Disc News: Stardust To Get US Blu-ray Release

Stardust, the 2007 film from Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn, will finally get a Blu-ray release on September 7, 2010.

Based on the prose and illustrated comic book series by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess (which was later released as an illustration-free novel by Gaiman), Stardust is a sprawling fantasy epic staring Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro.

While the film may have underperformed at the box office, it truly was one of my favorite films from the last decade and helped to solidify my helpless crush on Claire Danes. Stardust was a charming action-adventure that felt like a natural inheritor to the throne of The Princess Bride. Full of swashbuckling, sky pirates, witches and wicked monarchs, Stardust is the type of fun fantasy that audiences rarely get anymore.

An HD-DVD copy of the film has sat in a place of honor in my DVD collection for the last year after I traded in my DVD copy for a HD copy of the film at an unbelievably low price. Who says good things didn’t happen when HD-DVD lost the great format war of the late ’00s?

I’ll be more than happy to trade in my HD-DVD copy for a new Blu-ray version, though, especially at the promise of new special features for one of my favorite films.

Speaking of special features, supplemental material will include a commentary by Matthew Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman, two making-of features (“Crossing the Wall” and “Nothing is True…”), a collection of deleted scenes, a blooper reel and the film’s theatrical trailer.

The Stardust Blu-ray carries with it a $29.99 SRP, but is pre-selling right now at Amazon.com for $19.99.

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