Warner Re-Announces 'Song Remains the Same' Blu-ray, HD DVD (UPDATED)

Posted Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Led Zepplin: The Song Remains the Same [Blu-ray, HD DVD Box Art]

UPDATE 02/13/08: We've received word from Warner Home Video that the HD DVD version of 'The Song Remains the Same' will fall under its three-week transtion window, and its new street date is now March 18. We've updated our database accordingly.

After a series of street date delays, Warner has announced a late February Blu-ray and HD DVD arrival for the Led Zeppelin's concert classic 'The Song Remains the Same.'

again yanking the title from its release schedule only days before it was due to hit stores.

High-def copies of 'The Song Remains the Same' weren't impossible to find, however, as numerous reports surfaced online that Blu-ray and HD DVD stock had still appeared at several online and traditional retailers.

Now Led Zeppelin fans who have been unable to snag an early copy can mark February 26 on their calendars, as Warner will finally bow the long-delayed disc across all formats (according the studio's press announcement, the HD DVD version of 'The Song Remains the Same' will not be affected by the studio's three-week transition window).

Previously announced specs remain unchanged, with both the Blu-ray and HD DVD versions set to include 1080p/VC-1 video and audio options in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.

Supplemental features include over 40 minutes worth of additional material, including never-released performance footage of "Over The Hills And Far Away" and "Celebration Day," plus the bonus cuts "Misty Mountain Hop" and "The Ocean." Other extras include a rare 1976 BBC interview with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, vintage TV footage and the theatrical trailer.

Retail also remains the same, with the Blu-ray and HD DVD listing for a suggested $28.95 each.

You'll find disc details for 'Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, where it's indexed under its new date of February 26.

We've also set up dedicated threads for Warner's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same' Blu-ray release and the 'Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (Blu-ray)
Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (HD DVD)
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