Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that they will bring 'Cinderella Man', 'Field of Dreams', and 'Children of Men' to Blu-ray on May 26th. All three titles were previously released on the now defunct HD DVD format, and are finally making their way to Blu-ray. For all three releases, video will be presented in 1080p VC-1 accompanied by 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks.
Extras for these releases include:
Feature Commentary with Director Ron Howard
Feature Commentary with Writer Akiva Goldsman
Feature Commentary with Writer Cliff Hollingsworth
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
The Fight Card: Casting Cinderella Man
For the Record: A History in Boxing
Jim Braddock: The Friends & Family Behind The Legend
Lights, Camera, Action: The Fight From Every Angle
Braddock Vs. Baer Fight Footage
The Sound Of The Bell
Cinderella Man Music Featurette
The Human Face of the Depression
Russell Crowe's Personal Journey: Becoming Jim Braddock
Field of Dreams
Feature Commentary with Director Phil Alden Robinson and Director of Photography John Lindley
Deleted Scenes with Introductions by Phil Alden Robinson
From Father to Son: Passing Along the Pastime
Roundtable with Kevin Costner, Bret Saberhagen, George Brett and Johnny Bench
Field of Dreams on Blu-Ray is OUTSTANDING news! I kept seeing the promo running at Best Buy with the "coming soon to Blu-Ray" since late last year so I am glad it is coming out and will coincide with the film's 20th anniversary this year. My favorite film of all time, it will be great watching it in glorious 1080p with my autographed original movie poster by Costner right above my couch. I even got in a bidder war for the baseball he throws with his dad at the end of the film when it went up for auction a few years ago, but once it past $10,000, I had to bail out.
Children of Men is a day 1 buy for me.
Apparently Universal's release of Cinderella Man is almost identical to Disney's release available since two years ago, the only difference I notice are the audio commentaries and a couple of new featurettes. Disney provided an excellent PCM audio track and the PQ was very good as well. Probably Universal will use the same master. For those who never bought Cinderella Man "import" don't hesitate and get Universal's edition, for those who already have Disney's BD I don't see any reason to get the new edition unless you really wanna listen the audio commentaries.
About Field of Dreams, it's a good movie but I think I'll pass for the moment on that one.
Yeah, I'm in for 'Children of Men', for sure even though I got the DVD as a gift (I hate discarding gifts).
But the real treasure for me is 'Field of Dreams'. That was one of the first four DVDs I purchased back in 1998 (FoD, Batman, Gone With the Wind, and Contact), and I still have that copy. Time to upgrade for sure.
Speaking of 'Contact', I am seriously begging Warner Bros. to do SOMETHING with that movie. Over ten years without an update for that film, yet WB has redone '2001' at least three times in that span. Come on, already. It's a great movie.
OK titles, but where is "Shaun of the dead"....i've been waiting for it from the good old days of the format war....when the war ended i saw hope in the future, but i'm still waiting
COME ON UNIVERSAL...bring us "SHAUN OF THE DEAD"