WWE’s WrestleMania 24 will become the first sports category title to be released on Blu-ray disc in the United States, Europe, Australia and Canada, according to the grappling group.
The double-disc set goes on saleMay 20, 2008, the same day as a three-disc DVD version. The Blu-ray two-disc release includes the entire four-hour WrestleMania 24 event in Orlando, as well as the complete 2008 Hall of Fame induction ceremony, plus the never-before-televised 24-man Battle Royal.
The set features the new Blu-ray technology, offering content in high definition movie mode), which has new applications, including improved navigational and menu features, graphics and animation.
Distribution will be handled through a variety of vendors including Genius Products for the U.S., Clearvision Ltd. for the United Kingdon and Europe, Koch Entertainment Canada and Shock for Australia, all of which are current WWE home video distribution and licensing partners.
“It’s natural that WrestleMania 24, the biggest sports entertainment event of the year, is not only the first WWE title, but the first sports title to be released on Blu-ray,” said Joel Satin, vice president of WWE Home Entertainment and Books, in a statement. “Blu-ray disc will further demonstrate our commitment to bring WWE’s high-definition content to fans around the world through our network of home video distributors and licensing partners.”