'Jane Austen Book Club' Heads to Blu-ray

Posted Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The Jane Austen Book Club

Sony will bring the chick-lit drama 'The Jane Austen Book Club' to Blu-ray this February, in a special edition boasting a library's worth of supplemental features.

Despite an all-star cast including Emily Blunt, Maria Bello, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace and Kathy Baker, 'The Jane Austen Book Club' failed to make much of a dent at the fall box office, earning a meager gross of less than $5 million.

Sony will give the film another push with a February 5, 2008 bow on both Blu-ray and standard-def DVD, promising an extensive set of supplements.

Extras shared by both releases will include an audio commentary with cast & crew (exact participants TBA), four featurettes ("Behind-the-Scenes of The Jane Austen Book Club," "The Life of Jane Austen," "Walking the Red Carpet: Los Angeles Premiere," "The Book Club: Deconstructed") and deleted scenes.

Tech specs for the Blu-ray boast 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and uncompressed PCM 5.1 Surround (48kHz/24-bit) audio.

Sony has set a suggested list price of $38.95 for the Blu-ray.

As always, you'll find disc details for 'The Jane Austen Book Club' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 5, 2008.

We've also set up dedicated threads for Sony's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Jane Austen Book Club' Blu-ray release.

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The Jane Austen Book Club (Blu-ray)
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