High Definition gaming has arrived! Dragon’s Lair continues to revolutionize the video-game industry by becoming the first game title ever to be released for the Blu-ray Disc High Definition format using BD-J.
An instant hit in its 1983 arcade debut, Dragon’s Lair has now been digitally restored and enhanced with an all-new 5.1 surround sound mix. The video has been transferred directly from the original film and cleaned frame by frame by Digital Leisure and authoring studio Infinite HD, creating a truly vibrant image. In addition, Dragon’s Lair is the first release to be authored in the Blu-ray Java environment, or BD-J, an advanced format that allows users to enjoy a fully arcade-authentic experience.
“I’ve seen the newly restored footage and it just looks amazing” says Don Bluth, original creator of Dragon’s Lair. “It looks even better than I can remember. The visuals, the 5.1 surround sound audio, all I can say is ‘Wow!’ Now a whole new generation can enjoy ‘Dragon’s Lair’ all over again.”
All the special features on the disc are in full 1080p HD, including brand-new interviews with creators Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and Rick Dyer, and even a full-length visual commentary of the game.
Digital Leisure plans to follow up Dragon’s Lair Blu-ray with the release of Space Ace and Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp in the Blu-ray format.
Dragon’s Lair Blu-ray will be available April 9th at software and movie retailers as well as online at DigitalLeisure.com.