Borat, Royale, Prestige DVD Announcements

Details for the DVD and high-definition releases of some of the Fall’s best films were announced today. Here’s a look at their details:

The Prestige (Feb 20th)
A 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen edition DVD with English Dolby Digital 5.1 track – along with a Blu-ray release, are set for the twisted magician drama. A Director’s Notebook featurette, and an artwork gallery will be included amongst the extras.

Stranger than Fiction (Feb 27th)
An anamorphic widescreen edition DVD with English Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Extras will include an Actors In Search of a Story featurette, a Picking The Right Team featurette, an On Location in Chicago featurette, a Words on the Page featurette, a Picture a Number special effects feature, an On the Set feature containing some funny set moments, and deleted scenes. A Blu-ray release will also be available.

Borat (Mar 6th)
Despite the assorted lawsuits 20th Century Fox plans to release the “Borat” movie on DVD without any changes to the big screen version. The disc will come with deleted scenes, and footage from Borat’s appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival, Cannes and Comic Con.

Casino Royale (Mar 13th)
The latest James Bond flick will hit regular DVD and 50Gb dual-layer, MPEG-4 AVC encoded Blu-ray disc. The two-disc collector’s edition will include a Becoming Bond documentary that takes an intimate look at how Daniel Craig stepped into the role, a James Bond: For Real featurette that looks at the action and stunts, a Bond Girls are Forever featurette that takes a closer look at Bond’s leading ladies, a Death in Venice featurtte, and the Chris Cornell ‘You Know My Name’ music video. Fans of Daniel Craig will also be happy that the same treatment is being given to the film which many say won him the Bond role – “Layer Cake”. That disc will hit the same day.