Posted Thu Feb 15, 2007 at 02:13 PM PST by
Indie Magnolia continues its stealth next-gen release campaign, sneaking 'The World's Fastest Indian' into stores this week on Blu-ray and HD DVD.
The aggressive distributor, co-owned by HDNet founder and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, has been one of the few indies to support either high-definition format. So far, they have released over a half-dozen titles on Blu-ray and HD DVD, including Steven Soderbergh's controversial 'Bubble,' 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room' and 'The Architect.'
Oddly, however, obtaining information on their releases has proven difficult, with little news available until their titles actually appear up on Amazon, ready for sale.
The trend continued this past Tuesday, with Magnolia releasing 'The World's Fastest Indian,' an acclaimed drama starring Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins, on both Blu-ray and HD DVD with little fanfare.
The impressive release includes a 1080p transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround audio, and a wealth of bonus features, including filmmaker commentary, an archival documentary, multiple featurettes and deleted scenes.
Like all of Magnolia's next-gen titles, list price for 'The World's Fastest Indian' is $29.95.
Specs for all of Magnolia's current and upcoming high-def releases have now been added to both our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule.
We've also been in touch with the distributor, and hope to have more updated info in the future, as well as complete reviews of all of their Blu-ray and HD DVD titles, past and present. Watch this space...
We've also set up dedicated threads for these latest titles in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss 'The World's Fastest Indian' Blu-ray release and 'The World's Fastest Indian' HD DVD release.
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