Cars (US BD) in November - Full Specs

Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of Cars on 6th November 2007 priced at $34.99 SRP. Pixar's 2006 animated blockbuster imagines a world inhabited only by sentient cars. Owen Wilson provides the voice of the film's hero, an arrogant racing car who takes a wrong turn and ends up in a small town filled with old rust-buckets. The cast also includes Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin and Michael Keaton.

Featuring a transfer taken from the original digital source files and presented in 1080P with 24-bit uncompressed 5.1 PCM audio, the 50GB disc also boasts all-new bonus features that utilise BD-J technology. When users arrive at the title menu they have the option of touring “Radiator Springs” or “Emeryville.” Radiator Springs allows users to go deeper into the world of Cars through the interactive “Car Finder Game,” while Emeryville gives users the opportunity to pull back the curtains at Pixar for an exhaustive look at their unique creative process in “Cine-Explore.”

Radiator Springs

  • Car Finder Game (HD): This exciting new feature shifts BD-Java capabilities into high gear with unprecedented in-movie interactivity. The feature takes full advantage of the incredibly detailed world of CARS, offering cool facts on the actual cars that serve the basis for each character in an engaging and fun game. Seamless navigation allows you to search for as many cars as possible while watching the movie, earning points for every car you find and unlocking Car Guides containing cool specs on each “Car-acter’s” make and model – all 217 of them! And, for the first time you will have the option to save your game allowing you to take the disc out, play other great Disney Blu-ray movies, put your CARS Blu-ray Disc back in, and pick up right where you left off!
  • Epilogue (HD): Original DVD extra, now in high definition
  • Mater and the Ghostlight (HD): Original short that appeared on the DVD, now in high definition.
  • Boundin Cars (SD): Original DVD easter egg
  • One Man Band (HD): Original theatrical short now available in high definition.
  • Cine-Explore (HD): The ultimate interactive dashboard interface, which appears in-movie giving the user a customized behind-the-scenes experience.
  • Radiator Springs Featurettes (SD): Access to the same featurettes available in Cine-Explore without having to watch the movie. Exclusive featurettes include Radiator Springs, Character Design,
    Animation and Acting, Real World Racing, Hudson Hornet, Graphics, and a Darrell Waltrip Museum Tour.
  • Inspiration for Cars (SD): Original DVD making of show.
  • Deleted Scenes (SD): Includes all of the original DVD deleted scenes plus a new deleted scene and audio introduction by John Lasseter. Deleted scenes include Community Service, Top Down Truck Stop, Lost, Motorama Girls, and Traffic School.
The main feature is presented in 1080P 2.39:1 Widescreen with English PCM 5.1 Surround (48kHz/24-bit Uncompressed) and additional English, French and Spanish audio (DD5.1 Surround) and subtitle options. The disc also includes Disney’s “Movie Showcase” extra.

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