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AVRevForum.com 03-25-2008 01:21 PM

Walt Disney Upcoming Blu-ray Releases
 
April 2008

4/1 HIDALGO (Blu-ray)
Hollywood luminary Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and Academy Award®-winner Omar Sharif (1962, Best Supporting Role: Lawrence of Arabia) star in the action-adventure film HIDALGO, coming to Blu-ray™ Disc on April 1, 2008. Experience the vivid sights and sounds of epic sandstorms, beating hooves and heart-pounding adventure in Blu-ray High-Definition.

4/1 COYOTE UGLY (Blu-ray)
From hit-making producer Jerry Bruckheimer (National Treasure, The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy) comes the provocative comedy, COYOTE UGLY – The Double Shot, available on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def for the first time on April 1, 2008. The romantic comedy stars Piper Perabo (Cheaper by the Dozen), Maria Bello (Assault on Precinct 13), John Goodman (Beyond the Sea), Bridget Moynahan (Sex in the City, I Robot) and Tyra Banks (TV’s America’s Next Top Model). This “Double Shot” Edition includes two versions of the movie, both the Theatrical version and the Unrated Extended Cut. The suggested retail price is $29.99 US.

4/1 UNBREAKABLE (Blu-ray)
From Oscar® nominated Writer / Director / Producer M. Night Shyamalan (2000 Best Director nominee, The Sixth Sense) comes the suspense thriller UNBREAKABLE, available on Blu-ray™ High-Definition on April 1, 2008. Suggested retail price is $29.99 US.

May 2008

5/20 NATIONAL TREASURE 2: Book of Secrets (DVD & Blu-ray)
Walt Disney Pictures and legendary action producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean) present a spectacular, star-studded race across the globe when National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets comes to DVD, two-disc Gold Collection DVD and Blu-ray Disc on May 20, 2008 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. This thrilling Adventure for the Whole Family is priced at $29.99 SRP; 2-Disc Gold Collector’s Edition Gold Collection DVD and Blu-ray disc are each $34.99 SRP and is Rated: PG.

5/20 NATIONAL TREASURE: Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray)
From Producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, Pearl Harbor) and Director Jon Turteltaub (Phenomenon, Disney’s The Kid), comes NATIONAL TREASURE: COLLECTOR’S EDITION, the hit action-adventure film, available for the first time on Blu-ray Hi-Def May 20, 2008. Starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas 1995; Gone in 60 Seconds, The Rock) and an all-star cast, NATIONAL TREASURE: COLLECTOR’S EDITION takes audiences on a breathtaking fortune hunt from our nation’s birthplace to the nation’s capitol, in order to find the world’s greatest treasure.

June 2008

6/3 THE RECRUIT (Blu-ray)
Starring Academy Award winner Al Pacino and the always-electric Colin Farrell, The Recruit launches you on a thrill-ride of secrecy and deception in the CIA—now more riveting than ever before on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def, June 3, 2008. Watch as a shadowy world of secrets is illuminated in the bright, razor-sharp clarity of high definition. Feel your pulse race with every footstep, every gunshot, every deadly whisper – with spectacularly enhanced audio quality. Experience unparalleled thrills in this Blu-ray Hi-Def format. The suggested retail price in the US is $34.99 and is rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, violence.

6/3 SIGNS (Blu-ray)
From the master of suspense that brought you The Sixth Sense comes edge-of-your-seat thriller Signs, now seen as never before in stunning Blu-ray High-Definition. Jump out of your skin as the spectacularly enhanced audio quality intensifies every gasp, heartbeat and otherworldly echo. Stir your senses and experience M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs for the very first time in high-definition. The suggested retail price in the US is $34.99.

July 2008

7/1 GANGS OF NEW YORK (Blu-ray)
Oscar® Nominated Martin Scorsese’s America Epic Gangs of New York on Blu-ray Hi-Def on July 1, 2008. The patriotic, America epic of immigrants fighting for a better life, starts Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Academy® Award-winners Daniel Day-Lewis and Jim Broadbent. The Blu-ray release of Gangs of New York appears clearer than ever before in high-definition and features pristine sounds like Oscar®-nominated U2 song “The Hands That Built America.”

October 2008

10/7 SLEEPING BEAUTY (DVD and Blu-ray)
For the first time in Disney history, see more than you’ve ever seen before with an all-new restoration on the edition you will never see again, restored in high-definition to dazzle new fans with its new pristine picture and sound quality as never seen before. On October 7, 2008, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will proudly release Sleeping Beauty from the Disney vault for the first time ever in a 50th Anniversary Platinum Edition on DVD and Blu-ray™ Hi-Def.

xsavoie 03-25-2008 07:32 PM

Re: Walt Disney Upcoming Blu-ray Releases
 
Speaking of issuing old movies in Blu Ray.At what point are they worth releasing in Blu Ray.Forgive my ignorance,but I have heard,rightfully or wrongfully so,that after a certain period,probably pre digital movies,etc.,that trying to bring them to high definition standard is really limited in quality.Is this true or not.

rykerabel 03-26-2008 09:44 AM

Re: Walt Disney Upcoming Blu-ray Releases
 
It depends on the original film quality/availability. 35mm film can be better than 1080p, but whether or not they have good enough quality 35mm source will greatly affect the 1080p result.

Don't forget, they will also "touch up" a lot of it too.


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