Universal Home Entertainment has lined up a number of additional HD-DVD titles for release in the coming months.
Roman Polanski’s The Pianist for example is coming to high definition on January 8 with a Dolby Digital Plus track as well as a DTS 5.1 HD audio track. “The Pianist” stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody in the true-life story of brilliant pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, the most acclaimed young musician of his time until his promising career was interrupted by the onset of World War II.
The 1991 mafia thriller Mobsters is also scheduled for January 8 with a Dolby Digital Plus track as well as a DTS 5.1 HD audio track. The film traces the daring exploits of four close friends growing up in 1920’s New York: the charming “Lucky” Luciano (Christian Slater), the savvy Meyer Lansky (Patrick Dempsey), the headstrong “Bugsy” Siegel (Richard Greico) and the diplomatic Frank Costello (Costas Mandylor).
Michael Keaton comes to HD-DVD in White Noise on January 8 also. In the film architect Jonathan Rivers (Michael Keaton) loses his wife in a tragic accident and turns to the shadowy, unnerving world of Electronic Voice Phenomenon – communication from beyond the grave. But as he begins to penetrate the mysteries of E.V.P., Jonathan makes a shocking discovery: once a portal to the other world is opened, there’s no telling what will come through it. Like the other releases, the disc will feature a Dolby Digital Plus track as well as a DTS 5.1 HD audio track.