Knight Rider fans have been looking forward to a high-definition release of the show since the introduction of the format, and now lucky fans in Japan can own every episode of the series – plus the Knight Rider 2000 and Knight Rider 2010 TV movies – in crystal clear 1080p! Can a US and European release be far behind?
Current available specs for the set are:
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Twenty six-disc set (24 BDs, 2 DVDs)
Those specs state that audio is yet to be announced, but a precedent has already been set: Universal have already released a Complete Series Blu-Ray collection of their popular mystery series Columbo for the Japanese market – and that series included a Japanese language track in addition to the original English mono; it’s not a stretch of the imagination that the Knight Rider set will receive the same treatment.
The RRP for the set is ¥58,000, which is about $565 USD before import charges. The set will be released on November 27, 2014!