Universal Pictures Unveils Inaugural High Definition DVD Lineup

PRNewswire: Feature Films Include Recent Blockbusters ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ and ‘The Bourne Supremacy’…


Jan 4, 2006 23:30 ET

Universal Pictures Unveils Inaugural High Definition DVD Lineup

Feature Films Include Recent Blockbusters ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ and ‘The Bourne Supremacy’

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Signaling its continued support of the next generation hi-definition DVD disc format (HD DVD), Universal Pictures today announced its slate of flagship titles to be released in HD DVD. The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics Show by Craig Kornblau, President, Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Universal will release 10 titles timed to coincide to the format’s March launch, with plans to continue issuing new and catalog films throughout the year. The first wave of titles include, “Jarhead,” “Doom,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Cinderella Man,” “Serenity,” “The Bourne Supremacy,” “The Chronicles of Riddick,” “U-571,” “Van Helsing,” and “Apollo 13.”

“The launch of HD DVD marks a new era in the evolution of home entertainment,” commented Mr. Kornblau. “With its superior image quality, greater storage capacity and unparalleled movie offerings, the format promises to exceed consumers’ highest expectations and deliver the ultimate experience in visual entertainment.”

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment Publicity
Vivian Mayer
Sr. Vice President
(818) 777-3594 / vivian.mayer@nbcuni.com

Lea Porteneuve
Vice President
(818) 777-1391/ lea.porteneuve@nbcuni.com

Source: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

CONTACT: Vivian Mayer, Sr. Vice President, +1-818-777-3594,
vivian.mayer@nbcuni.com, or Lea Porteneuve, Vice President, +1-818-777-1391,
lea.porteneuve@nbcuni.com, both of Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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