'The Lawless' Headed For HD DVD

Posted Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The Lawless [HD DVD Box Art]

Indie distributor Phoenix Entertainment in jumping into the high-def fray this February with their debut HD DVD title, the direct-to-video crime caper 'The Lawless.'

A blood-soaked tale of two undercover narcotics officers who must delve into the dangerous world of the Mexican drug cartel after their families are kidnapped, 'The Lawless' is bypassing theaters to premiere directly on video February 5. The release marks the next-gen debut for Phoenix Entertainment Group, which is planning an HD DVD release day-and-date with the standard-def DVD.

At press time, it seemed Phoenix would be taking a bare-bones approach for 'The Lawless,' with the disc not currently announced as having any bonus features. Tech specs are not yet known, but we'll keep you posted.

In line with the budget approach, the HD DVD version will retail with a suggested list price of only $19.98.

You'll find the latest disc details for 'The Lawless' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 5, 2008.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Phoenix's high-def debut in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss 'The Lawless' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Strauss: Die Fledermaus (Blu-ray)
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