'Smallville' Sixth Season Headed to Blu-ray, HD DVD

Posted Tue Jul 3, 2007 at 07:45 AM PDT by

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's 'Smallville: The Complete Sixth Season,' arriving on Blu-ray and HD DVD this fall from Warner Home Video.

Scheduled for a cross-format date-and-date release on standard-def DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD on September 18, Warner says the sixth season of the long-running TV favorite will come with a healthy package of extras.

Both next-gen versions will receive 1080p/VC-1 transfers and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround tracks (with the HD DVD receiving the "Dolby Digital-Plus" designator, though the bitrates on both are equal at 640kbps).

Supplements include four making-of featurettes, an additional featurette on the diehard 'Smallville' cult following, plus a collection of deleted scenes.

In a high-def first,Warner will be making full use of Blu-ray's expanded disc storage capacity, with the Blu-ray version employing four discs instead of the HD DVD's five -- disc specs and extras, however, remain identical.

Warner has set a $79.95 list price for both versions.

'Smallville: Season Six' comes nearly a year after Warner released 'Smallville: The Complete Fifth Season' on HD DVD only (the studio has not yet announced plans for a Blu-ray release of 'The Complete Fifth Season').

We've added new listings for 'Smallville: The Complete Sixth Season' to our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, under September 18.

We've also set up dedicated threads for these latest TV-on-high-def titles to our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Smallville: The Complete Sixth' Blu-ray release and the 'Smallville: The Complete Sixth Season' HD DVD release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Smallville: The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray)
Smallville: The Complete Sixth Season (HD DVD)
Smallville: The Complete Fifth Season (HD DVD)
Tags: Warner, TV on High-Def, Disc Announcements (all tags)