Posted Mon May 28, 2007 at 09:30 PM PDT by
Confirming rumors that we first reported in early May, Universal has officially announced that the cult comedy 'Hot Fuzz' will hit HD DVD July 24.
The brainchild of 'Shaun of the Dead' co-creators Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, 'Hot Fuzz' received strong critical notice and break-out box office during its limited theatrical run this spring. But as with 'Shaun,' the film should enjoy an even stronger audience when it hits HD DVD day-and-date with the standard DVD release.
Universal will grant the film the special edition treatment on high-def, with a 1080p/VC-1 transfer and Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 surround (1.5mbps) soundtrack.
Extras are set to include audio commentary with Pegg and Wright, two making-of featurettes, deleted scenes, outtakes and more.
Universal has set a $39.98 list price for the HD DVD/DVD combo release.
We've added 'Hot Fuzz' to our HD DVD Release Schedule under July 24, where it joins 'Shaun of the Dead,' which Universal announced for next-gen release only last week.
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