Sony announce their first 3 50GB BD titles in Europe - Artwork added

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the imminent arrival of its first three 50GB Blu-ray Discs in Europe, including the Adam Sandler comedy Click, Ridley Scott’s action-packed drama Black Hawk Down and the hit comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby all set to roll out across Europe during the first quarter 2007, and more specifically the UK in January. Retail is £24.99 each.

Individual UK dates and specs follow...

Click - Released 29th January 2007.

Shot entirely in high-def, the Blu-ray format captures Click’s many humorous remote-controlled moments with pristine picture quality and superior sound. Click is the first SPHE Blu-ray Disc title to include all bonus features from the DVD release in high-definition and also features uncompressed PCM audio.

High-definition added value features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Adam Sandler, Director Frank Coraci, Executive Producer Tim Herlihy and Writer Steve Koren
  • Four Deleted Scenes:
    • “Habeeboo Can Do It”
    • “Loser Guy Returns”
    • “Fatty Sandwich”
    • “Sp-Sp-Spit It Out”
  • Seven Featurettes
    • “Make Me Old and Fat”
    • “FX of Click”
    • “Design My Universe”
    • “Cars of the Future”
    • “Humping Dogs”
    • “Director’s Take”
    • “Fine Cooking”

Black Hawk Down - Released 22nd January 2007.

“With a richly detailed master and long running time, Black Hawk Down is an ideal title to demonstrate Blu-ray’s 50GB capability, without any compromise in features or quality,” said Don Eklund, Executive Vice President, Advanced Technologies, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Black Hawk Down is also the first Blu-ray Disc title to feature SPHE’s new Blu-Wizard™, a unique playlist technology which lets consumers customize the way they watch special features.

Special features consumers may customize on the Black Hawk Down Blu-ray Disc include:
  • Audio Commentary with Author Mark Bowden, Screenwriter Ken Nolan, Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Director Ridley Scott and U.S. Special Forces Veterans ’93
  • “The Essence of Combat – Making Black Hawk Down” Featurettes
    • “Getting It Right”
    • “Crash Course”
    • “Battlefield Morocco”
    • “Hymn to the Fallen”
    • “Digital Warriors”
    • “After Action Report”

Tech Specs for Black Hawk Down are as follows:
  • All Regions (A, B & C)
  • 1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • Audio: English 5.1, English PCM 5.1, French 5.1
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, English HOH, French, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - Released 15th January 2007.

The Blu-ray Disc features the Unrated Edition of the film along with added-value features in high-definition including:
  • Audio commentary with Director Adam McKay and Friends (Ian Roberts, Chris Henchy)
  • Nine Deleted & Extended Scenes
    • “Going for the Win”
    • “I’m Hot”
    • “Little Sticker on Windshield”
    • “Ricky in Hospital”
    • “Gas Money”
    • “Jenga Scene (Extended)”
    • “What’d You Do Today?”
    • “Cal Calls Ricky (TV Room version 1)”
    • “Return to the Garage”
  • Three Interviews
    • “Ricky & Cal Interview”
    • “Jean & Gregory Interview”
    • “Cal & Carley Interview”
  • Gag Reel
  • Line-O-Rama (Part 1)
  • Bonus Race Footage
  • Ricky & Cal’s Commercials
  • Ricky & Cal’s PSAs
  • Walker & Texas Ranger
  • Will Ferrell Returns to Talladega
  • Theatrical Trailer

Additional added-value features not in high-definition:
  • Daytona 500 Spot
  • Nascar Chase for the Nextel Cup Spot
  • Sirius and NASCAR Spot

Tech specs for Talladega Nights are as follows:
  • All Regions (A, B & C)
  • 1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • Audio: English 5.1, English PCM 5.1, Spanish 5.1, Spanish PCM 5.1
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, English HOH, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

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