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CreateSpace and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that the film studio has released a special selection of screen classics through the cutting-edge CreateSpace DVD on Demand platform. This will give fans of classic films easy access to a rich and growing assortment of nearly 125 classic movies on high-quality DVDs spanning 75 years of the extensive Columbia Film Library. The DVDs will be available on Amazon.com beginning March 8, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CreateSpace and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Bring Hard-to-Find Classic Films to Fans
The Nevadan, Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams and The Wrong Box Among Sought-After Titles from the Columbia Film Library Now Available on Amazon.com
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (March 8, 2011) – CreateSpace, part of the Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) group of companies, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that the film studio has released a special selection of screen classics through the cutting-edge CreateSpace DVD on Demand platform. This will give fans of classic films easy access to a rich and growing assortment of nearly 125 classic movies on high-quality DVDs spanning 75 years of the extensive Columbia Film Library. The DVDs will be available on Amazon.com beginning March 8, 2011.
Covering many different genres, among the newly remastered classic titles showcased are:
* 40 Carats (1973) starring Gene Kelly and Liv Ullman
* Screaming Mimi (1958), a mystery featuring Gypsy Rose Lee and Anita Ekberg
* The Wrong Box (1966), a British black comedy with Michael Caine, Dudley Moore and Peter Sellers
* The Nevadan (1950), an early partnership between Randolph Scott and producer Harry Joe Brown
* X, Y and Zee (1971) written by Edna O'Brien, with a star-studded cast including Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine and Susannah York
* Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973), which garnered Joanne Woodward a Best Actress Oscar nomination and Sylvia Sidney a nomination for Best Supporting Actress
* Storm Center (1956) starring Bette Davis and Kim Hunter
* The Case Against Brooklyn (1958) with Darren McGavin and Warren Stevens
* The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988) directed by Robert Altman with Eric Bogosian, Jeff Daniels and a screenplay by Herman Wouk
* The Mind of Mr. Soames (1969), a sci-fi thriller with Terence Stamp and Robert Vaughn
"We are delighted to work with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to put a significant array of classic film titles directly into the hands of movie buffs as well as a whole new generation of viewers through the CreateSpace platform," said Libby Johnson McKee, managing director of CreateSpace. "The CreateSpace DVD on Demand technology allows studios like Sony Pictures to release timeless catalog content efficiently and inexpensively."
"Our work with CreateSpace is another natural and important step forward in our distribution strategy with our rich catalog of content," said John Calkins, SPHE's Executive Vice President of Global Digital and Commercial Innovation. "We are looking for every opportunity to meet the demand of fans who want to find, revisit or collect our treasured archive, and we are delighted to be working with our friends at CreateSpace on this initiative."
For more information about CreateSpace visit www.createspace.com.
About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.
CreateSpace is a leader in manufacture on-demand services for independent content creators, publishers, film studios and music labels. CreateSpace provides inventory-free, physical distribution of Books, CDs and DVDs on Demand, music downloads via Amazon MP3 and video downloads via Amazon Video On Demand. CreateSpace is a brand of On-Demand Publishing LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN).
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.
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Sony Picture Home Entertainment
March 11, 2011, 7:15 pm - PR
Keywords: on-demand, dvd