Paramount Re-Announces 'Zodiac' for HD DVD

Posted Tue Sep 18, 2007 at 11:01 AM PDT by

After postponing its originally-scheduled July high-def release, Paramount Home Entertainment has announced a newly-configured 2-disc edition of 'Zodiac' as its first HD DVD title of the new year.

David Fincher's acclaimed serial killer procedural was first announced for a bare bones July Blu-ray and HD DVD debut, timed to hit stores day-and-date with the flick's standard-def DVD release.

However, after Fincher announced his intentions to produce a much more extensive, two-disc "double dip" of the title on DVD, Paramount cancelled the high-def versions, with plans to re-announce a more elaborate, comparable special editions at a later date.

Now, following Paramount's high-profile defection to HD DVD only this past August, the studio has finally re-set 'Zodiac' for a January 8 release, in what's being billed as "Two-Disc Special Edition."

Tech specs and supplements have not yet been revealed, but preliminary details for the standard DVD version include multiple audio commentaries with Fincher and other cast and crew, multiple featurettes and additional material on real-life police procedural techniques, so expectations are for a comparable set of extras. We'll keep you posted.

Retail for the HD DVD is $39.98.

You'll find preliminary disc details for 'Zodiac' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under January 8.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Paramount's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Zodiac' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Zodiac: Director's Cut (HD DVD)
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