Sony Debuts High-Capacity Blu-ray6 Oct, 2006 By: Jessica Wolf
This fourth quarter will see the debut of the first 50GB Blu-ray discs with a trio of releases from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The Adam Sandler comedy Click streets Oct. 10 on the high-capacity disc. Extra features include producer, director and star audio commentary, four deleted scenes and seven featurettes.
Arriving Nov. 14 on the new 50GB disc is the war drama Black Hawk Down, which is also the first Blu-ray Disc title to feature Sony's Blu-Wizard, a unique playlist technology that lets consumers customize the way they watch special features. Included are six featurettes as well as commentary from author Mark Bowden, screenwriter Ken Nolan, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Ridley Scott and U.S. Special Forces Veterans '93.
The Will Ferrell hit Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby streets Dec. 12. The Blu-ray Disc will feature the unrated version of the comedy and will include director's commentary, nine deleted/extended scenes, three “in-character” interviews, a gag reel, bonus race footage, commercials and PSAs featuring the movie characters, all shot in high-definition. There are also three standard-definition extras — a Daytona 500 spot, a Nascar “Chase for the Nextel Cup” spot and a Sirius and NASCAR spot.
“As consumers make the leap to Blu-ray's incredible high-definition picture and theatre quality audio, they want access to a diverse selection of content packed with added-value features and reference titles like Ridley Scott's powerful war epic Black Hawk Down, that will add to their growing Blu-ray Disc libraries,” said David Bishop, president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.