‘Simpsons’ Headed to Blu-ray3 Dec, 2009 By: John Latchem
The record-breaking animated comedy series “The Simpsons” made the transition to high-definition earlier this year, and now 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing those episodes to Blu-ray Disc.
Jan. 12 (order date Dec. 16) sees the release of The Simpsons: Season 20 as a four-DVD set at $49.98 and a two-disc Blu-ray set at $59.99. Creator Matt Groening has drawn new menus for both the Blu-ray and DVD versions, and with limited-edition packaging that showcases a layout of characters from the show.
The set includes all 21 episodes from the 2008-09 season, plus “The 20th Anniversary Special Sneak Peek” by Academy Award nominated director Morgan Spurlock.
This marks the first time episodes of the show will be released on Blu-ray. The first 12 seasons are available on DVD, and 2007’s The Simpsons Movie is available on both DVD and Blu-ray.