Posted Mon Apr 21, 2008 at 06:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
Sony Pictures has announced plans to bring 'Starship Troopers' and its latest direct-to-video sequel, 'Marauder,' to Blu-ray this July, both with Bonus View-enabled features.
Originally announced for release on Blu-ray last year, only to be yanked by the studio at the last minute, Sony has now re-set Paul Verhoeven's cult classic 'Starship Troopers' for high-def release on July 29, concurrent with the release of the video premiere sequel 'Starship Troopers: Marauder' (the latter day-and-date with the standard DVD).
Extras on the original 'Starship Troopers' include all of the bonus features found on the standard DVD release, including audio commentary with Verhoeven, a making-of documentary, alternate scenes, screen tests and additional behind-the-scenes footage.
'Marauder' will include two audio commentaries of its own with the filmmaking team, and two making-of featurettes.
Both 'Troopers' and 'Marauder' will also feature exclusive picture-in-picture Bonus View (aka Profile 1.1) enhanced features, which will include additional commentary, making-of footage, and graphic and text content.
There are no tech specs available yet for either Blu-ray release, but the full details are expected soon, so we'll keep you posted.
Sony has set a suggested retail price of $28.95 for each Blu-ray.
You'll find the latest specs for 'Starship Troopers' and 'Starship Troopers: Marauder' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under July 29.
We've also set up a dedicated thread for Sony's double-header in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Starship Troopers/Starship Troopers: Marauder' Blu-ray release.
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