Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment Unveils First Day-and-Date and 50GB Blu-ray Titles

'Invincible' First Day-and-Date 'Enemy of the State,' 'Flightplan' and

'Pearl Harbor' First 50GB Titles

Other Blu-ray Titles Being Released Include 'Annapolis,' 'Goal! The Dream

Begins,' 'Sky High' and 'The Wild'

Oct 23, 2006, 01:00 ET from Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment

    BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Buena Vista Worldwide Home
 Entertainment (BVWHE) president Bob Chapek today announced BVWHE's next
 wave of Blu-ray Disc titles including the first day-and-date with DVD new
 release title -- Walt Disney Pictures' "Invincible" (December 19) -- as
 well as the first 50GB Blu-ray Disc titles available from the studio,
 Touchstone Pictures' "Enemy of the State," "Flightplan" (both November 21)
 and "Pearl Harbor" (December 19). These titles continue BVWHE's ongoing
 release strategy for Blu-ray Disc titles. Most Blu-ray titles from BVWHE
 will be available for $34.99 SRP.
     Commenting on the announcement, Chapek stated, "As the Blu-ray
 technology continues to infuse our industry with robust growth, BVWHE is
 uniquely positioned to take advantage of the format with the release of our
 first 50GB titles. We have seen the future and it is here -- the digital
 age is upon us and Blu-ray is the format consumers have embraced for their
 entertainment choice."
     "Invincible" marks the first day-and-date title from BVWHE on DVD and
 Blu-ray Disc. Both editions' bonus features will include Becoming
 Invincible: The Story of Vince Papale and two Audio Commentaries, the first
 with Vince Papale, Producer Mark Ciardi and writer Brad Gann; the second
 with director Ericson Core and editor Jerry Greenberg. "Invincible" Blu-ray
 Disc includes an exclusive high-definition featurette "Recreating the Vet."
     "Enemy of the State," "Flightplan" and "Pearl Harbor" mark the first
 50GB titles from BVWHE on Blu-ray Disc. "Enemy of the State" bonus
 materials will include original DVD features Deleted Scenes, Making of
 Enemy of the State, All Access: The Showdown, Theatrical Trailer and
 Blu-ray exclusive Movie Showcase; "Flightplan" will include original DVD
 features Audio Commentary, Emergency Landing: Visual Effects, Cabin
 Pressure: Designing The Aalto E-474 and Blu-ray exclusives Movie Showcase
 and Blu-Scape "Jet Stream"; and "Pearl Harbor" bonus materials will include
 original DVD features Journey To The Screen: The Making of Pearl Harbor,
 Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor, Theatrical Trailer, Teaser Trailer, Music
 Video: "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill and Blu-ray exclusive Movie
     Chapek continued "The amazing presentation of "Pearl Harbor" and "Enemy
 of the State" on 50GB Blu-ray Disc delivers astonishing high-definition
 picture and theatre-quality sound. As we delve into the new world of
 Blu-ray, BVWHE will take full advantage of the extended capacity and bonus
 materials the 50GB disc allows."
     BVWHE's Blu-ray titles feature advanced new menus offering seamless
 navigation and settings while the movie is still playing; dynamic and
 unparalleled, high-definition picture; new layering coating technology
 which provides a scratch resistance surface; Movie Showcase which
 highlights the most impressive high definition picture and sound moments on
 the disc; and new sleek packaging. Other Disney Blu-ray feature
 technologies being developed include unparalleled interactive features;
 personalized chapter selections; and compelling online content, including
 web connectivity, which will allow users to connect to live events hosted
 by the studio and more.
     Additional BVWHE Blu-ray Disc titles available on November 21 include
 Touchstone Pictures' "Annapolis" with bonus features to include Audio
 Commentary, Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary and Movie Showcase;
 "Goal! The Dream Begins" will feature Audio Commentary, Movie Showcase and
 Behind The Pitch; and Walt Disney Pictures' "Sky High" will feature Movie
 Showcase, Alternate Opening, Welcome to Sky High, Breaking Down the Walls:
 The Stunts of Sky High, and "The Wild" will feature Movie Showcase, Deleted
 Scenes with Optional Commentary, "Real Wild Child" Music Video by Everlife,
 Eddie Izzard Unleashed and Meet Colin: The Rock Hyrax.
     Blu-ray Disc is the next-generation optical disc format for
 high-definition video and high-capacity software applications. A
 single-layer Blu-ray Disc will hold up to 25GB of data and a double-layer
 Blu-ray Disc will hold up to 50GB of data. Blu-ray Disc is supported by the
 world's leading Consumer Electronics, Personal Computer & Gaming companies,
 and with 7 of 8 Hollywood studios releasing their high-definition content
 on Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray will deliver the widest variety of
 high-definition, home entertainment content.
     About Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment
     Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the
 home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution
 company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena
 Vista videocassette, DVD and Blu-ray Disc product. Buena Vista Worldwide
 Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios.

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