Universal to Unleash 'Shaun of the Dead' on HD DVD

Posted Thu May 24, 2007 at 12:09 AM PDT by
Shaun of the Dead

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced it will bring the British cult favorite 'Shaun of the Dead' to HD DVD on July 31.

The zombie spoof, conceived by 'Hot Fuzz' cohorts Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, became a surprise sleeper in the U.S. during its original 2004 theatrical run. But it has since enjoyed an even greater afterlife on video, which should bode well for sales on HD DVD.

Universal will present the film in a 1080p/VC-1 transfer, along with a Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 surround track (at 1.5mbps).

Extras will mirror the standard-def DVD version, which includes a wealth of "Raw Meat" bonus features: audio commentary with the filmmakers, a director video diary, deleted scenes, outtakes, zombie trivia and more.

Universal has set a $29.98 retail price for 'Shaun of the Dead.'

We've added a new listing with links to complete specs in our HD DVD Release Schedule under July 31. Stay tuned for box cover art to be unveiled in the coming days.

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Shaun of the Dead (HD DVD)
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