http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2006/2/28-54Lionsgate Toronto, the leading independent filmed entertainment company, today announced plans to release 10 titles on the next-generation high-definition Blu-ray Disc (BD) to coincide with the arrival of the first commercially offered BD players in stores.
The first wave, available at retail on May 23, will include CRASH and LORD OF WAR, priced at a $39.99 SRP, and THE PUNISHER, SAW and TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, marked at a $29.99 SRP. The second wave with five additional titles will follow shortly thereafter with a June/July date still to be determined. These BD titles include RESERVOIR DOGS, TOTAL RECALL, STARGATE and FRANK HERBERT'S DUNE priced at $29.99, while THE DEVIL'S REJECTS will be available at a $39.99 SRP. The announcement was made by Lionsgate President Steve Beeks.
"There has never been a home entertainment experience available to mass audiences like Blu-ray, and Lionsgate is pleased to be providing some of our top-line product at launch for consumers to enjoy," said Beeks. "As a company, we have always been at the forefront in utilizing technology to offer consumers the best viewing experience. Watching a film in your living room is about to radically change forever and we can't wait to maximize Blu-ray's technological capabilities and see for ourselves how far we can take the home movie-watching experience."
Lionsgate noted that Blu-ray is one of many digital technological advances that are expected to create new revenue streams for existing library product as well as new content. As studios usher in the age of high-definition DVD, Lionsgate remains at the forefront of incorporating its use, and the Company plans to follow this announcement with an additional wave of Blu-ray titles in the coming months. Lionsgate will continue to make available new releases and popular catalog titles from its prolific and prestigious library on the format throughout 2006.
Ten high-def movies are on the way from the studio.
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These BD titles include RESERVOIR DOGS, TOTAL RECALL, STARGATE and FRANK HERBERT'S DUNE priced at $29.99
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What can I say other than they're classics? Only thing I'm wondering about is when BD players will be available for the PC or when the PS3 is out (UK), then I can get the films.
WhatRuOn thats funny it seems just like yesterday. but you know what everything needs a starting point you can now buy dvd's from 3$ all the way to 60+$ just depends what you want BD will be the same in a couple years and it take several years to build a library of movies anyways in your home unless you got some serious coin under the bed but then the price doesn't matter either way.George CarlinThink of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.
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