EIV Blu-ray in August

Entertainment in Video have announced their support for the Blu-ray Disc high definition format with the release of seven blockbuster titles on 13th August 2007. Priced at £24.99 each is a collection of titles that include some already available in other regions: The Departed, Phantom of the Opera and Million Dollar Baby, others that are exclusive to HD DVD in other regions: Brokeback Mountain and Lucky Number Slevin and finally those which are all-new to high definition: Gangs of New York and The Crow.

All titles are Region B coded and presented in 1080P Widescreen with varied audio options (Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1 Surround as a minimum, DTS HD Master Audio in select cases). Extras from the DVD releases are carried over and presented in standard definition. Full details follow…

Gangs of New York

  • 1080P Widescreen
  • DTS 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Director’s Commentary
  • Set Design
  • Exploring the set of Gangs of New York
  • Costume Design
  • History of the Five Points
  • Discovery Channel Special: “Uncovering the Real Gangs of New York”
  • U2 Music Video: The Hands That Built America
  • Making Gangs of New York
  • Trailer

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • DTS HD 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Stereo Surround Sound
  • The Making of Phantom of the Opera
  • Production: Swarovski Featurette
  • Special FX Featurette
  • Music/Recording Featurette
  • Production Design Featurette
  • Costumes/Make-Up Featurette
  • Editing Featurette
  • Alex Bailey’s Production Stills
  • ”Behind the Mask”: The Story of the Phantom of the Opera
  • The History
  • The Music of the Phantom of the Opera Featurette
  • ”The Phantom of the Opera”: Steve Harley and Sarah Brightman
  • ”The Music of the Night”: Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman
  • ”Wishing you were Somehow Here Again”: Sarah Brightman
  • Look out for hidden extras!

Million Dollar Baby
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Stereo Surround Sound
  • ”Born to Fight”
  • Producer’s Round 15
  • James Lipton Takes on Three

Brokeback Mountain
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Stereo Surround Sound
  • On Being a Cowboy: Actors discuss their preparation for their roles
  • Directing from the Heart: Ang Lee
  • From Script to Screen: Interviews with Larry McMurty & Diana Ossana
  • Sharing the Story: The Making of “Brokeback Mountain”

The Departed
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Additional Scenes with introductions by Martin Scorsese
  • Stranger than Fiction: The story of the Boston mob – The real-life gangster behind Jack Nicholson’s character
  • Crossing Criminal Cultures: How Little Italy’s crime and violence influence Scorsese’s work
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Crow (Collector's Edition)
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • DTS 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Commentary by Jeff Most and John Shirley
  • Deleted Footage and Extended Scenes
  • Featurette
  • Profile of James O’Barr
  • Brandon Lee’s Last On-Screen Interview
  • Poster Art
  • Production Design
  • Storyboard Sequences

Lucky Number Slevin
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio
  • Making of Lucky Number Slevin
  • Trailer







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