MGM Exorcises Extras from 'Amityville,' 'Carrie' Blu-rays

Posted Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 10:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
The Amityville Horror (1979) [Blu-ray Box Art]

MGM has announced specs -- or rather, the lack of them -- for the Blu-ray releases of 'Amityville Horror' and 'Carrie,' which will both hit high-def sans any supplemental features.

As previously reported, MGM has set an October 7 release date for the original '70s versions of 'Carrie' and 'The Amityville Horror,' marking the first-ever next-gen releases for the horror classics.

The studio has now unveiled the complete specs, and though both were previously released as DVD special editions to positive acclaim, MGM has decided to drop all bonus features and release the titles in bare-bones versions.

Tech specs for each will see a BD-25 single-layer presentation with 1080p/MPEG-2 video and English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 51. Surround (48kHz/16-bit) tracks. (Optional English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 51. Surround and subtitle tracks are also provided.)

Suggested retail prices for the Blu-rays have been set at $39.98 a pop.

You'll find complete specs for 'The Amityville Horror (1979)' and 'Carrie (1976)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under October 7.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Amityville Horror (1979) (Blu-ray)
Carrie (1976) (Blu-ray)
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