Updated: The Band’s Visit to Play on Blu-ray

Update: Sony has pulled back its Blu-ray announcement for The Band’s Visit for reasons unknown. The DVD is still scheduled for a July 29 bow, but the Blu-ray has been postponed indefinitely.

We’ll pass along any release date updates as we receive them.

Original text: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard prize winner The Band’s Visit is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 29, day-and-date with DVD.

Sony describes The Band’s Visit as about “… a fading Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Center. When they take the wrong bus, the band members find themselves in a desolate Israeli village. With no other option than to spend the night with the local townspeople, the two distinctly different cultures realize the universal bonds of love, music and life.”

The Band’s Visit will be presented in widescreen 1.78:1 1080p video and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio.

Supplemental features are limited to A Band’s Visit: Making the Fairy Tale featurette.

The Band’s Visit on Blu-ray will carry an SRP of $38.95. Click through the disc details below to view high-res cover art, and keep checking back for pre-order information.

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