“High School Musical” Coming to Blu-ray in December
Disney and Blu-ray have a chance to get a leg up in the hi-def disc format war in December, when the highest-rated cable TV broadcast of all time, the Disney Channel movie “High School Musical 2,” is released on Blu-ray Disc, in a version titled “High School Musical 2: Extended Edition.” The movie will appear on both Blu-ray and standard DVD on Dec. 11, complete with extras that include a brand-new musical number.
With its sequel having debuted earlier this month to an audience of more than 17 million viewers, “High School Musical” is the currently the most popular franchise among the “tween” (9-14) market, having spawned numerous soundtracks, book series, and even a traveling musical.
The sequel is expected to sell a significant amount of product on DVD, as its predecessor did. The original “High School Musical” has been released on DVD in multiple editions, but has not appeared on Blu-ray.