Warner break 100K sold mark in HD titles


MUMBAI: Warner Home Video (WHV) has become the first studio to surpass sales of 100,000 copies of a high definition title with Martin Scorsese’s 2006 Academy Award Best Picture winner The Departed.

With the number one and two highest selling titles on high definition formats – The Departed and Superman Returns – as well as three other titles in the top 10, (Batman Begins, Happy Feet and Goodfellas) Warner Home Video continues to be the market share leader in high definition disc sales.

“It’s no accident that Warner is the first studio to reach this benchmark. We owe this success to a combination of great content and our decision to support both high definition formats. By releasing titles on HD DVD and Blu-ray, Warner Home Video not only increases our potential audience reach, but also offers consumers assurance that regardless of the format they choose they can enjoy our movies,” said Warner Home Video president Ron Sanders.

With more than 30 per cent market share of DVD sales in the high definition market, Warner Home Video has sold more high definition product and released more titles than any other studio. WHV’s support of HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc allows consumers to watch the Studio’s award-winning entertainment on any high definition home viewing device or player they choose.