|X-Men: The Last Stand On Blu-Ray With 100 Percent High-Def Content|
|Home Theater News Blu-ray Software News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 02 November 2006|
Continuing its unwavering commitment to the Blu-ray Disc format (BD), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the North American Blu-ray debut of X-Men: The Last Stand on November 14, timed for the launch of Sony’s much-anticipated Playstation 3 on November 17. The three X-Men movies are among the studio’s most popular and successful, collectively grossing over $1 billion at the worldwide box office and selling over 45 million DVD/VHS units. X-Men: The Last Stand features 100 percent HD content in AVC (MPEG4) including the film and the bonus features – a first for Fox. It carries a suggested retail price of $39.98 U.S.
The Blu-ray release of X-Men: The Last Stand on November 14 joins Fox’s line-up of initial BD releases, which includes Behind Enemy Lines, Fantastic Four, Kingdom Of Heaven (Director’s Cut), Kiss Of The Dragon, The Omen (2006), The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Speed and The Transporter. These releases also carry a suggested retail price of US$39.98.
The following week brings the Studio’s first day-and-date DVD and BD release with the concurrent release of Ice Age: The Meltdown on November 21 in North America.
Authored in HDMV with AVC (MPEG 4 compression) and exceptional 6.1 DTS ES HD Lossless Master Audio, the X-Men: The Last Stand BD release boasts two commentary tracks (director Brett Ratner with writers Zak Penn and Simon Kinberg; separate track featuring producers Avi Arad, Lauren Shuler Donner and Ralph Winter), 12 alternate / extended scenes presented in 5.1 Dolby Digital audio (with optional director / writer commentary) and enhanced Marvel Trivia Track – with this feature activated, color graphics pop up throughout the film giving inside information from the Marvel universe on characters and events, plus favorite Marvel Comics are referenced and Marvel characters and graphics are incorporated into the presentation.
Source: Press Release