Warner to Serve Up 'Deliverance' on Blu-ray, HD DVD This September

Posted Mon Jun 11, 2007 at 11:22 AM PDT by

Warner Home Video has announced the latest addition to its next-gen library of classic catalog remasters with the September 18 HD DVD and Blu-ray debut of 'Deliverance.'

The John Boorman action-adventure was one of 1973's biggest hits, earning strong box office, critical acclaim and multiple Oscar nominations. Starring Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds as city dwellers who make a risky (and terror-inducing) rafting trip into the backwoods, the film remains as famous as it is infamous, forever etching the phrase "squeal like a pig!" into the cultural vocabulary.

Warner has remastered the film in a new 1080p master for Blu-ray and HD DVD release, and also plans to offer up new Dolby 5.1 surround remixes (640kbps).

Extras will include a new audio commentary with Boorman, a four-part retrospective documentary, plus a vintage featurette and the film's theatrical trailer.

Warner has set a $28.95 list price for each version.

We've added links to disc details for 'Deliverance' to our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, under September 18. Watch for box art to be revealed in the coming days.

We've also set up dedicated threads for both editions of the flick in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Deliverance' Blu-ray release and the 'Deliverance' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Deliverance (Blu-ray)
Deliverance (HD DVD)
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