Sony Teams with Warner for DVD on Demand13 Apr, 2011 By: Chris Tribbey
Select, classic catalog titles from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment now are available via the Warner Archive Collection DVD manufactured-on-demand service, Sony and the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announced.
Genghis Khan, A Song To Remember and A Study In Terror are among the 150 SPHE “Screen Classics by Request” titles available today at WarnerArchive.com and Columbia-Classics.com.
“Warner has long been a pioneer in the deep catalog business, and we’re thrilled to partner and extend the reach of our extensive catalog to consumers,” said John Calkins, EVP of global digital and commercial innovation for SPHE. “This is another step in the execution of our multi-platform distribution strategy to cultivate the market for the remarkable films in our vault.”
Established in March 2009, Warner Archive Collection was the first online, manufactured-on-demand DVD service to offer rare library film and TV titles, and currently has nearly 1,000 rare film, TV, mini-series and short subject offerings. SPHE launched “Screen Classics by Request” in September 2010, introducing 100 digitally remastered titles for the first time on DVD.
“Our companies share the excitement of offering fans access to even more previously unreleased, hard to find titles all in a single location,” said Thomas Gewecke, president of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. “This is yet another exciting opportunity for us to provide even more films to aficionados and collectors, who have voracious appetites for the classics, and who value them for entertainment, historical context and collectability.”