What was to be a huge kick-start for the Blu-ray format when it was launched
last year unfortunately never materialized in whole. 'The
Fifth Element' is often described as demo material for A/V enthusiasts
who like to showcase its unique visual style and awesome soundtrack.
Unfortunately, while Sony delivered on the audio side with a stunning PCM
surround track, the video was lacking to say the least. Sony heard the cries
of fans and has spent countless hours remastering the title which they will be
releasing on July 17th, according to retailers.
Also recently entered into distribution channels, August 7th release dates for
'Are We Done Yet?', 'Final Fantasy: Spirits Within', and 'Arlington Road'. Specs
have yet to be released for any of the recently added titles.
It is important to note that when a title is placed in retailers computers, it can
be easily moved or canceled without notice due to the volatility of the
industry, but with the huge anticipation for this re-release, we thought it was
necessary to share the news. Current owners of 'The Fifth Element' should
also keep their eyes open for deals to make the transition to the remastered
version a lot easier.
This kinda ticks me off... Fifth Element was the first BD I picked up and it's already being replaced, I'm not gonna spend another $25 on it. This is one of my favorite movies but I've already bought it four times, VHS, DVD, Ultimate Edition DVD, and now BD. i just don't think I can make myself do it, to many new releases starting to come now(well new to BD anyways)