First Look: 'Assassination of Jesse James' Box Art

Posted Fri Jan 4, 2008 at 10:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Its release date is still two months away, but we've got an early peek at the Blu-ray and HD DVD cover art for Warner's highly-awaited next-gen bow of the epic Brad Pitt western.

As we first reported a few weeks back, the studio is bringing the much-buzzed-about Oscar hopeful 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' to Blu-ray and HD DVD/DVD Combo disc on February 26, 2008, day-and-date with the DVD.

Previously announced specs across both next-gen versions include identical 1080p/VC-1 video, plus Dolby TrueHD audio on the HD DVD, with the Blu-ray enjoying uncompressed PCM 5.1 audio.

Extras are slim, with the 30-minute documentary "The Assassination of Jesse James: Death of an Outlaw" and the original theatrical trailer the only extras.

Now comes the first look at the title's high-def box cover art, highlighting the film's western milieu and, of course, Pitt's high-def ready mug:



As previously announced, Warner has set a suggested list price of $35.98 for the Blu-ray and HD DVD/DVD combo versions.

You'll find final specs for 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, where it is indexed under February 26, 2008.

We've also set up dedicated threads for Warner's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Assassination of Jesse James' Blu-ray release and the 'Assassination of Jesse James' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Blu-ray)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (HD DVD)
Tags: Warner, High-Def Disc Packaging (all tags)