Posted Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 12:00 PM PST by Peter Bracke
Previously only available on high-def as part of the three-disc 'Ocean's Giftset,' Warner has announced it will issue the first two installments in Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's series as standalone Blu-ray and HD DVD release this Spring.
According to the studio, 'Ocean's Eleven' and 'Ocean's Twelve' will hit stores on Blu-ray April 29, with the HD DVD version following three weeks later on May 20. (Note that 'Ocean's Thirteen' is already available individually, having been issued as a separate release day-and-date with the 'Giftset.')
Specs for the standalone versions of the star-studded heist flicks will mirror those found in the box set. Both films enjoy 1080p/VC-1 video, and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround tracks (at 640kbps) and subtitles in English, French, Spanish and Japanese.
UPDATE: In our original post, we incorrectly identified 'Ocean's Twelve' as only including trailers as a bonus feature. The disc actually includes a number of high-def exclusives, and we've updated the post and our database accordingly. We apologize for the error.
Extras on 'Eleven' features an audio commentary with director Steven Soderbergh and writer Ted Griffin, an additional cast commentary with Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Andy Garcia, the "look of the Con" featurette, an HBO First Look Special, and more trailers.
Bonus features on 'Twelve' include theatrical trailers, and as with the previous 'Giftset' version, a number of exclusives: audio commentary with Soderbergh and the screenwriter, deleted scenes, and an HBO First Look Special.
Suggested retail for the standalone versions of 'Eleven' and 'Twelve' has been set at $28.95 a peice.
We've also set up dedicated threads for Warner's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Ocean's Eleven/Twelve' Blu-ray release and the 'Ocean's Eleven/Twelve' HD DVD release.
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