Starz/Anchor Bay Reveals More 'Masters of Horror' Specs, Hints at Fall Blu-ray Slate

Posted Thu Jul 5, 2007 at 11:48 AM PDT by
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Starz/Anchor Bay has revealed new specs for its debut Blu-ray release 'Masters of Horror,' and has also provided a sneak peek at its planned launch wave of horror classics due this fall.

As first announced two weeks ago, Anchor Bay (aka Starz Home Entertainment) plans to debut its first-ever next-gen title with the Blu-ray exclusive release of 'Masters of Horror.'

Among the further details announced today, the company says 'Masters of Horror' will be packaged as a 'Complete First Season' box set this September (exact street date TBA).

Though final specs are still pending, word from the distributor is to expect a four-disc set of BD-50 dual-layer discs, featuring 1080p transfers, uncompressed PCM 5.1 audio and, if not identical supplements to the standard-def DVD, then "comparable extras."

Just as exciting, Starz has also sent us confirmation that they plan to debut three to four additional titles by the end of October, culled from their impressive library of horror classics. Among this first wave of Blu-ray titles will be John Carpenter's seminal 'Halloween,' plus installments of Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead' series and George A. Romero's zombie pantheon (which includes 'Dawn of the Dead' and 'Day of the Dead').

Starz/Anchor Bay has not yet announced pricing details for its debut titles but stay tuned.

Each of the titles will be distributed under the MGM Home Entertainment banner, and in keeping with MGM's current Blu-ray exclusivity, none will be released to HD DVD at this time.

We've added all of the above titles to the "Release Dates Pending" section of our Blu-ray Release Schedule, in anticipation of a full and official announcement. We'll keep you posted!

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