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PARAMOUNT PICTURES LAUNCHES NEW “PARAMOUNT PRESENTS” LABEL TO CELEBRATE FILMS FROM THE STUDIO’S EXPANSIVE LIBRARY

New Banner to Be Used for Specialty Blu-ray™ Releases of Remastered Films and Limited Runs of Classic Titles in Select Theaters

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.— March 10, 2020 – Paramount Pictures announced today that it will introduce a new “Paramount Presents” label to recognize and celebrate films from the studio’s vast and storied library. The “Paramount Presents” banner will be used for a new line of collectible Blu-ray Discs™ incorporating a curated selection of enduringly popular movies, as well as films that had a cultural impact upon their release. The label will also be used to bring classic films to select theaters for limited theatrical runs so audiences can experience them again on the big screen.

“Paramount’s library represents over a century of filmmaking and includes some of the greatest films in cinematic history,” said Bob Buchi, president, worldwide home media distribution, Paramount Pictures. “We look forward to opening the vault and sharing some of our most treasured films with fans under the new ‘Paramount Presents’ banner, both in theaters and in our new Blu-ray collection, which has been crafted to offer something special to casual fans, dedicated film enthusiasts, and collectors.” Designed for fans and film lovers, the new line of “Paramount Presents” Blu-ray Discs will include a diverse and eclectic array of films spanning all genres. The new collection will return each title to the spotlight with meticulously remastered releases that include brand new bonus content focused on the filmmakers. Presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the original movie poster and interior artwork featuring key movie moments, each Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line features new interviews with filmmakers and/or celebrated film historian Leonard Maltin.

“Movies have the power to hold a mirror up to the world. Sometimes they make us think about big issues and sometimes they simply reflect the times in which they were made,” said Maltin. “The ‘Paramount Presents’ banner encompasses a wide array of films that are worth revisiting because they captured something unique that resonated with audiences. Whether you’re watching them for the first time or the hundredth, you will see why these films have stood the test of time.” The first three films in the “Paramount Presents” Blu-ray line will be the unforgettable phenomenon Fatal Attraction, which has been remastered under the supervision of director Adrian Lyne; 1958’s acclaimed Elvis Presley drama King Creole; and director Alfred Hitchcock’s intoxicating romantic thriller To Catch A Thief, which celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. All three titles will be available beginning April 21, 2020. Fatal Attraction will also have a limited theatrical release in 2020 (details to be announced at a later date). Additional titles scheduled to be released as part of the “Paramount Presents” Blu-ray line include newly remastered editions of Flashdance, Airplane!, and Ghost, as well as several titles arriving on Blu-ray for the first time ever, including Pretty In Pink and The Golden Child.

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This sort of falls in line with some of the rumblings I had heard about Paramount re-examining their catalog library for BD or digital release.

This is really good news as up until today's announcement, some of these titles were only available on the International market. It seems to be short some of the Australia offerings, but this is a start.
 

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This sort of falls in line with some of the rumblings I had heard about Paramount re-examining their catalog library for BD or digital release.

This is really good news as up until today's announcement, some of these titles were only available on the International market. It seems to be short some of the Australia offerings, but this is a start.
This means some of these titles will be available on iTunes in 4K like King Creole. That movie looks gorgeous in 4K/Dolby Vision.
 

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This means some of these titles will be available on iTunes in 4K like King Creole. That movie looks gorgeous in 4K/Dolby Vision.
I like where your head is at. I was anticipating the same thing. Would rather buy the 4k digital than yet another disc.
 
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I like where your head is at. I was anticipating the same thing. Would rather buy the 4k digital than yet another disc.
I need to keep an eye on my iTunes digital of "To Catch a Thief" to see if that upgrades to 4K like "King Creole" did a couple of weeks ago.
 

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Fatal Attraction is listed as 4K Dolby Vision in iTunes now.
 
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While this is nice, I wish they weren’t starting with double-dips. Since the first title’s sales will be heavily scrutinized, betting the shop on a bunch of rebuys doesn’t seem wise.

And also a larger list of new-to-Blu would be nice.

Clarification on whether the titles slated for Australia will be included (Ordinary People and the Imprints) would also be nice.
 

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Are these regular Blu-Rays or, like the catalog titles recently released, BD-Rs?
I doubt these are BD-R's. Most of the studio MOD programs have done away with those, especially Sony and Warner. This also looks to be much fancier packaging than what we have been seeing with Warner and Sony's MOD programs.
 
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Fatal Attraction is listed as 4K Dolby Vision in iTunes now.
Yeah, I know as I blew that chance when it was much cheaper.
 
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Thrilled to see that King Creole (1958) and Pretty In Pink (1985) will finally get Blu-ray releases (KC should get a 4K UHD Blu release since its being released in 4K online).

This explains the delay with the previously announced Blu release of KC.

Might we finally get Loving You (1957) out of Paramount limbo as well? Here’s to Hope Of Elvis.
 

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It seems to be short some of the Australia offerings, but this is a start.
Seems to me it is short ALL of the Australian titles. Glad to see the studio is getting back to catalog, but

Please, Mr. Buchi, release the titles we have been clamoring for that have never been on Blu. When you say in your press release, "Several titles arriving on Blu-ray for the first time ever," I'm only cautiously optimistic. Sorry, It's just that so many of us have been so anxious for so long to see the likes of DRAGONSLAYER and ROMAN HOLIDAY and A PLACE IN THE SUN and ORDINARY PEOPLE and PLAY IT AGAIN SAM and more Jerry Lewis, and the stuff Australia has announced that you haven't yet in the U.S. and...etc. Anyway, thanks in advance for at least starting up with this at all. I look forward to seeing what turns up.