Copyright 2005 Paramount Home Entertainment

[ January 7th 2005 ]

Paramount Home Entertainment, a division of Viacom Inc. announced today at the CES HD DVD press conference that more than 20 titles from the studio's renowned library - including such new releases as "The Manchurian Candidate," starring Denzel Washington and 2005 Golden Globe nominee Meryl Streep, and the upcoming Cameron Crowe film "Elizabethtown," are planned for release on the next-generation HD DVD format beginning in Q4 2005. Other Paramount titles to be released on HD DVD include such hits as the Tom Hanks' Academy Award winning blockbuster "Forrest Gump" and "Lara Croft Tomb Raider", directed by Simon West.

"Paramount has concluded that HD DVD has significant advantages in terms of performance, reliability and affordability that will truly benefit both the consumer and the entertainment industry," added Thomas Lesinski, president, Paramount Pictures, Worldwide Home Entertainment. "We are very excited to support the launch of HD DVD with some of the most celebrated movies from Paramount's storied library."

HD DVD is a digital video format that features such improvements over existing DVD technology as enhanced picture quality, robust content protection, advanced navigation tools and new interactive capabilities such as web connectivity. HD DVD is the only next generation DVD format endorsed by the DVD Forum which is comprised of 230 consumer, electronics, entertainment, software, IT and other companies around the world. The format also supports the Advanced Access Content System (AACS), the most secure enhanced copy protection to date.

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