Fox Preps Trio of War Classics for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke

Fox has issued Blu-ray release dates for a blitzkrieg of war-themed titles due this Father's Day, including the classics 'Patton,' 'The Sand Pebbles' and 'The Longest Day.'

Fox first revealed plans to release the three titles as part of a joint Father's Day promo last month, but stopped short of issuing an exact street date. The studio has now issued a retail announcement for 'The Longest Day,' 'The Sand Pebbles' and the Oscar-winning 'Patton,' all of which will debut on Blu-ray on June 3rd.

Tech specs are consistent across the three titles, with each receiving 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video, remastered English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround audio, and additional English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital and subtitle options.

There are no supplemental details available as of yet, but the full media announcement is due in the coming weeks, so we'll keep you posted.

Suggested retail for each title has been set at $39.95.

You'll find the latest specs for 'Patton,' 'The Longest Day' and 'The Sand Pebbles' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under June 3rd.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Fox's Father's Day trio in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Patton'/'Longest Day'/'Sand Pebbles' Blu-ray releases.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Patton (Blu-ray)
The Sand Pebbles (Blu-ray)
The Longest Day (Blu-ray)
Tags: Fox, Disc Announcements (all tags)