Specs, Box Art in for 'Beowulf' HD DVD

Posted Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Beowulf (2007)

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.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Paramount's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Beowulf (2007)' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Beowulf: The Director's Cut (2007) (HD DVD)
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