HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 17, 2008
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) today announced its upcoming
slate of releases on HD DVD for the first quarter of 2008. A
compelling array of action-adventure, drama and family fare, PHE's
lineup of HD DVDs provides something for everyone, further expanding
the format's offerings for a broad consumer audience.
Released on January 8, PHE's first HD DVD title of the year is
David Fincher's director's cut of the mesmerizing drama Zodiac, which
has been cited on over 200 critics' lists as one of the top 10 films
of 2007. The HD DVD includes over three hours of in-depth bonus
materials including a multi-part exploration of the making of the
film, the facts of the real-life attacks and more. Following on
February 26, PHE will debut the director's cut of Robert Zemeckis'
visually stunning cinematic experience, Beowulf, which conjures a
world the likes of which has never been seen before with
state-of-the-art technology and exhilarating storytelling. The HD DVD
will include a feature-length picture-in-picture track, web enabled
Beowulf Profiler, A Hero's Journey: The Making of Beowulf with
optional pop-up trivia and much more.
Director and screenwriter Sean Penn's widely praised adaptation of
the inspirational true story Into The Wild arrives March 4 with
behind-the-scenes material that takes viewers deeper inside the
enthralling, real-life story, characters and experience, along with
the compelling drama Things We Lost In The Fire, which features
phenomenal performances by Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro, as well
as a discussion of the film and deleted scenes.
DreamWorks Animation's funniest new animated hit Bee Movie buzzes
onto HD DVD on March 11 loaded with exclusive content, including
web-enabled downloadable features such as The World of Bees and a
Build-A Bee Avatar, a picture-in-picture storyboard reel, customizable
menus, Barry's trivia track and much more.
"The Jack Ryan Collection" will arrive on HD DVD featuring four
explosive thrillers including The Hunt for Red October starring Sean
Connery and Alec Baldwin, Clear and Present Danger and Patriot Games
starring Harrison Ford as well as The Sum of All Fears with Ben
Affleck and Morgan Freeman. In addition, the highly-anticipated film
The Kite Runner, based on the international best-selling novel, also
will debut on HD DVD in the first quarter.