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5cm per Second, Place Promised on BD, HD DVD in Japan

posted on 2008-02-06 11:56 EST
Makoto Shinkai's two newest films get high-definition disc releases

5 Centimeters per Second and The Place Promised in Our Early Days, the two newest award-winning films from auteur director Makoto Shinkai, will simultaneously arrive on Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD in Japan on April 18. Japanese Blu-ray Discs are playable on North American Blu-ray Disc players and vice versa. HD DVDs are region-free by default.

5 Centimeters per Second Blu-ray Disc/HD DVD

Manufacturer/Distributor: CoMix Wave Films
Length: About 63 minutes (plus about 8 minutes for the theatrical trailer and the "One more time, One more chance" promotional video for the 5 Centimeters per Second Special Edition)
Price: 5,775 yen
Video: Color/1920x1080p (Widescreen)/MPEG4-AVC

Blu-ray Disc Version

Japanese/Linear PCM (4.0 ch, 2.0ch)/One side, single layer/For retail sales only
Manufacturer's code: CWF-0502

HD DVD Version

Japanese/Dolby Digital Plus (4.0 ch), Dolby True HD (2.0ch)/One side, single layer/For retail sales only
Manufacturer's code: CWF-0402

The Place Promised in Our Early Days Blu-ray Disc/HD DVD

Manufacturer/Distributor: CoMix Wave Films
Length: About 91 minutes (plus about 2 minutes for the theatrical trailer)
Price: 5,775 yen
Video: Color/1920x1080p (Widescreen)/MPEG4-AVC

Blu-ray Disc Version

Japanese/Linear PCM (5.1 ch, 2.0ch)/One side, single layer/For retail sales only
Manufacturer's code: CWF-0501

HD DVD Version

Japanese/Dolby Digital Plus (5.1 ch), Dolby True HD (2.0ch)/One side, single layer/For retail sales only
Manufacturer's code: CWF-0401

Source: Moon Phase


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