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Transatlantic Pan


Source: DVD Times

Not long after the specs were discovered for the upcoming UK HD DVD and Blu-ray releases of Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth from Optimum, New Line Cinema have announced their own North American high definition release of the film. Arriving on both HD DVD and Blu-ray on December 26th 2007 (just over a month after its UK counterpart), this edition seems to be the more impressive of the two, boasting a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 audio track and including an “enhanced visual commentary” that, as far as I can gather, is not being offered on Optimum’s release.

I’m glad New Line are releasing this title simultaneously on both formats, after they got pissy about HD DVD’s lack of region coding and decided to delay the HD DVD versions of Hairspray and Rush Hour 3 (not that I’m particularly mourning these titles) to give their international distribution partners a chance to release the films worldwide.

Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007 at 7:21 PM
Categories: Blu-ray | Cinema | HD DVD

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