'Midnight Express' Coming to Blu-ray

Posted Tue May 12, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
Midnight Express

Sony Pictures has announced a July Blu-ray date for the classic '70s drama 'Midnight Express.'

The shocking true-life tale of American Billy Hayes, who spent years incarcerated in a Turkish prison, will make its Blu-ray debut on July 21 (Sony has previously-released a special edition DVD version).

Tech specs will see a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video (1.78:1) and English audio tracks in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround and the original 1.0 Mono.

Bonus features include audio commentary with director Alan Parker, a trio of featurettes ("The Producers," "The Production," "The Finished Film") and a still gallery.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray will be deluxe packaging that includes a collectible booklet, as well as BD-Live connectivity.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $38.96.

You'll find the latest specs for 'Midnight Express' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 21.

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