Paramount to Fly 'Kite Runner' on Blu-ray

Posted Tue Jan 13, 2009 at 10:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The Kite Runner

Coming over a year after a canceled HD DVD release, Paramount will bring 'The Kite Runner' to Blu-ray in late-March.

Originally scheduled for HD DVD release in early 2008, Paramount subsequently pulled 'The Kite Runner' following the studio's abandonment of the format. The Marc Forster-directed drama will finally make its high-def debut on Blu-ray March 24.

Tech specs will see a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p video (2.40:1) and English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround tracks.

Extras include audio commentary with Forster, producer Khaled Hosseini and writer David Benioff, a pair of featurettes ("Words from The Kite Runner," "Images from The Kite Runner"), a PSA, and the theatrical trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95.

You'll find specs for 'The Kite Runner' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 24.

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