Universal Studios Home Entertainment is continuing the pattern of releasing former HD DVD titles on Blu-ray Disc in sets of three by announcing American Gangster, Eastern Promises and Casino for October 14.
All three films will be presented in widescreen 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
Eastern Promises, which we originally reported was coming to Blu-ray two weeks ago, will include the lightest set of bonus features on a BD-25 disc.
- Secrets and Stories
- Marked for Life
- Two Guys Walk into a Bath House
- Watts on Wheels
Casino offers a bit more content with the inclusion of U Control as seen on the previous HD DVD version.
- Feature Audio Commentary – Moments with Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone, Nicholas Pileggi and More
- Deleted Scenes
- Vegas and the Mob
- History Alive: True Crime Authors: Casino With Nicholas Pileggi (The History Channel)
- U Control Turtorial Static Images
- U Control Picture In Picture
- My Scenes
American Gangster receives the red carpet treatment on a BD-50 disc with not only U Control, but two cuts of the film: the theatrical cut running 2 hours 38 minutes and the unrated cut running 2 hours 57 minutes. Unlike the HD DVD version which offered the unrated cut in standard definition only, the Blu-ray unrated cut will be in high definition.
- U Control Tutorial
- U Control Picture in Picture
- Deleted Scenes
- Fallen Empire: Making American Gangster
- Case Files
- Hip Hop Infusion Featuring Common and T.I.
- The BET Special: The Making of American Gangster
- Dateline NBC: American Gangster First Look
- “Do You Feel Me (Remix)” performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring Ghostface Killah
- “Blue Magic” from Jay-Z’s Album “American Gangster”
- Theatrical Trailer
Also available on October 14 is the Gangster Giftset that will bundle all three films together with an SRP of $89.99. Separately they are priced at $29.98.
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