Warner Home Video announced three new Blu-ray releases. The hi-def releases include The Polar Express Presented in 3-D, Austin Powers Collection: Shagadelic Edition, Loaded with Extra Mojo (how is that for a title?), and Casablanca Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Warner Bros. recently opened its library to bring 85 titles to VOD.
The Polar Express Presented in 3-D has a release date of October 28, although Amazon has it listed as October 30. The Blu-ray disc will present the animated ‘Polar Express’ in 3-D, and include four sets of 3-D glasses. The disc will retail for $34.99. The DVD version in 3-D will retail for $20.97.
Austin Powers Collection: Shagadelic Edition, Loaded with Extra Mojo will be available on December 2. The Blu-ray disc release will contain all three films along with extras including commentaries, featurettes, music videos, and deleted scenes. The ‘shagadelic’ set will retail for $74.98.
Casablanca Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Hi-Def will also be released on December 2. The premium giftset will contain collectible items like replicas of props and Warner studio documents that include a note from producer Hal Wallis to re-title the film and a memo from Wallis to urge casting Bogart over George Raft.
More importantly the ‘Casablanca’ Blu-ray gift set will contain over seven hours of bonus features and a documentary on Jack Warner. The Blu-ray gift set will retail for $64.99. The DVD version will also be available for $59.98.