page created: 10/26/98
New Line Entertainment
Here's a look at New
Line's upcoming Blade: Platinum Series
DVD, which is expected to street on December 22nd. Among the extras
to expect on this title are:
Three original featurettes
Two audio commentary tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
Isolated 2.0 musical score
An alternate ending
DVD-ROM features including interactive games, trivia, the
complete screenplay, and more...
Here's New Line's official press release about the sales of their
Lost in Space DVD. Looks like
a new record seller...
SALES SUCCESS OF NEW LINE HOME VIDEO'S
FALL EVENT RELEASE, LOST IN SPACE, TAKES DVD MARKET TO NEW HEIGHTS
Debuting At Number One On VideoScan, Lost In Space Becomes
Best-selling DVD Of All-Time During First Week Of Sales, Surpassing
Previous Leader, Air Force One
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 15, 1998) -- Achieving a new milestone in
the DVD market, New Line Home Video's Lost
in Space debuts at number one in DVD sales for the week
ending October 11, 1998, becoming the best-selling title of all time
during its first week according to VideoScan. Surpassing the
previous leading title (Air Force One),
Lost in Space captured 15
percent more in DVD unit sales during its debut week than any other
film. With the October 6 release of Lost
in Space, New Line became the first Hollywood studio to
exploit the PC market, releasing the title as a hybrid disc offering
features for both set-top DVD and DVD-ROM players.
"We are extremely excited about the debut sales performance of
Lost in Space," said
Michael Karaffa, executive vice president, for New Line Home Video.
"The film's broad family appeal, as well as the added-value PC
enhancements featured on the DVD offer tremendous appeal to the
consumer, translating into great sales results."
According to Tonya Bates, general manager at VideoScan, the sales
success of Lost in Space was
achieved during the all-time bestselling week for DVD sales which
recorded 218,000 in unit sales. VideoScan estimates that they
capture approximately 70 percent of total DVD sales nationwide.
New Line Home Video released Lost in
Space under the New Line Platinum Series banner, which
consumers have come to identify as being the cutting-edge of what
the format can offer, all at a $24.98 SRP. Titles released under the
New Line Platinum Series feature the widescreen version of the film,
as well as at least three of the following special added-value
components: interactive games, audio commentary tracks,
behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, story board
comparisons, original animation, original music composition or music
videos from bands featured on a film's soundtrack. These premium
added-value tracks will be in addition to the following programming
components which can be found on the company's non-Platinum DVD
releases: theatrical trailers, cast biographies, cast filmographies,
jump-to-scenes, captions and subtitles.
Since its inception in 1993, VideoScan has tracked retail sales of
video cassettes, and laserdiscs, providing timely information and
charts to the home video market. VideoScan's computerized
point-of-sale tracking system currently collects data from more than
16,000 retail locations. Since the introduction of DVD in 1997,
VideoScan has captured an estimated 70% of sales of the new format.
VideoScan's sales charts appear regularly in Video
Business magazine, The Los
Angeles Times, The New York
Times, The Wall Street Journal,
and many other trade and consumer publications. VideoScan utilizes
the same technology for its home video and DVD services, that its
sister company, SoundScan, presently uses to compile music industry
charts and data.
New Line Home Video distributes all of New Line Cinema and Fine
Line Features theatrical films on video and select titles on DVD.
The company also distributes feature films and non-theatrical
programs acquired or produced by New Line Home Video and New Line
Television. New Line Cinema is the leading independent producer and
distributor of theatrical films. New Line also licenses its films to
ancillary markets, including cable and broadcast television, as well
as in all international markets.