'Gattaca' Blu-ray Gets an Upgrade

Posted Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 12:00 PM PST by Peter Bracke

Sony has announced updated specs for 'Gattaca,' which will hit Blu-ray this March with all-new exclusive bonus features and slick new cover art.

As we've previously reported, the studio recently re-announced 'Gattaca' for Blu-ray release on March 11 (almost a full year after it previously delayed the title from its high-def schedule).

Though initial details indicated a direct port of the previously released standard-def DVD version, new just-issued specs see Sony redubbing the Blu-ray as a full-fledged special edition, with several never-before-seen bonus features.

Shared between the Blu-ray release (and a concurrent special edition DVD re-issue) will be the new retrospective documentary "Do You Alter?" and making-of featurette "Welcome to Gattaca,' both presented in full 1080 HD video on the Blu-ray.

Ported over from the previous standard-def DVD release are the original 1997 making-of featurette, the "Substance Test" outtake and four deleted scenes.

Updated tech specs include 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video, and in place of the previously-announced PCM audio, DolbyTrueHD 5.1 Surround tracks in English, French and Portuguese and a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track in Spanish. (Subtitle options are also offered in English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai.)

Finally, Sony has issued snazzy new cover art for 'Gattaca' to go along with the bevy of new features:

As previously announced, Sony has set a suggested $28.95 list price for the Blu-ray.

You'll find revised specs for 'Gattaca' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under March 11.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Sony's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Gattaca' Blu-ray release.

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Gattaca (Blu-ray)
Tags: Sony, High-Def Disc Packaging, Exclusive HD Content (all tags)