'Employee of the Month,' 'Crank' Lead Lionsgate January Blu-ray New Releases

Posted Sun Dec 10, 2006 at 09:09 PM PST by
Employee of the Month [Blu-ray Box Art]

Lionsgate will bring the box office hits 'Employee of the Month' and 'Crank' to Blu-ray this January, along with an uncut 'Saw II.'

Kicking things off January 9 is 'Crank.' The Jason Statham actioner will be Lionsgate's latest BD-50 dual-layer release, and include three making-of featurettes presented in full 1080p video.

January 16 brings the Dane Cook comedy 'Employee of the Month,' which will feature an audio commentary with Cook and director Greg Coolidge, four featurettes, deleted scenes and bloopers.

Finally, January 23 will bring yet more blood with an uncut 'Saw II,' which Lionsgate will debut simultaneously with a separate Blu-ray release of the R-rated cut of 'Saw II' and a day-and-date-with-DVD 'Saw III.' The unrated 'Saw II' will feature even more gore than the theatrical version, plus audio commentary with the filmmakers and two featurettes.

All of Lionsgate's January titles will feature 1080p/MPEG-2 video transfers and DTS-HD High-Resolution and Dolby Digital Surround EX 5.1 surround options.

Retail will be $39.95 a pop.

New listings and updated specs including box art have been added to our Blu-ray Release Schedule.

We also set up dedicated threads for all the titles in our new Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Crank' Blu-ray release, the 'Employee of the Month' Blu-ray release and the 'Saw II (Unrated)' Blu-ray release.

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