UMV to Bring 'ABBA: The Movie' to Blu-ray

Posted Fri Dec 26, 2008 at 09:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
ABBA: The Movie [Blu-ray Box Art, UK Import]

In a late-breaking announcement, Universal Music has set an early-January Blu-ray release for the pop documentary 'ABBA: The Movie.'

The 1977 big-screen feature, which chronicles the band's frenzied tour of Australia, is likely being rush-released to capitalize on the recent success of 'Mamma Mia!' (which hit Blu-ray earlier this month to strong sales).

Only days away, Universal has set a January 6 street date for the Blu-ray. (The company had previously-released the film on standard DVD, as well as an import-only Blu-ray version.)

Extras will mirror the previous DVD and import high-def releases, including the featurette "Looking Back," a pair of interactive "Tour Souvenir Program" and "Memorabilia" galleries, a theatrical trailer and two TV spots.

There are no tech specs yet, but we'll keep you posted.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $24.98.

You'll find the latest specs for 'ABBA: The Movie' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 6.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
ABBA: The Movie (Blu-ray)
ABBA: The Movie (UK Import) (Blu-ray)
Mamma Mia! The Movie (Blu-ray)
Tags: Universal Music, Music on High-Def, Disc Announcements (all tags)