'Amadeus' to Get Blu-ray DigiBook Release this February

Posted Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke

After almost a year of anticipation, Warner has officially set an early-February Blu-ray debut for the Oscar-winning classic 'Amadeus.'

Starring Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham, the critically-acclaimed, Milos Forman-directed musical biopic was originally expected to receive a Blu-ray release in 2008. Warner has at last confirmed a street date for the 1984 Best Picture winner, which will get the DigiBook treatment on February 10.

Tech specs will see the 180-minute Director's Cut version of the film spread across a BD-50 dual-layer disc in 1080p/VC-1 video and English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio.

Extras include an audio commentary with Foreman, as well as "The Making of 'Amadeus'" documentary.

Also in the Blu-ray set will be a bonus CD sampler with ten musical selections from the film, and a Digital Copy of the Director's Cut (in SD).

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $34.95.

You'll find the latest specs for 'Amadeus: Director's Cut' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 10.

See what people are saying about this story in our forums area, or check out other recent discussions.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Amadeus: Director's Cut (Digibook) (Blu-ray)
Tags: Warner, Disc Announcements (all tags)