Fox Details Two-Disc 'Patton' Blu-ray

Posted Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke

Fox has announced specs and box art for the Blu-ray release of 'Patton,' which will hit high-def this May as the studio's first two-disc special edition.

As we've previously reported, Fox announced a May 23 Blu-ray debut for the George C. Scott Oscar-winner, but stopped short of issuing any additional details.

Now full specs are in, and due to the feature film's 170-minute runtime and the volume of supplemental features, it will take two discs just to contain it.

Disc one is a BD-50 dual-layer disc with the main feature in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and English DTS-HD Losslesss Master Audio 5.1 Surround (48kHz/16-bit), plus English Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround and French and Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono (192kbps) dubs, and English and Spanish subtitles.

Also on disc one is an Introduction by screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola, as well as a full-length audio commentary by Coppola.

Disc two is a BD-25 single-layer disc containing hours of bonus material, including the documentary "The Making Of Patton," two featurettes ("History Through the Lens: Patton: A Rebel Revisited," "Patton's Ghost Corps"), a "Production Still Gallery" accompanied by Jerry Goldsmith's complete musical score, a second "Behind the Scenes Gallery" accompanied by an audio essay on the historical Patton, and the original theatrical trailer.

Finally, Fox has revealed box art for the Blu-ray:

As previously announced, Fox has set the suggested retail price for 'Patton' at $39.98.

You'll find final specs for 'Patton' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 20.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Fox's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Patton' Blu-ray release.

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