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    Wednesday, January 07, 2009

    The Robe Special Edition

    Language: English
    Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

    Number of discs: 1
    Studio: 20th Century Fox

    Release Date: March 17, 2009
    Run Time: 135 minutes

    ASIN: B001NSLE5I

    Peter Chattaway caught this one over the Christmas period, so I thought I'd post it up now things are back to normal. IGN has new of the new special edition DVD and Blu-Ray releases of The Robe.

    There's a whole host of extras, though it's unclear how many of these will only be on the Blu-Ray disc, and Amazon is unable to help. Here's IGN's list:
    Introduction by Martin Scorsese
    Commentary with Film Composer David Newman and Film Historians Jon Burlingame,
    Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
    The Making of The Robe featurette
    The Music of The Robe: Alfred Newman's Score isolated music track
    Still Galleries
    Interactive Pressbook
    The CinemaScope Story featurette (Blu-ray only)
    From Scripture to Script: The Bible and Hollywood featurette (Blu-ray only)
    The Robe Times Two: A Comparison of Widescreen and Standard Versions (Blu-ray only)
    A Seamless Faith: The Real-Life Search for The Robe featurette (Blu-ray only)
    Vintage Celebrity Introductions by Richard Widmark, Susan Hayworth, Robert Wagner, Clifton Webb and Dan Dailey (Blu-ray only)
    Audio Interview with Screenwriter Philip Dunne (1969) (Blu-ray only)
    Movietone News (Blu-ray only)
    Trailers / TV Spots (Blu-ray only)
    Poster Gallery / Lobby Cards (Blu-ray only)
    I've read various comments on this film by Martin Scorsese over the years, so I was fully aware that he was a fan, but even so that's a bit of a coup for Fox.

    Amazon.co.uk lists the Blu-Ray version as having the same release date, but there doesn't appear to be a corresponding UK DVD release.

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