SEATTLE – May 23, 2012 – Amazon.com today announced the launch of the Never Before on DVD store (www.amazon.com/neverondvd), accessible from Amazon's "Movies and TV" homepage, where fans can easily browse and locate more than 2,000 titles available on DVD for the first time via Amazon's CreateSpace DVD on Demand service. The store will expand Amazon's current selection of titles with additional classics from the vaults of Disney, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment–who in addition to offering more MGM content will also introduce titles from its library.
The Never Before on DVD store also features more current content from other studios and networks including CBS Networks, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, MTV Networks, Nickelodeon and Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Many titles are also available on Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video, including MTV's Mob Wives: Season 1, MTV's Teen Mom: Season 1, Nickelodeon's Rugrats: Season 1 and Universal Studios thriller The Island starring Michael Caine.
"The Never Before on DVD store is a great place for fans to discover thousands of films and television series they've been waiting for on DVD," said Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon. "In addition to being available on DVD, many titles are available digitally to enjoy right away through Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video. We will continue working to bring our customers even more great video content on DVD as well as digitally."
Disney is now offering more classic family titles with the continually growing Disney Generations Collection. Such titles include Child of Glass (1978), a haunting mystery complete with witchcraft, ghosts and an antebellum mansion starring Barbara Barrie; The Leftovers (1986), the story of the Middleburg Orphanage's struggle to stay together as a family, starring John Denver and Cindy Williams; The Waltz King (1963), a dramatic biography of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s rise to fame; and the never before released television pilot Beyond Witch Mountain (1982), a continuation of the Witch Mountain stories starring Eddie Albert, Tracey Gold, Efrem Zimablist, Jr. and Kirk Cameron in one of his first roles. Fans can keep watching as more "Never Before on DVD" titles are released with the Disney Generations Collection.
MGM's Limited Edition Collection, distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, will feature titles such as Cool Blue, starring Woody Harrelson and Hank Azaria; The Wonderful Country, showcasing veteran film star Robert Mitchum and directed by Academy Award-winner Robert Parrish; Summer Heat, a dramatic film that takes place on a tobacco farm in the 1930s with Kathy Bates, Anthony Edwards and Lori Singer; The Big Night, a classic 1950s drama starring John Barrymore, Jr.; and Wanda Nevada, an adventurous western that brings heralded actor Peter Fonda together onscreen with Brooke Shields.
Sony Pictures Choice Collection extends its new-to-DVD offerings with the fifth season of Rules of Engagement, a CBS comedy series starring David Spade, Patrick Warburton and Megyn Price; Bless the Beasts and the Children, the 1971 Stanley Kramer movie about a group of social misfits who band together and run away from summer camp; Grace Kelly (1983), a TV movie starring Cheryl Ladd, Lloyd Bridges and Diane Ladd; Who's Minding the Mint? (1967), a comedy with Milton Berle, Joey Bishop, Bob Denver and Jamie Farr heading the cast; Combat Hospital: Season One, (2011), an ABC series that portrays doctors and nurses saving lives in a warzone military hospital; The Three Stooges (2000), an ABC Movie with Michael Chiklis; Reunion at Fairborough, starring Robert Mitchum as a World War II vet who rekindles a romance with an old flame (Deborah Kerr); and Interlude, a 1968 movie with Oskar Werner, Barbara Ferris and Donald Sutherland.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will offer a wide variety of new content from its archives featuring some of the biggest stars of the twentieth century including Tyrone Power in the spy mystery Diplomatic Courier; Anne Bancroft in The Raid, an American Civil War film based on true events; the screwball comedy Rings On Her Fingers starring Henry Fonda and Gene Tierney; and Sweet Rosie O'Grady, a 1943 musical starring Betty Grable.Among the highlights of the upcoming releases from Warner Archive Collection are the complete first season of the classic Tarzan television series starring Ron Ely, which originally premiered on NBC in 1966; The Sky's the Limit, the last Fred Astaire film from the Warner Library to come to DVD; the classic Rage In Heaven, starring Ingrid Bergman and Robert Montgomery; and Panama Hattie, featuring Ann Sothern and Red Skelton. Also making their DVD debut are a collection of action films starring football legend Jim Brown, including The Split and Tick..Tick..Tick as well as Hanna-Barbera television animation with the release of Season One, Part Two of The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.
All of the titles in the Never Before on DVD store are available through Amazon's CreateSpace DVD on Demand service, the perfect way for networks and studios to quickly and efficiently bring their current content and catalog titles to DVD. Releases are always available to fans and never go out-of-stock because they are manufactured only in response to customer demand. In addition, many of the titles will also be available digitally through Amazon Instant Video, a digital video service providing more than 120,000 titles, including new release movies, TV episodes the day after they air, as well as contemporary and classic videos in SD and HD; and Prime Instant Video, a benefit for paid Amazon Prime members who get unlimited, commercial-free, instant access to more than 17,000 movies and TV episodes.
For more information about Amazon's CreateSpace on Demand service, visit www.createspace.com. For more information on Amazon Instant Video or Prime Instant Video, visit www.amazon.com/aiv or www.amazon.com/piv.
CreateSpace seeks to be the world's easiest and most comprehensive independent publishing platform for writers, filmmakers and musicians. The company is the leading provider of independent publishing tools that enable content creators to produce, polish, publish and distribute their work to customers around the world. CreateSpace offers industry-leading royalty rates, broad distribution to thousands of sales channels, an engaged peer community and complete creative control while content creators continue to own the rights to their books. CreateSpace is also a leader in manufacture on-demand for Books, CDs and DVDs maintaining "in-stock" availability for titles without inventory risk. CreateSpace is a brand of On-Demand Publishing LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN).
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