'Stardust' Bound For HD DVD this December

Posted Tue Oct 9, 2007 at 11:30 AM PDT by

Though it failed to sprinkle much fairy dust on the summer box office, Paramount has announced it will bring the big-budget fantasy 'Stardust' to HD DVD this December.

With a reported production budget of over $70 million and starring such heavy hitters as Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro, 'Stardust' was one of the most high-profile and eagerly-awaited adventure films of the year. But despite a heavy marketing push from Paramount, the movie received only a tepid from both critics and audiences, eventually scrapping up a total worldwide gross of $64 million.

Fantasy fans will have another chance to decide the fate of 'Stardust,' however, when Paramount debuts the flick day-and-date on both HD DVD and standard-def DVD on December 18.

Tech specs include 1080p video and (continuing Paramount's recent trend of not including high-res audio on their HD DVD releases) Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround tracks in English, French and Spanish.

No supplemental details have been announced as of yet, but we'll keep you posted.

As always, you'll find the latest disc details for 'Stardust' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under December 18.

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

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Stardust (HD DVD)
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