Warner Unwraps 'Christmas Story' Blu-ray Specs, Packaging

Posted Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 10:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
A Christmas Story

Warner Home Video has revealed final specs and box art for its double dip of 'A Christmas Story,' which will hit Blu-ray this November with hours of bonus materials and deluxe holiday-themed packaging.

As previously reported, Warner will re-issue the Bob Clark classic on November 4 as 'A Christmas Story: Ultimate Collector's Edition,' hitting Blu-ray day-and-date with a new DVD special edition.

Now the full details of the box set are in, and it looks to be the most full-fledged release yet of the perennial favorite. "Festively packaged" in a collectible retro holiday cookie tin, included are five collectible cookie cutters in iconic 'Christmas Story' shapes; a 48-page cook book filled with recipes inspired by the film; photos and quotes and a custom-designed chef's apron. (Exclusive to the Blu-ray box set is an additional Leg Lamp light stand.)

Extras shared between the Blu-ray and DVD boast audio commentary with Peter Billingsley and Clark, original story readings by Jean Shepard (author and voice narrator of 'A Christmas Story'), the "Another Christmas Story" documentary, a pair of featurettes ( "Get a Leg Up," "A History of the Daisy Red Ryder"), "Triple Dog Dare" interactive trivia, a "Decoder Match Challenge" interactive game, additional "Hidden Presents" and the theatrical trailer.

Tech specs include a BD-50 dual-layer presentation with 1080p/VC-1 video and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround. (At presstime, no high-res audio option has been confirmed, but we'll keep you posted.)

Finally, Warner has issued the final Blu-ray box art for 'A Christmas Story: Ultimate Collector's Edition":

As previously announced, Warner has set the suggested retail price of the Blu-ray at $49.99.

You'll find final 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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A Christmas Story (Ultimate Collector's Edition) (Blu-ray)
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