Posted Thu May 15, 2008 at 06:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
Full specs are in for Universal's debut Blu-ray release 'The Mummy,' which the studio will launch this June with DTS-MA audio and a bevy of exclusive content.
As we first reported last month, Universal announced their premiere line-up of Blu-ray releases for this Summer, jump-started by a July 22 bow for the 1999 Brendan Fraser blockbuster 'The Mummy.'
Just-announced tech specs give a good indicator of Universal's probable Blu-ray strategy, with the BD-50 dual-layer disc featuring 1080p video, (no codec specified) and DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround audio.
Extras will mirror the previous HD DVD release, including audio commentaries with the cast and crew, a quartet of featurettes ("Visual and Special Effects Formation," "An Army to Rule the World," "Building a Better Mummy," "Unraveling the Legacy of the Mummy"), deleted scenes, and a storyboard comparison. Also packaged on the disc is a sneak peak at the upcoming 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,' and a movie ticket offer.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray is a U-Control picture-in-picture track offering behind-the-scenes footage and filmmaker interviews.
Universal has not yet confirmed a suggested list price for 'The Mummy,' but we'll keep you posted.
As always, you'll find the latest specs for 'The Mummy (1999)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under July 22.
We've also set up a dedicated thread for Universal's Blu-ray debut in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss 'The Mummy (1999)' Blu-ray release.
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