Disney just sent out invitations for its DVD holiday feast: "Ratatouille" is set for Nov. 6 and the cable sensation "High School Musical 2" comes out Dec. 11. Both titles are going day and date with Blu-ray editions.
"Ratatouille," which charmed pretty much everyone who saw it, comes with deleted scenes; an animated short starring Remy and Emile; a conversation with creator Brad Bird and uber chef Thomas Keller; and the Pixar short "Lifted."
The "Ratatouille" Blu-ray puts the video format's Java capabilities to work, with Gusteau’s Gourmet Game (get the courses to the tables) and Cine-Explore ("in-movie Java feature allows viewers to customize their own behind the scenes experience").
"High School Musical 2: Extended Edition" extras include a sing-along and a karaoke feature; a "rehearsal cam"; bloopers and music videos. The extended footage is the musical number Troy and Sharpay that rehearse in the film but never perform.
The Blu-ray audio on both titles is uncompressed high-def surround (48k HZ/24-bit). Both titles retail for $30 DVD/$35 BR)