‘The Smurfs,’ ‘Friends With Benefits’ First UltraViolet Titles for Sony20 Sep, 2011 By: Chris Tribbey
The Dec. 2 Blu-ray Disc releases of The Smurfs and Friends With Benefits will be the first Sony Pictures Home Entertainment titles to include UltraViolet.
“UltraViolet is the ultimate digital innovation for home entertainment, both for the industry and the consumer,” said David Bishop, president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. “It enables an entirely new way to collect and enjoy entertainment in the home or on the go, breaking down the existing barriers in the digital marketplace. By bridging physical and digital media, UltraViolet presents an unprecedented value for consumers.”
Warner Home Video’s fourth-quarter disc releases of Horrible Bosses (Oct. 11) and Green Lantern (Oct. 14) are in line to be the first to include UltraViolet, which gives consumers access to their content through any UltraViolet-compatible service or device, including computers, HDTVs and mobile devices.