'The Spirit' DVD And Blu-Ray Specs Released, Including Alternate Ending & BD Live Features

'The Spirit'It feels like just yesterday we were telling you about this upcoming film based on Will Eisner's "The Spirit" comics, but time flies when you're covering the goings-on in the comics and movie scenes.

The last we heard from "The Spirit" crew, they were discussing the sequel potential for Frank Miller's interpretation of Eisner's classic character and his universe. Now, we have all the specs for the film's April 14 release on DVD and Blu-Ray posted after the jump -- including an alternate ending for the film and the debut of "Lionsgate Live" online elements. What a world, eh?

Here's the official text of Lionsgate Home Entertainment's announcement regarding "The Spirit" hitting DVD and Blu-Ray. While there's the standard cornucopia of commentary and featurettes, it's the "Alternate Storyboard Ending" and the Lionsgate Live features that most pique my interest.

The Spirit Blu-ray Disc and 2-disc Special Edition DVD contain thrilling bonus materials including multiple featurettes, an alternate storyboard ending with cast voiceovers and feature film audio commentary by the screenwriter/director and producer. They both also feature a standard definition digital copy of the film. The Blu-ray Disc will contain an additional featurette not found on the DVD. The Spirit Blu-ray also marks the debut of the first LIONSGATE LIVE™ enabled title for the studio. LIONSGATE LIVE™ is a unique BD Live based menu system that delivers updateable exclusive content such as commentaries, games, ringtones, wallpapers, trailers and much more via a series of on-screen notifications and widgets. In addition, LIONSGATE LIVE™ will continually notify users to any new features across all Lionsgate BD Live titles. LIONSGATE LIVE™ will be available on select theatrical titles throughout 2009. The Blu-ray Disc also features Molog, which allows users to insert and animate shapes, text, audio and other graphics right into the film as well as post “blogs” about the film to share with other registered MOLOG™ users. The standard one-disc DVD of The Spirit will include a Widescreen and Full Screen version of the film and the theatrical trailer.

*BLU-RAY DISC SPECIAL FEATURES

DISC ONE:

- "Green World" featurette – a look at the technical wizardry behind the making of the film

- "Miller on Miller” featurette – a look at the artistry of Frank Miller

- "History Repeats” featurette – an in-depth look at the origin of The Spirit as well as Will Eisner’s influence and vision in the comic book world

- Alternate storyboard ending with voiceovers by Samuel L. Jackson and Gabriel Macht

- Audio commentary by Frank Miller and Deborah Del Prete

- MoLog™ - Movie Blog network connected community and interactive movie blog tool set

- LIONSGATE LIVE™ enabled

- Theatrical trailer

*Special features subject to change

DISC TWO:

- Standard Definition Digital Copy of the feature film

*2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION DVD FEATURES

DISC ONE:

- "Green World” featurette – a look at the technical wizardry behind the making of the film

- "Miller on Miller” featurette – a look at the artistry of Frank Miller

- Alternate storyboard ending with voiceovers by Samuel L. Jackson and Gabriel Macht

- Audio commentary by Frank Miller and Deborah Del Prete

- Theatrical trailer

*Special features subject to change

DISC TWO:

- Digital Copy of the feature film

Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Format: Special Edition DVD: 16x9 Widescreen (2.35); Blu-Ray: 1080P High Definition Widescreen

DVD: 16x9 Widescreen (2.35) and 4.3 Full Screen (1.33)

Feature Running Time: 108 minutes

Blu-ray Audio Status: 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio and French 5.1 Dolby Digital

DVD Audio Status: 2-Disc Special Edition: 5.1 Dolby Digital EX; Standard: 5.1 Dolby Digital

Planning to pick this one up? What do you think about the special features? Let us know!