Uni eyes home video for the holidays
DVD, Blu-ray gift sets include 'Wanted,' 'Incredible Hulk'
Universal Studios Home Entertainment this week is announcing an ambitious ramp-up in its home video gift set initiative, hoping that one secret to success in these rocky economic times lies in the hearts of collectors.
The studio has unveiled an unprecedented slate of 11 gift sets aimed at holiday shoppers, encompassing new theatrical releases and catalog titles. And for the first time, Blu-ray Disc is a factor; last year at this time Universal was still an exclusive supporter of the HD DVD format, which finally bowed out of the high-def format war last February.
"We've learned from experience that home entertainment enthusiasts eagerly look forward to such collectible editions of their favorite films and TV shows," said Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Three of the theatrical releases coming to home video in both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats: "The Incredible Hulk," coming Oct. 21; "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," due Nov. 11; and "Wanted," arriving in stores Dec. 2.
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