Fox Delays 'Master & Commander' Blu-ray (Again)

Posted Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Master & Commander [Blu-ray Box Art]

The Blu-ray release of 'Master & Commander' has hit more rough waters, with Fox delaying its planned February bow.

Originally pegged for a a high-def release on October 2, the studio eventually yanked the release citing last-minute production delays. Now Fox has pulled the plug on the Blu-ray for the second time, this time attributing the delay to marketing reasons.

Although the studio stopped short of issuing a new street date, a Fox rep tells us that it is realigning the Blu-ray release of 'Master & Commander' to coincide with an upcoming Father's Day promotion planned for the spring.

The rep also confirmed that the same promotion will see 'Master & Commander' joined by two other Fox/MGM Blu-ray titles that were shelved late last year -- 'A Bridge Too Far' and 'Battle of Britain.'

At press time there were no plans to alter the originally announced Blu-ray specs for 'Master & Commander' upon its eventual release.

The disc's retail price will also remain unchanged at a suggested $39.98 list.

In anticipation of a forthcoming new street date for 'Master & Commander,' we've moved the title to the "Release Dates Postponed" section of our Blu-ray Release Schedule. As always, we'll keep you posted...

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Blu-ray)
Battle of Britain (Blu-ray)
A Bridge Too Far (Blu-ray)
Tags: Fox, Street Date Changes (all tags)