Weinstein Details 'Reader' Blu-ray Specs, Box Art

Posted Thu Mar 26, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
The Reader

The Weinstein Co. has revealed final specs and box art for 'The Reader,' which arrives on Blu-ray in late-April with TrueHD audio and multiple bonus features.

As previously reported, the Weinstein Co. has set an April 28 Blu-ray date for the acclaimed Holocaust-themed drama (which earned a Best Actress statuette for Kate Winslet), day-and-date with the standard DVD.

Tech specs will see a BD-50 dual-layer presentation with 1080p/VC-1 video (1.85:1) and English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio.

Extras will include a quintet of making-of featurettes, and a dozen deleted scenes.

Finally, the Weinstein Co. has issued the final box art for 'The Reader':

As previously announced, Lionsgate has set the suggested retail price at $39.99.

You'll find final specs for 'The Reader' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 28.

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