Posted Fri Feb 20, 2009 at 10:30 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Fans can look forward to a fully-loaded Blu-ray of 'The Grudge,' but will have to wait a few extra weeks to get it, with Sony announcing a street date bump of over two months to mid-May.
As first announced last month, Sony had planned to bring the $125 million-grossing horror smash to Blu-ray on March 10, complete was a special edition.
The studio has now finalized specs and a new date, with the Blu-ray pushed back to May 12 (timed to coincide with the release of the direct-to-DVD sequel 'The Grudge 3.')
Final tech specs will see a BD-50 dual-layer presentation, with 1080p/VC-1 video (2.35:1) and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio in both English and French.
Among the extensive bonus features are two audio commentaries (with Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi and Sarah Michelle Gellar, plus a second track with director Takashi Shimizu, producer Taka Ichise and actress Takako Fuji), a pair of featurettes ("Myth of the Ju-On," "Under the Skin"), plus the features "Sights and Sounds: The Storyboard Art of Takashi Shimizu" and "Production Designer's Notebook: The Sketches of Iwao Saito," and two Ju-On short films ("4444444444," "In a Corner").
The disc will also come BD-Live-enabled, with links to Sony's online Blu-ray destination and downloadable trailers.
Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $28.95.
You'll find final specs for 'The Grudge (2004)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under its new date of May 12.
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