The Ron Howard boxing drama Cinderella Man staring Russell Crowe has been cleared for a Blu-ray Disc release on March 26.
Cinderella Man was previously available exclusively on HD DVD during the high-def format wars. This upcoming Blu-ray Disc release marks its first appearance on the winning format.
Tech specs include a 2.35:1 1080p transfer, likely identical to the HD DVD transfer, and a new 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio mix.
Bonus features are virtually identical to the HD DVD version with the exception of BD-Live functionality.
- User Guides – My Scenes, Registration, BD Live
- BD-Live – My Scenes Sharing
- Feature Commentary with Director Ron Howard
- Feature Commentary with Writer Akiva Goldsman
- Feature Commentary with Writer Cliff Hollingsworth
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
- The Fight Card: Casting Cinderella Man
- For the Record: A History in Boxing
- Ringside Seats
- Jim Braddock: The Friends & Family Behind The Legend
- Pre-Fight Preparations
- Lights, Camera, Action: The Fight From Every Angle
- Braddock Vs. Baer Fight Footage
- Photo Montage
- The Sound Of The Bell
- Cinderella Man Music Featurette
- The Human Face of the Depression
- Russell Crowe’s Personal Journey: Becoming Jim Braddock
Look for Cinderella Man to be priced around $21 at Amazon.com based on its $29.98 SRP. We’ll pass along that pre-order link and cover art once Amazon and Universal make them available.