Sony to Plunge 'The Deep' on Blu-ray

Posted Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 12:30 PM PDT by Peter Bracke
The Deep

Glub, glub: the dark undersea secrets of 'The Deep' will be revealed on Blu-ray this July, with Sony set to release a first-ever high-def version of the Peter Benchley thriller.

Billed as the big-ticket follow-up to Benchley's 'Jaws,' 1977's 'The Deep' failed to scale the same blockbuster heights, but has amassed a cult audience on video over the subsequent decades.

Sony has announced a Blu-ray version for release on July 7 (the studio has previously issued various DVD and LaserDisc incarnations over the years).

Though we have yet to get final specs, early details indicate the theatrical cut of the film will be presented in 1080p video and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio.

Extras include a making-of featurette, and "selected scenes from the 3-hour special edition."

Suggested list price has been set at $28.95.

You'll find the latest specs for 'The Deep' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 7.

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