Posted Tue Jul 15, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT by Peter Bracke
In a studio first, Warner will bundle the September Blu-ray release of 'Speed Racer' as a 3-disc set with an exclusive videogame and Digital Copy.
Though taking a drubbing from critics and flopping spectacularly with a dismal worldwide gross of only $85 million (against a reported $200 million production and marketing budget), 'Speed Racer' seems poised to be as a high-def demo disc with its candy-colored visuals and elaborate CGI.
Warner will give the Wachowski Brothers-helmed flick a Blu-ray push on September 16 (day-and-date with the standard DVD), releasing 'Speed Racer' as a deluxe three-disc set.
Tech specs will see the main feature spread across a BD-50 dual-layer disc, with 1080p/VC-1 video and a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround soundtrack.
The feature disc will be joined by a pair of bonus standard DVD platters exclusive to the Blu-ray release. The first bonus disc will include the fully playable videogame "Speed Racer Crucible Challenge," with the second containing a Digital Copy of the film (SD only) for viewing on PCs and other portable video devices.
There are no details on further supplements, but the full press release is due in the coming days, so as always we'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, you'll find the latest specs for 'Speed Racer' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 16.
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