Several weeks ago we reported
that Amazon.com had begun taking advance orders for s for Bones - Season 4
on both DVD
and high-def Blu-ray Disc
. No release date was available at the time, though, because the studio had not formally announced the title. Today, however, Fox Home Entertainment told retailers that the title, in both formats, had been officially put on the schedule for October 6th
The DVD is a 6-disc set presented in anamorphic widescreen video. Audio is listed as "English: 5.0 Dolby Digital"...that's right, it says "5.0" instead of "5.1" (hopefully this is a typo). Subtitles are in English, French and Spanish. Bonus material starts with Extended Episodes (in addition to the aired versions) of "The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond," "The Doctor in the Den" and "The Girl in the Mask." Other extras will be Deleted Scenes, a Gag Reel, plus 2 Featurettes: "Androgeny: Playing Haru Tanaka" and "Squints in Training."
The Blu-ray is a 5-disc set with the same content, presented in high definition widescreen video, 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and subtitles in French and Spanish. Running time of the Blu-ray is specified to be 1174 minutes. Cost of the Blu-ray version is $69.99 SRP in the USA and CA$89.99 SRP in Canada. By comparison, the DVD is priced at $59.98 SRP in the USA, and CA$89.98 SRP in Canada (interesting that the list prices are the same in Canada for the Blu-ray and the DVD, but there's a ten dollar difference between the two in the USA).
Package art isn't available yet, but please stay tuned!