John Woo Snags First Blu-ray Movie, Game Combo Disc

A collector’s edition of John Woo’s Stranglehold game on PlayStation 3 will include a full-length, 1080p version of John Woo's critically acclaimed action film Hard Boiled on the same Blu-ray Disc. Stranglehold collector’s edition will retail for $69.95, $10 more than the regular edition, and marks the first movie and game hybrid disc for the Blu-ray format. Interestingly enough, the Weinstein Company, the company who owns the rights to Hard Boiled in North America, is an exclusive HD DVD supporter. Stranglehold may be the only place that Hard Boiled will touch in the world of Blu-ray Disc, as the standalone movie-only version of the John Woo classic will logically be an HD DVD exclusive.

The exclusive collector's edition of Stranglehold demonstrates the power of PlayStation 3 Blu-ray disc and the total entertainment experience that can only be found on PlayStation 3. The 50GB capacity of Blu-ray disc allows PS3 content publishers to do things simply not possible on our competitor's 9GB DVD-based systems. Thanks to the advanced technology found in PS3, developers like Midway can truly realize their visions, bringing consumers even closer to the game,” said Riley Russell, senior vice president Third Party Relations and general counsel, SCEA.

News source: DailyTech

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