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Sony Pictures first three 50GB titles officially announced

Richard Lawler, @Rjcc
October 6, 2006
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Sony Pictures has made it official, they will be the first studio to release a movie on dual-layer 50GB Blu-ray disc, as Click hits shelves October 10th, followed by Black Hawk Down on November 14th, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby hits December 12th. As we mentioned yesterday, all will include HD special features; for Click the extras are the same as the standard DVD, but in HD. Black Hawk Down includes Blu-wizard, described as a "unique playlist technology which lets consumers customize the way they watch special features". That doesn't sound quite as interesting as the BD-J powered experience we were hoping for, can it match with Fast and the Furious 3's U-control? HD DVD has been well received by reviewers while Blu-ray has struggled at times, some of which was attributed to the lack of 50GB discs. Whether you believe the PS3 is crucial to the success of Blu-ray or not, Sony is providing the biggest push for the format on many levels, next week we'll start to see whether if it pays off. Continue on for a list of the special features on each disc.

Click:

  • Audio Commentary with Adam Sandler, Director Frank Coraci, Executive Producer Tim Herlihy and Writer Steve Koren
  • Four Deleted Scenes
    • "Habeeboo Can Do It"
    • "Loser Guy Returns"
    • "Fatty Sandwich"
    • "Sp-Sp-Spit It Out"
  • Seven Featurettes
    • "Make Me Old and Fat"
    • "FX of Click"
    • "Design My Universe"
    • "Cars of the Future"
    • "Humping Dogs"
    • "Director's Take"
    • "Fine Cooking"

Black Hawk Down:

Special features consumers may customize on the Black Hawk Down Blu-ray
Disc include:
  • Audio Commentary with Author Mark Bowden, Screenwriter Ken Nolan, Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Director Ridley Scott and U.S. Special Forces Veterans '93
  • "The Essence of Combat - Making Black Hawk Down" Featurettes
    • "Getting It Right"
    • "Crash Course"
    • "Battlefield Morocco"
    • "Hymn to the Fallen"
    • "Digital Warriors"
    • "After Action Report"

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby:
  • Audio commentary with Director Adam McKay and Friends (Ian Roberts, Chris Henchy)
  • Nine Deleted & Extended Scenes
    • "Going for the Win"
    • "I'm Hot"
    • "Little Sticker on Windshield"
    • "Ricky in Hospital"
    • "Gas Money"
    • "Jenga Scene (Extended)"
    • "What'd You Do Today?"
    • "Cal Calls Ricky (TV Room version 1)"
    • "Return to the Garage"
  • * Three Interviews
    • "Ricky & Cal Interview"
    • "Jean & Gregory Interview"
    • "Cal & Carley Interview"
  • Gag Reel
  • Line-O-Rama (Part 1)
  • Bonus Race Footage
  • Ricky & Cal's Commercials
  • Ricky & Cal's PSAs
  • Walker & Texas Ranger
  • Will Ferrell Returns to Talladega
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Additional added-value features not in high-definition:
    • Daytona 500 Spot
    • Nascar Chase for the Nextel Cup Spot
    • Sirius and NASCAR Spot








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