'Dawn of the Dead,' 'Notting Hill' Lead Universal Late August HD DVD Wave

Posted Thu May 31, 2007 at 12:01 PM PDT by
Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has added two more catalog titles to its ever-expanding next-gen library, bringing 'Notting Hill' and the 2004 remake of 'Dawn of the Dead' to HD DVD late this summer.

Both titles are set to debut on August 28, in full-featured special editions that will mirror the supplements found on their standard-def DVD counterparts. 'Dawn of the Dead' will also appear in its "Unrated Director's Cut" version, featuring nine minutes of additional footage too intense for theaters.

Tech specs include 1080p/VC-1 transfers and Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 surround tracks (at 1.5mbps).

Universal has set a $28.95 list price for both titles.

Also joining 'Dawn of the Dead' and 'Notting Hill' will be 'The Hurricane,' which Universal previously postponed from its May 10 bow but has now rescheduled for August 28 (specs and pricing remain the same.

All three titles can now be found in our comprehensive HD DVD Release Schedule under August 28, where they join Universal's TV-on-high-def release of 'Heroes: Season One,' which the studio announced for next-gen release earlier this month.

We've also set up dedicated threads for these new Universal announcements in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Dawn of the Dead' HD DVD release and the 'Notting Hill' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Dawn of the Dead (2004) (HD DVD)
Notting Hill (HD DVD)
Heroes: Season One (HD DVD)
The Hurricane (2000) (HD DVD)
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