Posted Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Image Entertainment has confirmed a May Blu-ray release for the 1985 cult classic 'Short Circuit.'
Starring Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, and "Number Five" the robot, 'Short Circuit' was the sleeper hit of 1985, grossing over $50 million at the US box office (and eventually spawning a less popular sequel).
As first reported by our pal Dave Lambert at TV Guide, Image Entertainment will give Number Five his first-ever high-def release on May 20, when 'Short Circuit' hits Blu-ray.
Extras announced for the Blu-ray include an audio commentary with director John Badham and screenwriters S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, plus isolated music and effects.
Tech specs feature 1080p video, and DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround audio.
Image has set a suggested list price of $19.95 for the Blu-ray.
You'll find the latest specs for 'Short Circuit' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 20.
We've also set up a dedicated thread for No. 5's high-def debut in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Short Circuit' Blu-ray release.
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