Warner Home Video has announced new details and a new date for the upcoming Blu-ray release of 'Beetlejuice: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition', now due to hit store shelves on October 7th. The release, which will come out three weeks after the DVD, will come on a BD-25 featuring 1080p VC-1 video and a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack (including a Dolby Digital isolated score track).
Extras for this release include:
Beetlejuice Cartoon Episodes
A-Ha (RT: 11:08)
Skeletons In The Closet (RT: 10:37)
Spooky Boo-tique (RT: 11:08)
Theatrical Trailer for Beetlejuice (RT 2:30 est)
Exclusive to the Blu-ray release will be a collectible booklet "The Beginner's Guide to Seeing Ghosts" and a six-track CD soundtrack sampler. The track listing for the CD can be seen below:
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Do you always cut your nose off to spite your face? Don't be daft. If you don't think 25GB is enough space for a 90 minute movie in VC-1 with few SD supplements, then you know practically nothing about video compression. This release sounds fine.
What surprises me is the isolated score (actually, the plethora of isolated scores we've been getting lately). I was under the impression that isolated scores were avoided by studios due to additional licensing costs. I'm glad to see we're being given some anyway.
I would think a BD-25 is a decent sz for the film ... I think even Dark City used about 21GBs for the film portion - So as LONG as they use a good amount of disc space for the feature .. WBS cartoons like Tiny Toons etc they always interlace them etc .. so I don't see them being high quality at all... I would like to see the cartoons released on season sets on standard DVD. I love the cartoons also.
That is happening because those DVDs are not anamorphic and the letterboxing (black bars) is a part of the actual image stored on the DVD. All Blu-rays are natively 16:9, so they will properly fit in your widescreen TV (with only the minimum required amount of black bars). With Beetlejuice, I believe the Blu-ray image will fill the entire widescreen TV with no black bars.