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Image Announces HD DVD Slate

21 Aug, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Image Entertainment Aug. 21 announced its initial slate of HD DVD titles for North American release is due Nov. 14 and 15.

The HD DVD titles (prices not announced) include Chicago/Earth, Wind & Fire: Live at the Greek, Heart: Alive in Seattle and Barry Manilow: Manilow Live!

Songs on Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire's 2004 summer concert tour include “Magic Mind,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “That's the Way of the World,” “After the Love Has Gone,” “Reasons,” “Let's Groove,” “Make Me Smile,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “Old Days,” “Saturday in the Park” and “Feelin' Stronger Every Day.”

The Heart HD DVD features “Barracuda,” “Sister Wild Rose,” “Mistral Wind,” “Wild Child,” “Dog and Butterfly,” “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “Dreamboat Annie,” “Love Alive,” “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “Two Faces of Eve,” “Break the Rock,” “Heaven,” “Straight On,” “Black Dog,” “The Witch,” “Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters” and “Battle of Evermore.”

Finally, Barry Manilow showcases a number of songs from his musical, Harmony, and his Grammy Award-nominated album Manilow Sings Sinatra, featuring “Could It Be Magic?,” “Somewhere in the Night,” “Tryin' to Get the Feeling,” “Can't Smile Without You,” “Bandstand Boogie,” “Mandy,” “Even Now,” “Daybreak,” “All the Time,” “New York City Rhythm,” “This One's for You,” “That's Life,” “When October Goes,” “Weekend in New England,” “Copacabana,” “I Made It Through the Rain,” “One Voice/I Write the Songs” and “Stars in the Night.”

John Powers, VP of catalog for Chatsworth, Calif.-based Image Entertainment, said the distributor had been preserving content in high-definition since 1999 in anticipation of “this exciting new format.”

"We anticipate the announcement of additional high definition discs as we come into the holiday selling season," Powers said.

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