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Public Enemies (R2/UK BD) in November - BD Specs added

Universal Pictures have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Public Enemies on 2nd November 2009. Michael Mann directs this historical crime drama which follows the efforts of top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) in capturing notorious bank robber John Dillinger (Johnny Depp).

Available on single-disc DVD (£19.99 RRP) and Blu-ray Disc (£24.99 RRP), features are outlined below...

DVD

  • Commentary with director Michael Mann

Blu-ray Disc:
  • 1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • English Audio Description
  • Latin American Spanish and Canadian French 5.1 DTS Surround
  • English SDH, Latin American Spanish and Canadian French subtitles
  • Commentary with director Michael Mann
  • Featurettes (59mins approx total)
    • Larger than Life: Adversaries
    • Michael Mann: Making Public Enemies
    • Last of the Legendary Outlaws
    • On Dillinger’s Trail: The Real Locations
    • Criminal Technology
  • BD Exclusive: Picture in Picture & Historical Interactive Timeline

All extras are presented in HD.

DVD owners should note that HMV are offering a 2-Disc Exclusive Edition. Exact details are TBC but it is likely to include the hour of featurettes from the Blu-ray on the second disc.

The BBFC classification for Mann’s commentary lists both a theatrical and extended cut of the film. The press release and Blu-ray packaging makes no mention of this, though as the running time difference is only 11 seconds it may be a small quirk in how the material has been passed rather than any indication of an alternate cut of the film.


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