Oh, wow. This could look eye-popping on BD if given some care...
Recently saw it on HDNet Mpvies and it looked superlative. Not really much they'd have to do to make it look good on BD. One of Pacino's most over-the-top (and fun) performances. Notable also for being the only other time Pacino and James Caan shared a scene since THE GODFATHER. Would have preferred more detective stuff and less of Madonna...but the production design made me wish a couple super-hero films would be done this way.
Crious as to what the aspect ratio will be. Beatty shot it in 1:37 and (as he stated when the laserdisc was released) prefers that it be seen in 1:33 because he composed it that way to replicate comic strip panels. The HDNet showings were 16X9, so I guess the BD will be the same...but it would be good if the disc had both.
There has been an HD master used for cable tv for a very long time. I recorded it off of Cinemax a while back.
I'm sure there is a "newer" master used for the blu...hopefully.
The HDNet showing was a noticeable improvement over the Cinemax one. Whether that's the one that will be used for BD, I don't know. But as I said earlier, it looked so good that not much else would need to be done if they used that HDNet print for the BD.
No one knows if there will be extras. THey haven't been announced yet.
There haven't been new extras produced for any of Buena Vista's Blu-Ray catalog titles that I can recall -- especially not in this new wave of titles from Rocketeer onward. They simply splash an "Anniversary Edition" tag on the front cover and call it a day.
It's been on cable in HD recently and looked terrific. And the film was and always has been 1.85:1. That's how it was shown in theaters. It was never projected at 1.33:1. It was shot flat and many shots were opened up for TV, but some shots had to be zoomed in because of hard matting with the FX shots.