Sony confirm their first 3 50GB Blu-ray Disc Releases

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have today confirmed the imminent arrival of their first there 50GB Dual-Layer Blu-ray Disc releases. All three titles have been previously announced, but are only now confirmed to benefit from the extra capacity offered by the first dual-layer discs on the market. Up first and due in just a few days on the 10th October 2006 is the Adam Sandler comedy Click. Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down follows on 14th November with the Will Ferrell staring comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby arriving next on 12th December 2006.

“As consumers make the leap to Blu-ray’s incredible high-definition picture and theatre quality audio, they want access to a diverse selection of content packed with added-value features and reference titles like Ridley Scott’s powerful war epic Black Hawk Down, that will add to their growing Blu-ray Disc libraries,” said David Bishop, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. “We're proud to be the first studio to deliver a 50GB Blu-ray Disc title to the marketplace with Click on October 10, along with two other highly entertaining titles this year that offer the expanded capacity and special features only a 50GB disc can provide.”

Individual disc specs follow, outlining what benefits the 50GB discs bring to the table. Our individual announcements for each title have also been updated…

Click - 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 - “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”

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - 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



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