Re: PARAMOUNT announces first 10 DVD titles...Fox on DVD?

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Posted by RikDuel from on August 11, 1998 at 23:08:31:

In Reply to: Re: PARAMOUNT announces first 10 DVD titles...Fox on DVD? posted by Tommy K on August 11, 1998 at 19:51:41:

: : Today's VARIETY (Aug. 11) announces that Paramount will be releasing its first 10 DVD titles... Among them are STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, FACE/OFF, KISS THE GIRLS...

: : More news will follow, as to whether the INDY trilogy will be among the 45 films coming out over the next several months.

: Thanks bundles. BTW, has Twentieth Cenutry Fox released anything concerning DVD, esp. Star Wars?

I saw this on the net recently. Probably for real.

Twentieth Century Fox to Release Product on DVD LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 1998
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) announced today that it will enter the open DVD market with six initial titles on November 3, 1998. Fox's debut DVD titles include the popular favorites THE ABYSS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, PORKY'S, PREDATOR, JINGLE ALL THE WAY and MARKED FOR DEATH and each is priced at US$29.98/C$32.98 (M.A.P. US$24.95). Also part of the initial launch are HOME ALONE 3 and HOPE FLOATS, with each of these new releases priced at US$34.98/C$36.98 (M.A.P. US$29.98). Specific on-disc features and programming information will be forthcoming. "We have been watching the development of the marketplace and the various anti-piracy measures very closely. It has reached the point where we will make our entry with this varied mix of titles on DVD," noted Patricia Wyatt, President of Fox Consumer Products, the retail-oriented, strategic alliance of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising. "As for a policy on new product releases, we plan to approach that on a title-by-title basis going forward." Wyatt previously announced Fox's Support of DIVX, stating, "We believe that DIVX is a great proposition for the growing number of consumers entering the digital video marketplace." Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is an operating unit of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

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