Koch Readies 'Nature's Journey' for Blu-ray, HD DVD

Posted Fri Jul 13, 2007 at 06:30 AM PDT by
Nature's Journey [Blu-ray, HD DVD Box Art] Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the HD DVD edition of 'Nature's Journey' will include a Lossless Master Audio 5.0 surround track. In fact, the lossless track appears only on the Blu-ray edition. We regret the error. (Thanks to David, Don and Merlins for the corrections!)

Koch Distributing has announced it will bring the made-for-high definition 'Nature's Journey' to Blu-ray and HD DVD on September 11.

Dubbed a "mesmerizing sensory experience" of natural wonders, 'Nature's Journey' promises to deliver reference-quality high-def video and audio.

Hitting both formats on single-layer discs, the 25GB Blu-ray edition gets the the upper hand in terms of specs, enjoying a peak 37mbps 1080i video encode and a DTS HD Lossless Master Audio 5.0 surround track (at 5.3 Mpbs avg and 6.8 Mbps max), while the 15GB HD DVD gets a 26mpbs 1080i encode and a standard DTS-HD 5.0 surround track (at 3 Mbps).

Koch has set a $29.98 list price for both versions.

'Nature's Journey' follows Koch's first high-def release, the classic IMAX experience 'Chronos,' which debuted this past year on both formats.

We've added new listings for 'Nature's Journeys' to our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, under September 11.

We've also set up dedicated threads for the title in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Nature's Journey' Blu-ray release and the 'Nature's Journey' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Nature's Journey (Blu-ray)
Chronos (Blu-ray)
Nature's Journey (HD DVD)
Chronos (HD DVD)
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