New Batch of IMAX Classics Bound For HD DVD

Posted Tue Oct 2, 2007 at 10:00 AM PDT by
The Alps, Coral Reef Adventure, Fighter Pilot [HD DVD Box Art]

Traveling through land, sea and air, Image Entertainment will bring a quartet of nature-themed IMAX films to HD DVD early next year.

The latest in a series of recent announcements from the indie distributor, debuting on January 8 will be the IMAX classics 'The Alps,' 'Coral Reef Adventure,' 'Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag' and 'Mystery of the Nile.'

Although Image is a dual-fomat supporting distributor, as of yet, these four titles have been announced for HD DVD only. This continues the company's recent pattern of issuing entirely different slates for each of the two next-gen formats.

Each title will receive remastered 1080p transfers (codec TBA) in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio recomposed for HDTV-friendly dimensions. Audio options include Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 surround tracks on each title, with 'Fighter Pilot' also enjoying a full-blown Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround mix. At press time, no supplements were planned for any of the titles.

Image has set a suggested retail price of $24.95 apiece.

You'll find final disc details and box art for all four of the titles linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where they are indexed under January 8.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for discussion of these latest IMAX releases in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Alps'/'Coral Reef Adventure'/'Fighter Pilot'/'Mystery of the Nile' HD DVD releases.

(Thanks to Diabolo for the tip!)

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (Blu-ray)
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (Blu-ray)
Starship Troopers Trilogy (Blu-ray)
Transformers (2007) (Blu-ray)
Tags: Image Entertainment, IMAX, Disc Announcements (all tags)