Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring the Andy Samberg comedy 'Hot Rod' and 'Into the Wild' to Blu-ray on December 16th. Both films will be presented in 1080p high definition video accompanied by 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtracks, though 'Hot Rod' will get an additional PCM track as well.
Extras for 'Hot Rod', which are identical to the previously released HD DVD, include:
Commentary by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone
Featurette: Ancestors Protect Me: Behind the Scenes of Hot Rod
Featurette: Home Video Footage of Orchestra Recording Session
Featurette: Kevin's Videos
Featurette: Stuntman Forever
Featurette: Training Videos
#1: Shimmy Exercise
#2: Wall Exercise
#3: Dexterity Exercise
#4: Cone Slalom
Featurette: Jetski: The Real Deal
Featurette: Remembering Rod
Featurette: Donut King!
15 Deleted and Extended Scenes with optional commentary by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone
Already own 'Into The Wild' on HDDVD, but will double-dip for the BD release just to enjoy Eddie Vedder's great soundtrack on TrueHD (HDDVD only has the DolbyDigitalPlus track). 'The Wild' looks fantastic on HDDVD, being primarily shot in the outdoors, with many exquisite panoramas....buyers can expect an excellent PQ presentation on BD, which will undoubtedly use the same encode. BTW, Dec. 16th will be an epic new release BD Tuesday, what with 'The Dark Knight', 'Planet Terror', & 'DeathProof' also debuting....