Universal Blu-ray in November

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of Jarhead and The Kingdom on 25th November 2008. SRP is $29.98 each or you can pick both titles up as part of an ‘Action/Thriller’ bundle pack for $59.98.

Universal have so far not used region coding on their Blu-ray Disc titles and we expect this trend to continue, though officially no region coding information has been supplied. Features are detailed below…

Jarhead

  • BD-25 Single Layer
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • French and Spanish 5.1 DTS Surround
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Feature Commentary with Director Sam Mendes
  • Feature Commentary with Screenwriter William Broyles, Jr. and Author Anthony Swofford

The Kingdom
  • BD-50 Dual Layer
  • 1080P Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • French and Spanish 5.1 DTS Surround
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • U Control - Picture in Picture
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Character By Character: The Apartment Shootout
  • History of The Kingdom: An Interactive Timeline
  • Constructing The Freeway Sequence
  • Creating The Kingdom
  • Feature Commentary With Director Peter Berg

As with previous Universal Blu-ray titles the U-Control PIP function on The Kingdom is just another way to access the bonus material (as opposed to offering any new content). It's also likely that a PIP track is available on Jarhead with the remaining DVD extras not listed above, as the press material does confirm that all standard def DVD extras are included (and this is how such material has been presented in the past when not listed amongst the extras).



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