Blu-ray Disc adopters had been up in arms upon learning Warner Home Video was releasing ‘Superman: The Movie,’ ‘Superman II: The Donner Cut’ and ‘Smallville: Season Five’ on HD-DVD November 28, but not on Blu-ray Disc.
Whether sensing building Blu-ray momentum heading towards Superman day or just slow to announce plans, Warner today confirmed the two original Superman films, err prequels will also be available on Blu-ray Disc November 28. It’s expected identical extra features will appear on both versions, and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio is included in favor of Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 found on the majority of Warner HD-DVD titles. There’s still no word on a Blu-ray release for ‘Smallville: Season Five,’ and frankly we don’t expect to hear anything until 2007.
“Superman: The Movie” and “Superman II: The Donner Cut” on Blu-ray Disc will carry an MSRP of $28.99.