Sony Officially Announces First BD-50 Blu-ray Discs

Posted Fri Oct 6, 2006 at 02:34 PM PDT by
Click [Blu-ray Box Art]

As expected, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment today has announced its first three BD-50 dual-layer Blu-ray disc releases, led by the box office hits 'Click,' 'Black Hawk Down' and 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.'

Information had leaked yesterday that the studio was on the verge of announcing the format's first dual-layer BD-50 discs, whose increased 50GB storage capacity allow them to deliver increased bonus features and interactivity.

Today Sony officially confirmed the news via this press release. Hitting stores this Tuesday, October 10 will be 'Click,' followed by 'Black Hawk Down' on November 14, and 'Tallageda Nights' on December 12.

All three titles will include extensive bonus features shot in full high-definition video, and 'Black Hawk Down' will also be the first Sony title to implement the format's proprietary "Blu-Wizard" authoring environment, which supports enhanced interactivity.

We've updated our Blu-ray Release Schedule with the new specs, and stay tuned for in-depth reviews of 'Click' and Sony's future Blu-ray BD-50 titles in the weeks ahead.

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