Paramount Announced Next-Generation HD DVD Titles
By James Wray Jan 8, 2005, 22:54 GMT
Other Paramount titles to be released on HD DVD include such hits as the Tom Hanks' Academy Award winning blockbuster "Forrest Gump" and Mel Gibson's critically acclaimed "Braveheart" -- the winner of five Academy Awards including "Best Picture" and "Best Director."
"Paramount's depth of content, combined with the innovative technology of HD DVD, will introduce consumers to exciting, new ways of enjoying the action, drama, sounds and excitement of their favorite films in the comfort of their living room," said Rob Friedman, chief operating officer, Paramount Pictures and vice chairman, Motion Picture Group. "We're pleased to be at the forefront of next generation of DVD and these titles are just the beginning."
"Paramount has concluded that HD DVD has significant advantages in terms of performance, reliability and affordability that will truly benefit both the consumer and the entertainment industry," added Thomas Lesinski, president, Paramount Pictures, Worldwide Home Entertainment. "We are very excited to support the launch of HD DVD with some of the most celebrated movies from Paramount's storied library."
HD DVD is a digital video format that features such improvements over existing DVD technology as enhanced picture quality, robust content protection, advanced navigation tools and new interactive capabilities such as web connectivity. HD DVD is the only next generation DVD format endorsed by the DVD Forum which is comprised of 230 consumer, electronics, entertainment, software, IT and other companies around the world. The format also supports the Advanced Access Content System (AACS), the most secure enhanced copy protection to date.
PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT -- HD DVD LAUNCH TITLES
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
SCHOOL OF ROCK
SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2
U2 RATTLE & HUM
LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER
STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT
WE WERE SOLDIERS