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Lions Gate Entertainment plans to release movies for the PSP

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Mar 2005 21:57 User comments (2)

Lions Gate Entertainment plans to release movies for the PSP Lions Gate Entertainment plans to release movies in the Universal Media Disc (UMD) format for the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP). This moves makes Lions Gate the first outside film studio to support the UMD format. Initial releases for the PSP will include recent thrillers such as "House of the Dead" and "Saw" and older action films such as "Total Recall" and "Step Into Liquid".
"Lions Gate has embraced each new viable technological advancement in the home entertainment arena as it has appeared on the horizon," Lions Gate President Steve Beeks said in a statement. "The PSP is truly an incredible machine that will quickly become a popular format with which to enjoy filmed entertainment...From the time it was initially announced, we were preparing for ways we could mileage our extensive library to deliver content for the platform."

Sony see their new PSP device as a potential breakthrough for digital media. The device also has 3D graphics and built in wireless networking. While the device is being marketed mostly for its gaming capabilities, movies have now also become a major factor in the potential success for the PSP.


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15.3.2005 10:49

*cough* battery life *cough* *cough*

25.3.2005 10:53

maybe the battery life is fixed now LOL!

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