Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to Deliver First Blu-ray Titles to Retail Today

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to Deliver First
Blu-ray Titles to Retail Today

Eagerly Awaited New Era in Home Entertainment

CULVER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 20, 2006–Sony Pictures
Home Entertainment (SPHE) launches the first slate of Blu-ray Disc (BD) titles
today. The delivery of the first seven BD titles, timed to coincide with the
first commercially available BD player from Samsung Electronics and BD
compatible VAIO PC from Sony, marks the beginning of a new era in home
entertainment that will forever change the way consumers look at, listen to and
play movies, music and games.


Titles available at retail today from SPHE include: “50 First Dates,”
starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore; Luc Besson’s visually stunning “The
Fifth Element”; the hit blockbuster comedy starring Will Smith, “Hitch”; “House
of Flying Daggers” from director Zhang Yimou; “XXX,” starring Vin Diesel; “The
Terminator,” featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and the follow-up to the hit
action-thriller “Underworld,” from director Len Wiseman and starring Kate
Beckinsale, “Underworld Evolution.”

“Ultraviolet,” the first day-and-date BD title from SPHE will debut one week
later on June 27.

“Ultraviolet,” an adrenaline-charged sci-fi thriller starring Milla Jovovich
(“Resident Evil Apocalypse,” “Fifth Element”), was filmed entirely in
high-definition. “Ultraviolet’s” stunning visuals, including high-flying action
stunt sequences and audio, are dramatically enhanced by the Blu-ray format,
making it an ideal way for consumers to experience Blu-ray Disc for the first

On July 11th, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release “Basic Instinct
2: Risk Addiction” on Blu-ray. “Stealth”; “Species” and “The Last Waltz” (MGM)
will debut on Blu-ray Disc July 25th, along with “Benchwarmers” day-and-date
with DVD.

Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment