Fox Planning 'The Robe' Blu-ray for March

Posted Tue Dec 16, 2008 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The Robe

Fox is bringing its latest classic to Blu-ray, announcing a mid-March release for 'The Robe.'

Starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons, the 1953 epic -- the first ever filmed in CinemaScope -- will receive its long-awaited high-def debut on March 17. (Fox previously released a special edition DVD version in 2004.)

Tech specs will see a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video (2.20:1) and DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround audio.

No supplement specs are available as of yet, but a package comparable to the DVD is expected. We'll keep you posted.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $34.99.

You'll find the latest specs for 'The Robe' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 17.

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The Robe (1953) (Blu-ray)
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