'The Pianist' to Make Stateside HD DVD Debut this January

Posted Tue Oct 16, 2007 at 01:00 PM PDT by
The Pianist

At last making its domestic high-def debut, Universal will bring Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning epic 'The Pianist' to HD DVD this January.

The recipient of Oscars for Best Director (Polanski) and Best Actor Adrien Brody, 'The Pianist' first hit HD DVD in overseas territories earlier this last year to great acclaim (our own Peter Bracke gave the disc glowing marks in his review of the import release).

Now, Universal will bring the highly-acclaimed Holocaust epic to the US on January 8, kicking off the studio's next-gen slate for 2008.

Tech specs for the domestic edition include 1080p/VC-1 video and both Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 surround tracks.

Extras are slim, however, with only the "Story of Survival" featurette and the film's original theatrical trailer.

List price has been set at $29.98.

You'll find disc details for 'Pianist' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under January 8, 2008.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Universal's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Pianist' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Pianist (HD DVD)
The Pianist (UK Import) (HD DVD)
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