Posted Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 12:07 PM PST by Peter Bracke
Confirming earlier reports, New Line has officially announced an April arrival and full specs for 'The Golden Compass,' which will hit Blu-ray in a two-disc set with hours of bonus material.
Word first leaked out this past Friday that New Line was planning a April 29 Blu-ray debut for the Chris Weitz-directed fantasy adventure film, day-and-date with the standard DVD.
They've now confirmed the release and issued full specs, with the studio pulling out all the stops for the $300 million-grossing 'Golden Compass,' which will hit both Blu-ray and DVD as a fully-loaded two-disc set.
Shared across both versions will be an audio commentary with Weitz, eleven making-of featurettes, multiple still galleries, and the film's original theatrical teaser and full trailers.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray will be a picture-in-picture "Enhanced Visual Commentary" featuring Weitz and other cast and crew. (There's no confirmation yet from the studio as to whether the PIP track will be Profile 1.1-enabled, but we'll keep you posted.)
Tech specs boast 1080p video, English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 7.1 Surround and Dolby Digital-Plus Surround EX audio tracks, and subtitle options in English and Spanish.
Finally, New Line has issued a high-res look at the Blu-ray's cover art:
As previously announced, New Line has set a suggested list price of $39.98 for the Blu-ray.
You'll find final specs for 'The Golden Compass' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under April 29.
We've also set up a dedicated thread for New Line's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss 'The Golden Compass' Blu-ray release.
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