Universal's first HD DVD release Serenity has been noticeably absent from the studio's Blu-ray slate since they began supporting Blu-ray in July. With Fox releasing Firefly: The Complete Series on Blu-ray next week, we thought for sure Serenity would appear shortly thereafter.
This morning, Universal announced Serenity is indeed coming to Blu-ray soon, on a BD50 disc December 30 to be precise. And it will be worth the wait with a number of upgrades over its HD DVD predecessor.
The most obvious and expected update is the bump in audio resolution from 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus to lossless 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. The same widescreen 2.35:1 1080p transfer is likely to be used.
Extra features have really been beefed up with a second audio commentary, U-Control, a database feature and BD-Live support. The complete list as as follows.
Serenity on Blu-ray will retail for $29.98.
Click here to pre-order Serenity on Blu-ray for $21.95 from Amazon.com.
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