Paramount Says 'There Will Be Blood' on HD DVD

Posted Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 10:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
There Will Be Blood

Toshiba may have sounded the death knell for HD DVD Tuesday, but that didn't stop Paramount from announcing a two-disc special edition HD DVD of 'There Will Be Blood' for early April.

One of the most acclaimed films of the last year, Paul Thomas Anderson's epic tale of American oil prospectors is a leading contender for the Best Picture Oscar going into this weekend's ceremony, where star Daniel-Day Lewis is also a front-runner for Best Actor.

Paramount says it will debut 'There Will Be Blood' as two-disc HD DVD on April 8, day-and-date with the standard-def DVD.

Supplements announced so far include two making-of featurettes ("There Will Be Blood: Pics, Research, Etc.", "The Story of Petroleum"), 15 minutes of deleted scenes, and theatrical and teaser trailers. More details are expected to be unveiled shortly, so stay tuned.

Tech specs for the HD DVD include 1080p/VC-1 video and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio.

Suggested retail for the HD DVD edition has been set at $39.99.

As always, you'll find the latest specs for 'There Will Be Blood' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 8.

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

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