Four months ago we posted a press brief
from Fox Home Entertainment, announcing the releases of 24 - Season 8
on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and 24 - The Complete Series
on DVD. The date provided at the time was December 7th, but today Fox formally solicited these titles with retailers, and the official street dates given for all three is December 14th
. As we previously reported
, prices for the 24 - Season 8
releases are $59.98 SRP for the 6-disc DVD
version, and $69.99 SRP for the 4-disc Blu-ray Disc
version (note that the Blu box says "six disc," but that appears to be a typo). The BD version features both high-def video (1080p) and high-def sound (English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio). Extras on each of those include Deleted Scenes, Scene Makers, "The Ultimate CTU" featurette, and more.
24 - The Complete Series
will only be available on the same date, but only in the DVD format (because not all of the individual seasons have been produced in a Blu-ray version yet). Fox describes it to retailers as an "unparalleled 56-disc collection
(that) offers all eight seasons, the feature-length 24: Redemption, and a bonus disc of never-before-seen special features.
One of our retail contacts informs us that the new extras on the bonus disc will include "Chloe's Arrest," "Comic-Con 2009 Panel," a "Season 8 Wrap Party Reel," and a 4-segment item called "Eight Days." Those four segments are subtitled "Jack Bauer: Evolution of a Hero," "Presidents Friends and Villains," "Memories and Moments" and "Goodbye." Note that the special features discussed in today's story about all of these releases may not be finalized yet, and could be subject to change. The cost for this big package is $349.98 SRP. You can see the box art for it immediately below, followed by finalized packaging (excepting for the aforementioned typo, of course!) for both versions of the Season 8