Excel to distribute NDTV Lumière’s world cinema titles

Mumbai: NDTV Lumière announced a tie-up with Excel Home Videos to roll out its world acclaimed titles in the Home Entertainment segment in India.

These DVDs will be available at a price of Rs 499 per DVD with English subtitles and will be released on DVDs only, with a potential release on Blu-Ray in the future. This partnership is expected to bring a new film release on DVD practically every week.

At the outset, 10 titles will be released on DVD, which include highly acclaimed and award winning movies like The Orphanage, Climates, Under The Bombs, Crossing The Bridge, Head On, Goodbye Children, The Lovers, Breath, Yella, and Half Moon

NDTV Lumière New Ventures senior vice president Dhruvank Vaidya said, "This kind of path breaking cinema has never been freely accessible to the discerning Indian audiences until now. Every avid World Cinema fan in India can now look forward to acquiring these premium titles and building a collection of their favourite International movies."

Excel Home Videos will distribute these internationally acclaimed movies through its reach of over 15,000 retail/rental outlets and a distribution network spread across 91 cities in India. These movies will also be made available at major online and rental outlets in the country.

Excel Home Vidoes CEO Muslim Kapasi said, "Honestly speaking, we are very proud to have a very strong content library with us from NDTV Lumière, they are titles that are carefully handpicked by passionate movie buffs."