'Flashdance' to Dazzle on Blu-ray, HD DVD This Fall

Posted Sun Jun 17, 2007 at 09:01 PM PDT by

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced it will bring the classic '80s extravaganza 'Flashdance' to Blu-ray and HD DVD this September.

Set to coincide with a new standard-def DVD special edition re-release of the musical smash (which grossed nearly $100 million at the box office back in 1983), 'Flashdance' will hit Blu-ray and HD DVD concurrently on September 18.

No specs yet, but a batch of new supplementary material is expected, featuring the participation of director Adrian Lyne, star Jennifer Beals and other key members of the cast and crew.

Paramount has set a $29.95 list price for both high-def versions.

'Flashdance' is the latest in what is fast becoming a trend for Paramount, with the studio timing the next-gen release of a catalog classic with a new, feature-laden re-issue on standard-def DVD. Other recent Paramount catalog titles that have received the simultaneous day-and-date treatment include 'Reds,' 'Trading Places,' and the upcoming 'Saturday Night Fever.'

We've added new listings for 'Flashdance' to our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, under September 18. Watch for full specs and box art to be revealed in the coming weeks.

We've also set up dedicated threads for Paramount's latest announcement in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Flashdance' Blu-ray release and the 'Flashdance' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Flashdance (Blu-ray)
10,000 B.C. (Blu-ray)
28 Weeks Later (Blu-ray)
Robin Hood: Season One (Blu-ray)
Trading Places (Blu-ray)
Reds (Blu-ray)
Trading Places (HD DVD)
Reds (HD DVD)
Tags: Paramount, Disc Announcements (all tags)