Shemaroo licenses Studio Canal classics for Indian sub-continent


Mumbai: Shemaroo Entertainment has licensed 70 titles from Studio Canal for home video distribution in the Indian sub-continent. This deal augments Shemaroo’s presence in the international film category.

Some of the titles that Shemaroo has licensed include Rambo Triology, Basic Instinct, Terminator 2, Cliffhanger, Red Sonja, Evil Death 2, Total Recall, Serpico, Murder on the Orient Express, Universal Soldier, Raw Deal, Lock-Up, Escape from New York, Red Heat, The Graduate, 4 titles from Carry on Series and Air America.

The DVDs of some titles will have the extra feature of 5.1 surround sound, which is for the first time on a DVD in India.

Shemaroo has licensed these 70 titles for home video distribution for SAARC countries – India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Maldives.

Shemaroo Entertainment director Hiren Gada said, "We are really glad to be associated with Studio Canal and license some of their phenomenal films for home video distribution. Also with the 5.1 surround sound, we are certain that audiences in India will be able to highly appreciate watching these movies in the comfort of their homes. Moreover, given our strong distribution network in the mainstream Hindi film category, we will be able to give a good boost and widespread distribution to these titles."

Studio Canal Home Entertainment executive VP Francoise Guyonnet added, "It has been a great pleasure working with Shemaroo Entertainment from the very start. We are confident they will be the best partners for the distribution of our titles throughout India."