NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob and Harvey Weinstein today announced that their newly formed studio, The Weinstein Company (TWC), has reached an agreement with Toshiba to support the HD DVD format.
The decision to support HD DVD was based on several factors, including; proven data capacity, manufacturing reliability and cost, time to market, widespread industry and retailer support, the ability to add compelling and innovative interactive bonus content, and the ability for customers to enjoy content on a number of consumer electronics devices.
Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company stated, "We are impressed by Toshiba's technology and very much look forward to working with them. We are pleased to be joining Toshiba, Microsoft, Intel, H-P and the other major studios supporting the HD DVD format."
The Weinstein Company's DVD releases will include the sexy psychological thriller DERAILED, starring Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen; THE LIBERTINE, starring Johnny Depp and Samantha Morton; TRANSAMERICA, starring 2005 Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Felicity Huffman; MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS, starring Academy Award winner Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins; HOODWINKED, a CGI animated family film with voiceovers by Glenn Close, Jim Belushi and Anne Hathaway; WOLF CREEK, the terrifying Australian horror film based on true events; THE MATADOR, starring Golden Globe nominee Pierce Brosnan; LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, starring Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, Lucy Liu, and Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman, and Sir Ben Kingsley; BREAKING AND ENTERING, written and directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright Penn and Vera Farmiga; DECAMERON, starring Hayden Christensen and Mischa Barton; LAST LEGION, starring Colin Firth and Sir Ben Kingsley; YOUNG HANNIBAL, the prequel to the incredibly successful and legendary Hannibal Lecter series; SCARY MOVIE 4, the latest installment in the hugely successful and hilarious horror-parody series; SIN CITY 2, the second installment in the franchise based on the electrifying graphic novels from Frank Miller, which will be co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Miller; PULSE, a remake of a Japanese horror film starring Kristen Bell, Christina Milian, and Ian Somerhalder; PASSION OF THE CLERKS, a new film from Kevin Smith; KILLSHOT, a film from Academy Award winning director John Madden starring Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Thomas Jane, Rosario Dawson, and Johnny Knoxville; AWAKE, starring Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen; SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder; and GRIND HOUSE, a groundbreaking film that will unite two of the world's most legendary filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corporation in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under TWC banner. The Weinsteins are actively working on the production, development and acquisition of projects for TWC.
During the Weinsteins' tenure at Miramax Films, which they founded in 1979, the company released some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent feature films, including fifteen Best Picture nominations and three Best Pictures of the Year for THE ENGLISH PATIENT, SHAKESPEARE, and CHICAGO. The films, which received 249 Academy Award(R) nominations and won 60 Oscars(R), have generated billions of dollars in worldwide box office receipts and billions more in home video sales. In its history, Dimension Films has released some of the most successful franchises including SCREAM, SPY KIDS, and SCARY MOVIE.
Source: The Weinstein Company