Posted Tue Oct 2, 2007 at 07:00 AM PDT by
Get ready, sports fans: ping pong is coming to high-def when Universal unleashes the summer comedy 'Balls of Fury' on HD DVD this December.
Starring Christopher Walken, 'Balls of Fury' earned over $30 million during a relatively brief late-summer theatrical run, but like most comedies should score even bigger returns on home video. Universal is set to debut the flick on December 18 as an HD DVD/DVD combo, day-and-date with the standard-def DVD.
Tech specs for the high-def version include 1080p/VC-1 video in the film's 1.85:1 theatrical aspect ratio, and Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 Surround audio tracks.
Supplemental features on both the HD DVD and DVD will include two featurettes, deleted scenes and an alternate ending. So far, there are no announced high-def exclusives (aside from Universal's now-standard MyScenes bookmarking function).
Universal has set a list price of $39.98 for the HD DVD/DVD combo.
You'll find the latest disc details for 'Balls of Fury' linked from our HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under December 18. Stay tuned for box art to be revealed in the coming days.
We've also set up a dedicated thread for Universal's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Balls of Fury' HD DVD release.
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