Universal is rushing Oscar contender “Ray” to DVD just in time for Oscar balloting Feb. 1.
Biopic of singer Ray Charles will hit vidstores just 13½ weeks after it debuted at the box office, where it has grossed nearly $60 million thus far.
The single-disc DVD will be priced at $29.98, with a limited two-disc special edition also available for $44.98.
No details about bonus features were immediately available.
Last year U released “Seabiscuit” in December, enhancing the studio’s awards campaigning for the film.
MGM is putting its awards candidate “De-Lovely” on DVD Dec. 21, timed with a limited theatrical re-release, and DreamWorks is releasing the DVD of “Collateral” on Dec. 14.
(Samantha Clark is managing editor of Daily Variety sister publication DVD Exclusive.)