FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WARNER HOME VIDEO ANNOUNCES TITLES FOR BLU-RAY HIGH DEFINITION FORMAT
BURBANK, California (Jan. 5, 2006) – Warner Home Video (WHV), which distributes the largest film library of any studio, announced today at CES 2006 the company’s plans to release 15 titles on the Blu-ray high definition disc format. The initial films named represent a combination of recent hits and catalog favorites.
Warner Bros. titles released in conjunction with the expected U.S. availability of Blu-ray movie players will include key fourth quarter 2005 blockbusters Batman Begins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Dukes of Hazzard as well as classics such as The Matrix, Twister and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. For a list of titles planned to be released on Blu-ray, please see below.
“Warner Bros. is committed to providing movie fans with as many viewing options as possible. We are pleased to be a part of the launch of the high definition Blu-ray format,” said Ron Sanders, President, Warner Home Video. “Consumers now expect cinema quality on their home systems and providing our titles in high definition will help create an unparalleled viewing experience.”
Today, the vast Warner Bros. library, considered one of the most prestigious and prodigious in the world, consists of more than 6,600 feature films, 40,000 television titles and 14,000 animated titles (including over 1,500 classic animated shorts). The library currently consists of films from such distinguished banners as Warner Bros. Pictures, Castle Rock, Warner Independent Pictures, Lorimar Pictures, RKO and classic MGM (pre-1986).
About Warner Home Video
With operations in 89 international territories, Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
PLANNED WARNER HOME VIDEO — BLU-RAY TITLES
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Last Samurai
Million Dollar Baby
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Contact: Pamela Godfrey
VP Worldwide Publicity, Warner Home Video
Edelman Public Relations