Lionsgate’s Upcoming Blu-Ray Disc Slate


Lionsgate today announced the studio’s upcoming slate of titles on the next-generation high-definition Blu-ray Disc (BD). Headlining the announcement is one of the format’s first-ever TV DVD releases as the Golden Globe┬«- winning and Emmy┬« Award nominated series “Weeds” will be offered in high definition. In addition, Lionsgate will deliver (BD) versions of the top-selling Marvel Animated Series titles Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2. The studio will also unveil high definition versions of some of its most popular catalog titles including Dirty Dancing and Basic Instinct. Further details, including street dates and pricing, will be released at a later date for these and other Blu-ray titles. By end of 2007, the studio will have 40 Blu-ray titles on the market. The announcement was made at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by Lionsgate President, Steve Beeks.

“There has never been a home entertainment experience available to mass audiences like Blu-ray, and Lionsgate will continue to deliver to consumers our top-line product with sound, audio and extras that are beyond anything they ever could have imagined,” said Beeks. “As a company, we have always been at the forefront in utilizing technology to offer consumers the best viewing experience. Blu-ray’s technological capabilities take home movie-watching to new levels.”

Other upcoming Blu-ray titles from Lionsgate include:

Crank (January 9)
Employee of the Month (January 16)
Saw II and Saw III (January 23)
American Psycho (February 6)
Rambo First Blood (February 6)
Reservoir Dogs (February 6)
Young Guns (February 6)
Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2
– “Weeds” (TV series)
House of 1000 Corpses
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder
– “The Dead Zone” (TV series)
Requiem for a Dream
Cabin Fever
Monster’s Ball