'Christmas Story' Blu-ray Double Dip Due In November

Posted Mon Jul 7, 2008 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
A Christmas Story

Warner has announced a November Blu-ray release for 'A Christmas Story: Ultimate Collector's Edition.'

A new perennial classic (the film routinely shows for 24 hours straight every holiday on TBS), 'A Christmas Story' was first issued on Blu-ray and HD DVD back in late 2006 as a relatively bare bones edition. Reaction to the release was generally mixed, however, with most fans and critics giving the disc's video, audio, and supplements average marks. (Our own Peter Bracke gave the disc an overall grade of only three stars out of five -- read the full review here.)

Hoping the second time's the charm, Warner has now confirmed that it will bring 'A Christmas Story' back to Blu-ray on November 4, in a new 'Ultimate Collector's Edition' featuring all-new deluxe packaging and other surprises.

The full supplements have yet to be revealed, but among the new goodies are a "Holiday Starter Kit" set to include cookie cutters, a holiday cookbook, and a chef's apron.

Warner hasn't revealed tech specs, or whether the film's video and audio have been newly remastered. More details should be coming in soon.

In the meantime, you'll find preliminary specs for 'A Christmas Story: Ultimate Collector's Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 4.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
A Christmas Story (Ultimate Collector's Edition) (Blu-ray)
A Christmas Story (Blu-ray)
A Christmas Story (HD DVD)
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