OK so it now seems that the artwork I posted earlier IS the official artwork (below is another image to confirm). Here is the text from the press release…
BURN AFTER READING
Available on DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def December 23, 2008
FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
“A Comedic Masterpiece” -Larry King
OVERVIEW: Intelligence is relative in this hilarious new spy comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, the Academy Award(R) -winning directors of No Country for Old Men and The Big Lebowski. Academy Award(R) winners George Clooney and Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, and Academy Award(R) winner Tilda Swinton star in this brilliantly clever and endlessly entertaining comedy of errors.
SYNOPSIS: When a disc filled with some of the CIA’s most irrelevant secrets gets in the hands of two determined, but dim-witted, gym employees, the duo are intent on exploiting their find. But since blackmail is a trade better left for the experts, events soon spiral out of everyone’s and anyone’s control, resulting in a non-stop series of hilarious encounters!
BONUS FEATURES (AVAILABLE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY HI-DEF):
* FINDING THE BURN: The making of Burn After Reading from inspiration to
the big screen.
* DC INSIDERS RUN AMUCK: We show the strength in putting together some
of the most amazing talent in the world to create a world of
Washington, DC insiders all trying to get ahead or find true love.
* WELCOME BACK GEORGE: This is a companion, comedy piece, focusing on
Mr. Clooney as he returns for his third collaboration with Ethan and
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY HI-DEF:
* Get Connected with BD-Live!
* Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player and
download even more bonus content, the newest trailers and more!
* Plus, explore MY SCENES and collect your favorite clips from the
movie then share with your BD-Live buddies!
Selection Number: 62102034 Anamorphic Widescreen
Price: $29.98 SRP
Running Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating: R for pervasive language, some sexual content, and violence
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY(TM):
Selection Number: 62105851 Widescreen
Price: SRP $39.98
Running Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DTS Surround 5.1
CAST AND FILM MAKERS:
Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich,
Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins
Written, Produced and Directed by: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Executive Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Executive Producer: Robert Graf
Director of Photography: Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, A.M.C.
Edited by: Roderick Jaynes
Production Designer: Jess Gonchor
Costume Designer: Mary Zophres
Associate Producer: David Diliberto
Supervising Sound Editor: Skip Lievsay
Music by: Carter Burwell
The above Blu-ray information confirms that it is to be a dual layer disc (BD50) not the previously reported single layer. All this means is that there is likely to be less compression on both the picture and the audio, better quality basically. The extra storage space provided by the second layer has also allowed the inclusion of a DTS soundtrack which is great news!