Artisan Home Entertainment Inc. announced they will issue Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Extreme Edition), a two-disc DVD set that will feature a digitally remastered theatrical version of the film in high-definition video and full surround sound on a single DVD-ROM in Microsoft Windows Media 9 Series. T2: Extreme DVD will offer consumers using today’s Windows XP-based computers nearly three-and-a-half times the resolution of standard DVD video and will include previously unseen extras. T2: Extreme DVD is available now for a suggested retail price of $29.98.
In addition, Artisan Home Entertainment’s Standing in the Shadows of Motown two-disc DVD package, released April 22, includes a Microsoft Windows Media 9 Series enhanced DVD-ROM secured with Windows Media Digital Rights Management. This technology presents the movie in a high-resolution format for PC viewing, offering almost two times greater resolution than standard DVD video.
The Standing in the Shadows of Motown DVD also offers a Virtual Recording Studio extra feature with software from Sonic Foundry that will enable viewers to actually compose and record their own hit tune by arranging original music created exclusively for the DVD by the Funk Brothers, the musicians responsible for the extraordinary sound of Motown and the focus of this film. The software allows viewers to create endless variations and even add their own vocals and instruments. The DVD is loaded with several other intriguing extras, including featurettes, commentary, music videos, and a series of this year’s short films from BMWFilms.com.
For more information, visit www.artisanent.com.
New web site promotes DVD services to studio execs
DVDdesign.com is a new DVD industry portal that allows artists and vendors to showcase their talents, products, and services in a high-profile community that will also host a self-service marketplace for marketers and studio executives seeking fast responses to their DVD project needs.
The site is currently seeking registrations from qualified industry artists (designers and producers), vendors (mastering, authoring, replication, packaging, and fulfillment), distributors, and studios. All qualified individuals and companies who register before July 31 will automatically be entered into a prize drawing. First Prize is a new Sony DVP-NS715P progressive-scan player and Second Prize is an HBO DVD movie collection. Registration is free.
The official launch of the site’s Bid service, a members-only feature, is planned to coincide with the announcement of the prize winners in early August.
DVDdesign.com will also provide DVD-related links and information pertaining to full-time industry jobs, awards, templates for various phases of production, the latest product news, and features on high-profile releases.
For more information, visit www.DVDdesign.com.