We just heard from Versatile Media One (VM1) that they have obtained the alternate ending to the hit film Ronin starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno and Jonathan Price from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. The one-minute, 45-second clip will appear on the next issue of VM1’s popular VersaDisc promotional DVD, due out in late February.
Giovanni D’Andrea, president of Versatile Media One points out that bringing this sort of unique entertainment content to DVD consumers is precisely what VersaDisc’s commitment to the DVD industry is all about. “We are excited about raising the visibility of the release of Ronin on DVD by promoting this historical ending of the film to our subscribers. We think everyone who saw Ronin in theaters will appreciate the opportunity to own a free copy of the alternate ending to the film on VersaDisc.”
VersaDisc is the most widely distributed consumer DVD promotional disc and is available through several bundling agreements and mailed directly to subscribers who register for free at http://www.DVD4U.com.
The first DVD of its kind, VersaDisc provides consumers with a free full-length feature film on one side of each issue and news, reviews, game demos, music videos and more on the DVD-ROM side of the disc. Featuring the broadcast quality, storage capacity and interactivity of DVD with real-time interaction by linking users of the disc directly to the Web, VersaDisc keeps consumers informed about the very latest entertainment content available on DVD.
MGM will release its DVD version of Ronin on February 23 and an online event surrounding the film will be held on March 14 at http://www.mgm.com.