It's been a few months since we posted the news
season 5 would be released on HD-DVD, but now we have some details on the set.
The 5 disc set (yup, 5 HD-DVDs) will be released on November 28
(please note, this was corrected after the article was posted) for $79.98 - $20 more than the DVD version. The set will contain all the bonus material from the regular DVD version, but there's some exclusive HD-DVD content as well. The season opener, "Arrival" will feature an in-program experience - the special effects artists explain how they created the special effects - all shown in a window while you watch the episode. This release also features something most people haven't experienced while watching Smallville
- Dolby Digital 5.1 (which the Canadian pilot disc had). All the episodes will be 1080p, which will bring you an amazing picture to match the 5.1 audio. It sounds great!
Here's a shot of the flyer we posted back in August (The West Wing
is not coming to HD-DVD):