Image Entertainment rocks on HD-DVD

In a fairly surprising move, Image Entertainment just announced their entry in the high definition arena. The studio has scheduled three HD-DVD titles for release in November, all three of them concert videos.

Heart: Alive In Seattle features the Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy doing what they did best since 1975, rocking the house. From acoustic to folk to hard-driving rock “n” roll, the ladies instill emotional energy into every song. This special hometown concert showcases a rich musical legacy that’s distinctively Heart! The HD-DVD will feature landmark tracks such as Barracuda, Wild Child, Dog and Butterfly, Crazy on You, Dreamboat Annie, These Dreams, Alone, and many, many more. Shot in high definition the HD-DVD will feature a 1.78:1 widescree nversion of the concert with a 5.0 Dolby digital audio track.

Barry Manilow: Manilow Live! is next on the list, featuring the sold-out performance filmed in Nashville running for almost 2 hours. It features magical highlights from this exceptional performer’s 25-year career. Backed by a 30-piece orchestra, this program captures Manilow’s phenomenal live performance energy. Among all of the expected #1 hits and then some, Barry showcases a number of songs from his Broadway-bound musical, “Harmony,” and his Grammy Award-nominated album “Manilow Sings Sinatra.” The release will also be presented in 1.78:1 widescreen with a 5.1 channel audio track.

The third title in the line-up is Earth, Wind & Fire: Live At The Greek Theatre offering up the band’s 2005 show playing in front of sold-out venues. Now you can have a front-row seat for this amazing concert, performed at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Every moment, all the energy and excitement of this final show of the tour, was captured in high-definition for this extraordinary release. The release will be presented in 1.78:1 widescreen but offers up a Dolby Stereo track only.

All three HD-DVD titles will be in stores on November 14 and carry a $24.99 suggested retail price.

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