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Tuesday February 5, 2008 7:25 pm

This Week on HD DVD and Blu-ray: February 05, 2008

Elizabeth The Golden Age HD DVDAs the 80th Annual Academy Awards inch ever closer, some of us are still scrambling to see the contenders in question before the big night. Those anxious to see their favorites before the inevitable acceptance speech or scowl-behind-forced-smile have the chance to watch a few in high-def this week.

On HD DVD is Elizabeth: The Golden Age, nominated for Cate Blanchett‘s performance and the opulent costumes. On Blu-ray are Across the Universe, nominated for its costumes, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, nominated for Casey Affleck‘s supporting performance.

Look for other nominees, brought to you in crystal clear high definition, throughout the month.

Check out the full list of high-def releases after the jump.

Blu-ray:

  • Across the Universe (Sony)—starring Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood, directed by Julie Taymor
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Warner)—starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck and Mary-Louise Parker; directed by Andrew Dominik
  • The Brave One (Warner)—starring Jodie Foster, Naveen Andrews and Terrence Howard; directed by Neil Jordan
  • Breaker Morant (Image)—starring Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson and John Waters; directed by Bruce Beresford
  • Celine Dion: A New Day—Live in Las Vegas (Sony BMG)—directed by Jean Lamoureux
  • Crimson Tide (Buena Vista)—starring Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington, directed by Tony Scott
  • The Jane Austen Book Club (Sony)—starring Maria Bello, Emily Blunt and Kathy Baker; directed by Robin Swicord
  • Me, Myself & Irene (Fox)—starring Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger; directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly
  • Wall Street (Fox)—starring Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen and Daryl Hannah; directed by Oliver Stone

HD DVD:

  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Universal)—starring Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen and Geoffrey Rush; directed by Shekhar Kapur
  • Naked Beneath the Water (Phoenix Group)—starring Richard Teran, Bonnie Steiger and Sean Cain, directed by Sean Cain

(Click here to see the options for this week.)

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