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Monday, 09 October 2006 12:01
Blu-ray disc lurches to 50GB
By The Hollywood Reporter
Published: October 9, 2006, 5:23 AM PDT

Consumers will have access to the first 50GB Blu-ray disc, which boasts twice the capacity of a regular disc, when Sony Pictures releases the Adam Sandler comedy "Click" on Tuesday.

The dual-layer disc promises to deliver the interactivity and extras that backers of the next-generation, high-definition optical-disc format had been promising since the first movies were released in the format in June. Sony made the announcement Friday at the High Def 101 Conference in Los Angeles.

"Click" is one of three 50GB Blu-ray discs in the studio's pipeline. The others are Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down," coming Nov. 14, and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," due Dec. 12.

Only two other studios have announced 50GB discs: 20th Century Fox is releasing "Kingdom of Heaven" on Nov. 14, and Lionsgate is preparing a dual-layer Blu-ray Disc of "The Descent" for a December release. Warner Bros. is expected to announce that its next wave of Blu-ray titles, hitting stores Oct. 31, will include one or more dual-layer discs.

Because of its greater capacity, the Blu-ray disc of "Click" will include all the bonus features from the DVD, in high-definition, as well as uncompressed PCM (pulse code modulation) audio.....



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