Weinstein Co. Scares Up 'Black Christmas,' Rejiggers Winter HD DVD Line-Up

Posted Sun Feb 25, 2007 at 07:59 PM PST by
Black Christmas (2006)

Bringing a dose of holiday horror to HD DVD, the Weinstein Co. has announced the 2006 remake of 'Black Christmas,' and split its original March slate into two waves now due in April and May.

A gory reimagining of the 1974 cult classic, 'Black Christmas' failed to make much of a box office impression this past December. However, horror fans will have a second chance to check out the bloody results when the Weinstein Co. debuts the title on HD DVD May 8.

'Black Christmas' will be joined by another Weinstein title, 'Harsh Times,' which as previously reported, was originally set for a March 27 HD DVD debut along with two other titles, 'School for Scoundrels' and 'Feast.'

The studio will further splinter that original March wave, with both 'Scoundrels' and 'Feast' now receiving a new street date of April 17.

Though no specs are yet available for either 'Black Christmas' or 'Harsh Times,' the Weinstein Co. has issued tech deatils for 'Feast' and 'Scoundrels.' Each will feature 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 transfers, and loads of extras. The goodies include audio commentaries on each disc, multiple featurettes, deleted scenes, and on 'Feast,' a blooper reel and a "Project Greenlight: Where Are They Now?" follow-up special.

In even more exciting news for audiophiles, 'Scoundrels' and 'Feast' will also boast Dolby TrueHD tracks. Word from Weinstein is that the studio hopes to make the lossless format standard on their HD DVD titles going forward, so we can expect to see a lot more high-resolution audio from the Weinstein Co. in the future.

Retail has been set at $29.95 for each release.

The latest specs and updated street dates for all upcoming Weinstein Co. titles can be found in our complete HD DVD Release Schedule.

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