'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead' Heads to HD DVD (UPDATE: Blu-ray Too!)

Posted Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead [HD DVD Box Art]

UPDATE: (2:30pm, 12/14/07) We've just received word from Image Entertainment that this title is planned for both HD DVD *and* Blu-ray release. (Earlier retail reports suggested HD DVD-only.) We've updated the text of this article accordingly.

Image Entertainment is planning an April high-def release for the acclaimed Sidney Lumet crime thriller 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.'

Starring Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman as brothers who get entangled in a plot to rob their parents jewelry store, 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead' has been hailed as a return to form for Lumet, and is generating early Oscar buzz.

Image has now revealed plans to bring the thriller to HD DVD and Blu-ray on April 15, day-and-date with the standard-def DVD. Both high-def editions are expected to retail at a suggested $35.98 list price.

There were no tech specs or supplemental details available at press time, but a full announcement is expected in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, you'll find preliminary disc details for 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule and our Blu-ray release schedule, where it's indexed under April 15, 2008.

We've also set up dedicated threads for Lumet's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead' HD DVD release or the 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead' Blu-ray release.

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