Sony Distributing Weinstein DVD/Blu-ray Titles22 Feb, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has inked a deal with The Weinstein Co., whereby it will handle worldwide DVD/Blu-ray Disc distribution of all Weinstein titles going forward, including Oscar-nominated A Single Man starring Colin Firth.
Financial details of the deal, which was confirmed by a source familiar with it, were not disclosed.
Other titles included in the agreement are Nine, The Road, Youth in Revolt, Halloween, Piranha 3D, Nowhere Boy, Hoodwinked 2 and Blue Valentine.
Weinstein packaged media previously was distributed through an exclusive deal/co-ownership with Genius Products LLC, until Weinstein divested itself from the company last year.
It wasn't immediately how or if the deal affects distribution of exclusive Weinstein DVD releases through Blockbuster. The No. 1 DVD rental service in 2006 inked an agreement with TWC that gave it exclusive rental rights to select titles. That four-year deal is set to expire this year.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment distributes Weinstein’s biggest 2009 commercial and critical hit, Inglourious Basterds, with eight Oscar nominations.