Updated: Saving Private Ryan Blu-ray Confirmed; Coming May 4

Update: We have confirmed that Saving Private Ryan on Blu-ray will be a ‘Sapphire Series’ release. While this does not ensure a new transfer (Gladiator!), it does increase the potential for new and previously available bonus features.

Paramount and Dreamworks Home Entertainment have confirmed early retailer listings by announcing Steven Spielberg’s 1998 World War II film Saving Private Ryan is coming to Blu-ray Disc for the first time on May 4.

The revered drama starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon is expected to come to Blu-ray in 1.85:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, though exact technical specs were not included in the initial announcement.

The only confirmed bonus features at this time are ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Shooting War.’ We do not know at this time if any additional supplements will be included, though the lack of a ‘special edition’ tag might indicate this pair is it.

We’ll pass along new Saving Private Ryan on Blu-ray developments, including cover art, as they transpire.

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