HD DVD is $39.98.
You'll find final disc details for 'Beowulf' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, indexed under February 26.
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