MGM Unveils Specs for 'Rescue Dawn' Blu-ray

Posted Thu Oct 25, 2007 at 12:02 PM PDT by
Rescue Dawn [Blu-ray Box Art]

In a rare show of support for high-def supplemental content, MGM will bring 'Rescue Dawn' to Blu-ray this November as a fully-loaded, BD-Java enhanced special edition.

As we've previously reported, MGM first announced 'Rescue Dawn' for Blu-ray release last month, earmarking a November 20 street date (day-and-date with the standard DVD) but offering no hints at any supplemental features.

The studio has now unveiled full specs for the title, and in a welcome contrast to the vast majority of the studios earlier, bare-bones high-def releases, 'Rescue Dawn' will come packed with goodies.

Among the extensive supplements shared between the Blu-ray and standard-def DVD versions is audio commentary with director Werner Herzog, a five-part "The Making of a True Story" documentary, a trio of deleted scenes (with optional commentary), and a still gallery.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray will be five additional deleted scenes (also with optional commentary), a "Before the Dawn: Mission Secrets" subtitle trivia track, and a "Honoring the Brave" interactive memorial.

Tech specs for the BD-50 dual-ayer release include 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and a DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround track at 48kHz/24-bit.

Suggested retail price is $39.98, as previously announced.

You'll find final disc details for 'Rescue Dawn' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under November 20.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for MGM's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Rescue Dawn' Blu-ray release.

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Rescue Dawn (Blu-ray)
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