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Shawshank Redemption Gets Detailed

Posted October 24, 2008 07:48 AM by Josh Dreuth

Warner Bros.Warner Home Video has announced the technical specs and special features for the upcoming Blu-ray release of 'The Shawshank Redemption: Special Edition', which is due to hit store shelves on December 2nd. Receiving the Digibook treatment, video will be presented in 1.85:1 1080p VC-1 accompanied by a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack.

Extras for this release include:
  • Commentary by Writer/Director Frank Darabont
  • Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at the Shwshank Redemption
  • Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature
  • The Charlie Rose Show Segment Featuring Darabont, Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman
  • Comic Spoof The Sharktank Redemption
  • Stills and Collectibles Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailer



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News comments (24 comments)



Bullseye
  Oct 24, 2008
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Fantastic news about the audio.
NovaCrystallis09
  Oct 24, 2008
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What does "digibook" mean?

billypoe
  Oct 24, 2008
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I wish it came with the soundtrack like the Limited Edition DVD did.

theokbadguy
  Oct 24, 2008
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Im as excited as a priest at a boy scout convention over the release of The Shawshank Redemption on Blu. Only thing I see that disappoints me is the DigiBook packaging

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Josh
  Oct 24, 2008
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I don't like the digibook either, so I just ordered it from Japan. Comes out a month earlier too! Do I search, I just added it to the database.

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rev.and.ride
  Oct 24, 2008
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Can anyone tell me about the digibook effect? Are the discs stored in a plastic tray or do they go in a cardboard stock sleeve? I am worried about the discs getting scratched when taking them in and out.

DocNovak
  Oct 24, 2008
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Are the specs the same for Japanese release as the are for US, minus digibook?

drobswim13
  Oct 24, 2008
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I think I will buy the digibook and then put it in a blu-ray case from sleevetown.com

doctorsteve
  Oct 24, 2008
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I hate the Digibooks...
matthewrounds
  Oct 24, 2008
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As much as I hate digibooks, the cost $47.99 from PlayAsia is a bit much. I will stick with the digibook and consider buying a sleeve and printing cover art.

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docmanjay
  Oct 24, 2008
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i bought the uk version...because i hate those digibooks....and it looks and sounds amazing.....

digitalbabe
  Oct 24, 2008
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Love love love this flick, will be picking up the Digibook-keep em coming!

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Josh
  Oct 24, 2008
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Doc: The Japan disc is the same as the US - its put out by Warner. The UK disc is put out by ITV.

Seretur
  Oct 24, 2008
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Excellent news. Now that lossless audio has been confirmed, I'm preordering.

And my digibook-only shelf looks beautiful. The books themselves are a great added value, too.
1000thbluray5-1-2014
  Oct 24, 2008
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I'll pre-order this one next Friday along with Jingle all the way and Home Alone so that i am one of the 1st customers to get it! and like the 1st comment says: Fantastic news about the audio! Blu-ray disc for life!
Wolfie
  Oct 24, 2008
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Even George Costanza would say "Love the DigiBooks!! Love em!!"

Wolfie

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that1guystudios
  Oct 24, 2008
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Awesome. At first when I saw the headline, I thought it said "Shawshank Redemption gets Delayed" and I almost cried. It's already happened too many times before.

jk1138
  Oct 24, 2008
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I will not be getting this because of the STUPID Digibook, otherwise I would.

GreatWhite83
  Oct 24, 2008
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Josh... I wondered what studio put it out in the UK, because I was in the shop and I noticed it only had dolby digital.. I thought what other studio has the cheek to ruin the audio.. I cant believe ITV has put this classic out instead of Warner?

NaitoSan
  Oct 24, 2008
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Too many great movies coming on Blu-ray and I can't afford to get them all. I don't mind digibook, actually, I do like them. I like seeing photos, comments from actors/directors, etc. Seems to be a good deal than plain case with nothing but a disc.

dmarvin
  Oct 25, 2008
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Shut up about the digibooks already! Jesus Christ. You frickin people seem to care more about packaging than content. I will be getting this and enjoying the digibook. They look great on my shelf. Get a real collection and some treatment for your ridiculous OCD.

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wnicholas76
  Oct 25, 2008
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I love The Shawshank Redemption every time I watch it. And more than likely, this is one digibook I wouldn't mind adding to my collection!

jnm422
  Oct 25, 2008
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digibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibookdigibook

oh yeah, i'm getting this too.

:-)

DR BLU NEO
  Oct 26, 2008
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I want this, but I'll wait till I can find a sale. This is something I'll get for $15 and under.


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