After much speculation regarding the announced DVD release of “The Mask Of Zorro”, today “The Hollywood Reporter” issued a comment directly from Spielberg’s side. It makes clear that the director is indeed starting to see DVD as an opportunity to release his films to. Here’s the snippet for you.
Spielberg OKs “Zorro” for DVD
Steven Spielberg’s anti-DVD armor has developed its first crack. After much badgering and cajoling, Columbia TriStar Home Video has managed to get Spielberg to agree to the release of a DVD version of “The Mask of Zorro, ” from Spielberg’s Amblin Prods. Amblin spokesman Marv Levy said that the approval can be read as a signal that Spielberg is becoming more receptive to move more of his movies on the digital video platform. “It certainly opens the door,” he said, noting that the next likely titles would be new releases and older movies that are not among his catalog of blockbusters. Amblin and Spielberg’s DreamWorks SKG studio are the only entities that have yet to embrace the digital DVD video platform.