Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring 'Patriot Games' and 'Sum of All Fears' to Blu-ray on July 29th. Originally planned to be released as part of the four-movie 'Jack Ryan Collection', these two titles will be released separately. No technical specs have been announced for either title at this time.
'Patriot Games' will include the featurette "Patriot Games Up Close" and the theatrical trailer. No special features have been announced for 'Sum of All Fears' at this time.
It may be that Red October is top priority, and that's why they're taking longer on it than these two. I like Patriot Games and Sum Of All Fears just fine, but these are probably the bottom two, with Red October and Clear and Present Danger as the top two. Hope they have all the features that wouldn't fit on the HDDVD. Probably see Red October and CPD in the fall. Ye haw!
I hope it's a new transfer for Patriot Games. The DVD was pretty weak (a little too much film grain). HfRO would be sweet in 7.1 for sure. Submarines and Surround Sound! It's why God invented surround sound!
Actually Clayton, if we want to be "technical", Hunt for Red October was released in March 1990, not the "80's" as you mentioned. I am sure the sound will be incredible, it is obvious that Paramount is taking their time with it. Personally I thought Hunt for Red October and Clear and Present Danger were the better ones....Patriot Games was not bad. I didn't waste my time with Sum of all Fears. Harrison Ford was Jack Ryan, period.