Posted Tue Feb 5, 2008 at 06:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
UPDATE: Due to an error with Sony's press release, an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the street date for 'A Passage to India' on DVD and Blu-ray had been pushed up one month to March 15. The studio has since contacted us to correct the error: the actual street date for both discs is April 15. We've updated this story (and our database) accordingly.
Sony has officially announced an April release for 'A Passage to India,' promising a full-fledged special edition for the flick's high-def debut.
As we've previously reported, late last week retailers had been alerted to an April 15 Blu-ray arrival for 'A Passage to India.' Now the full media announce has come in, with Sony confirming both Blu-ray and two-disc DVD re-issue versions of the David Lean epic .
Fans will also be pleased to learn that the studio is pulling out all the stops for the release, with both versions sharing a wealth of bonus material, including an audio commentary and a suite of seven all-new making-of featurettes ("E.M. Forster: Profile of an Author," "An Epic Takes Shape," "An Indian Affair," "Only Connect: A Vision of India," "Casting a Classic," "David Lean: Shooting with the Master," "Reflections Of David Lean").
Tech specs for the Blu-ray include newly-remastered 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video, and English and French Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio (English, French and Spanish subtitle options are also provided).
Suggested retail for the Blu-ray has been set at $28.95.
You'll find updated disc details for 'A Passage to India' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 15.
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