Tuesday, May 16, 2000
DTS Sound Featured on Upcoming Blockbuster DVD Releases
DTS confirmed several new titles have been added to the industry release calendar of DVD titles encoded with DTS 5.1 Digital Surround soundtracks. Among these new releases are the first DTS-encoded DVD releases from Warner Home Video and Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video. The first DTS-encoded DVDs from Warner Home Video will be Lethal Weapon 1,2, and 3, Interview with the Vampire, and Twister, all scheduled for June arrival. These new titles are all special editions with high-quality video transfers and exciting new video extras. The first release from Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video to offer a DTS-encoded soundtrack, will be the mega-hit Men In Black, with a street date of September 5.
Universal Home Video follows up the recent DTS-encoded releases of The Bone Collector, The Best Man, Burn the Floor, and The Man on the Moon, with the DVD debut of the 1975 Steven Spielberg classic, Jaws. Originally presented in the theaters in 1.0 monaural sound, Mr. Spielberg has created an incredible new 5.1 remix for this hotly anticipated DVD release.
Following through on its recent public commitment to produce more DVD titles with DTS soundtracks, DreamWorks plans to release DTS versions of The Haunting, The Prince of Egypt, and the recent Oscar-winner for Best Picture, American Beauty. Street dates are expected to be announced soon.
In addition, Image Entertainment will expand its catalog of Music Concert DVDs with 5.1 DTS Digital Surround soundtracks. Peter Frampton: Live in Detroit will be released this month, followed by Chaka Khan: BET on Jazz, Dreamscape: Special Edition, Jeffrey Osbourne: BET on Jazz, and Steely Dan: Two Against Nature, scheduled for June. Image has also announced plans to release DTS versions of The Cranberries and the Paris Concert for Amnesty in the near future.