Warner Home Video has announced that they will bring 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' to Blu-ray on February 26th, day-and-date with the DVD release. No technical specs have been announced, but expect the usual Warner treatment of VC-1 and a Dolby Digital soundtrack. The only extras will be a 30 minute documentary "Death of an Outlaw" and the theatrical trailer.
'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' delves into the private life and public exploits of America's most notorious outlaw. As the charismatic and unpredictable Jesse James (Brad Pitt) plans his next great robbery, he wages war on his enemies, who are trying to collect the reward money – and the glory – riding on his capture. But the greatest threat to his life may ultimately come from those he trusts the most.
Haven't seen it, but sounds cool. I like the part where Josh wrote 'Expect the usual Warner treatment of VC-1 and a Dolby Digital soundtrack. Nothing like sinking to the lowest common denominator, eh Warner? Hopefully you won't have to do that soon
Josh, I posted on the Elah thread that it's going to have a Dolby TrueHD soundtrack on it. It appears that Warner is getting better regarding lossless sound as the movies below are announced as coming with either a PCM/Dolby TrueHD track on it.
"The Brave One"
"In The Valley Of Elah"
The only movie for next year currently confirmed to have a lossy (DD 5.1) soundtrack is "No Reservations", but that still leaves several titles with no news either way:
"Justice League: The New Frontier"
"The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford"
"Appleseed Ex Machina"
"Bonnie & Clyde"