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The Spirit (R1/US BD) in April

Lionsgate Home Entertainment have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of The Spirit on 14th April 2009. Adapted from the comic book series created by Will Eisner, The Spirit is helmed by Frank Miller (Sin City) who fuses storytelling with CGI to create a stylized world of action, adventure, danger and romance.

As is the norm with Lionsgate titles these days, there is a standard single-disc DVD ($29.95 SRP) with no extras other than the trailer, and a 2-Disc Special Edition DVD ($34.98 SRP) and Blu-ray Disc ($39.99 SRP) with extras and a digital copy of the film. Features are outlined below…

Single-Disc DVD - Includes both widescreen and full screen versions of the film with English DD5.1 Surround audio and English and Spanish subtitles. The only extra is the theatrical trailer.

2-Disc Special Edition DVD - Includes film in widescreen, 5.1 EX Surround audio, extras and a digital copy of the film. Full details are as follows…

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 EX Surround
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • “Green World” featurette – a look at the technical wizardry behind the making of the film
  • “Miller on Miller” featurette – a look at the artistry of Frank Miller
  • Alternate storyboard ending with voiceovers by Samuel L. Jackson and Gabriel Macht
  • Audio commentary by Frank Miller and Deborah Del Prete
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Digital Copy of the film on Disc 2

Blu-ray Disc - Includes all the content of the SE DVD plus an additional featurette and BD-Live features. Features include:
  • 1080P 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • French DD5.1 Surround
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • “Green World” featurette – a look at the technical wizardry behind the making of the film
  • “Miller on Miller” featurette – a look at the artistry of Frank Miller
  • “History Repeats” featurette – an in-depth look at the origin of The Spirit as well as Will Eisner’s influence and vision in the comic book world (BD Exclusive)
  • Alternate storyboard ending with voiceovers by Samuel L. Jackson and Gabriel Macht
  • Audio commentary by Frank Miller and Deborah Del Prete
  • MoLog™ - Movie Blog network connected community and interactive movie blog tool set
  • LIONSGATE LIVE™ enabled*
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Digital Copy of the film on Disc 2

Region coding on the Blu-ray Disc is TBC.

*The Spirit Blu-ray marks the debut of the first LIONSGATE LIVE™ enabled title for the studio. LIONSGATE LIVE™ is a unique BD Live based menu system that delivers updateable exclusive content such as commentaries, games, ringtones, wallpapers, trailers and much more via a series of on-screen notifications and widgets. In addition, LIONSGATE LIVE™ will continually notify users to any new features across all Lionsgate BD Live titles. LIONSGATE LIVE™ will be available on select theatrical titles throughout 2009.


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