Universal Brings 'Evan Almighty' to HD DVD this October

Posted Fri Aug 10, 2007 at 01:50 PM PDT by
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced it will bring the box office underachiever 'Evan Almighty' to HD DVD this October.

A sequel to the 2002 Jim Carrey blockbuster 'Bruce Almighty' (which hit HD DVD earlier this year), 'Evan Almighty' was seen as something of a disappointment at the box office this past summer despite the presence of red-hot Steve Carell. Though it cracked the $100 million mark in domestic receipts, with a reported gargantuan production budget north of $180 million, the film had little hope of turning a profit.

Regardless, Universal will give 'Evan Almighty' the full special edition treatment on video when it releases day-and-date HD DVD and DVD versions on October 9.

Tech specs include 1080p/VC-1 video and a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround track, plus Dolby Digital-Plus options in English, French and Spanish.

Among the extras will be a series of eleven featurettes, deleted scenes and outtakes. 'Evan Almighty' will also be Universal's latest U-Control-enhanced HD DVD release, boasting a picture-in-picture video commentary plus two trivia tracks: "Ark Building for Dummies" (featuring pop-up 3D graphics) and "Animal Wrangler" (with more traditional subtitles).

Universal has set a $39.98 for the HD DVD/DVD combo version.

We've added full specs for 'Evan Almighty' to HD DVD Release Schedule, where you'll find it under October 9. Stay tuned for box art to be revealed in the coming days.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Evan Almighty (HD DVD)
Bruce Almighty (HD DVD)
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