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Fox To Release Six New Blu-ray Titles

1/04/2008 03:03:00 PM Eastern

Los Angeles — Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) said it will ship six movie catalog favorites in the Blu-ray Disc format during the first quarter of 2008.

The titles include the BD debut of “Ice Age,” “Independence Day,” “I, Robot,” “Man On Fire,” “Wall Street,” and “Me, Myself and Irene.”

Highlights among the titles include a Blu-ray exclusive trivia track and BD-Java-enabled video game called Alien Scavenger Hunt with the “Independence Day” release, which is slated for March 11. The game challenges players to correctly identify items in select scenes to unlock additional bonus features.

“Ice Age,” which is slated for a March 4 release, will be authored in MPEG2 compression and presented on a 25GB disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio and French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound. Bonus features include: a commentary by director Chris Wedge and co-director Carlos Saldanha; deleted scenes with commentary by Wedge and Saldanha; a theatrical teaser and trailer.

“I, Robot,” which will street on March 11, will feature direct access to in-movie features through one of the four colored buttons on the BD remote that allows viewers to quickly access the enormous amount of bonus materials on the disc including commentaries, production diaries, extended and deleted scenes, trivia and more.

“Man On Fire,” which is due Jan. 8, is authored in BD-Java using MPEG2 compression and presented on a 50GB dual layer disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio and French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound.

“Wall Street,” will street Feb. 5, authored in MPEG2 compression and presented on a 50GB dual layer disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio and English, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include: a commentary and intro by Oliver Stone; a Greed Is Good featurette; deleted scenes with commentary by Stone; and Money Never Sleeps – the making of Wall Street.

“Me, Myself and Irene,” will also street on Feb. 5, authored in MPEG2 compression and presented on a 25GB disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound. Bonus features include deleted scenes with optional commentary by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly and theatrical trailers.

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