'Justin Timberlake: Live at Madison Square Garden' Gets Wide Blu-ray Release (UPDATED)

Posted Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
Justin Timberlake: Live at Madison Square Garden [Blu-ray Box Art]

Ending an exclusive run at Best Buy stores, Sony BMG says the 'Justin Timberlake: Live at Madison Square Garden' Blu-ray is now widely available for purchase at numerous retail locations.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that 'Justin Timberlake: Live at Madison Square Garden' was slated for wide release in late April. In fact it is now available at various retail outlets, including Amazon.com. We regret the error, and have corrected the text below.

Sony first released the "SexyBack" singer's high-def debut back in January as a Best Buy exclusive, marking the first such retailer exclusive for the format.

Now, fans who missed out the first time can get 'Live at Madison Square Garden' via traditional distribution channels.

Disc details remain identical to the original exclusive release. Among the over 80 minutes of bonus material is a track-by-track audio commentary by Timberlake, expanded pre-show and extended backstage footage, the original full-length opening (not seen in the original HBO broadcast), "under the stage" footage shot while the concert was taking place, a remixed video version of "SexyBack," and additional interview footage.

Tech specs for the Blu-ray boast 1080p video (1.78:1) and uncompressed PCM audio in both 5.1 and 2.0 configurations.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $29.98 (a $5 discount over the Best Buy-exclusive MSRP).

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