Fox moves into DVD internationally through direct distribution

Here’s some more information on Fox’s DVD plans for our international readers. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) International Thursday
announced that it will enter into the DVD market beginning in September with the release of “Titanic, ” followed by a slate of Fox’s top film titles.

Fox’s DVD products will be distributed directly into the international marketplace by the company’s subsidiary offices in Australia, Benelux, France,
Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom.

TCFHE International’s September launch will be led by James Cameron’s “Titanic.” “We expect the release of “Titanic” will pave the way for DVD internationally, in the same way it broke new ground for the sell-through video business, where it established itself as the No. 1 video of all time,” stated Stephen Moore, president of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment International.

The “Titanic” release will be followed with a November slate of selected titles including “The Siege,” “Die Hard 1 & 2” and “Speed 1 & 2.” Also scheduled for later release are “The X-Files Movie,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Ever After: A Cinderella Story,” “Independence Day,” “Braveheart” and the “Alien” series.

Some of these titles, like “Braveheart” and “Independence Day” are not yet released on DVD here in the US either, which could be a good indication that plans for these releases are well under way.

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