Escapi announce 7 IMAX Based titles

Due for release on February 18th for £15.99 each are seven IMAX based titles. Featuring the original 4:3 Aspect Ratio and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio the titles are…

  • Antarctica
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Hidden Hawaii
  • Niagara
  • Ring Of Fire
  • Whales
  • Yellowstone
What follows is the original Press Release information that will give you an insight into these titles…

“Strengthening its position as one of Europe's leading publishers of Special Interest DVDs, Independent Video and DVD publisher Escapi UK Ltd. Confirmed today the release of seven more DVD titles in its XCQ Extreme Cinema Quality series on February 18th.

Based on the popular IMAX© film format, these seven new releases -Antarctica, The Great Barrier Reef, Hidden Hawaii, Niagara, Ring Of Fire, Whales and Yellowstone - include some of the most stunning natural history footage available on this format. Having been seen the world over in IMAX© cinemas, these items will be well-received by collectors of high quality Special Interest product on DVD.

Group Managing Director Peter Anneroth commented on the significance to Escapi of this particular slate of DVD titles: "We had to compete against quite a few companies to secure the rights to all the IMAX© product wewanted. It has an almost legendary quality, which makes it highly soughtafter. As a company, we wanted to make this genre our own and the newacquisitions have made us one of the leading publishers of these titles across Europe. XCQ (Extreme Cinema Quality) is our own stamp of approval and these titles are a natural inclusion to the range."

Over the course of 2002, the XCQ range will grow considerably, offering customers a constant source of superb quality Special Interest titles on the DVD format.

IMAX© Technology

These films were originally created for, and presented in IMAX© or other giant screen theatres. The IMAX© system utilises the largest commercially available film format (70mm), which is 10 times larger than conventional film and able to project significantly more detail on a larger screen. It delivers a higher level of clarity, detail and brightness than conventional movies and competing systems. To complement the film technology and viewing experience, IMAX© DVDs feature digital soundtracks. IMAX© sound systems and orchestrated surround soundtracks are of the highest quality and specifically designed for IMAX© theatres;as a result, when transferred to
DVD, the onscreen action pulls the viewer into the program in a way that is more exciting than with many traditional DVDs.

XCQ - Extreme Cinema Quality

This range of DVD titles was created by Escapi as a seal of approval for a particular series of Special Interest products. It currently includes filmsbased on IMAX© technology but will grow to include any title deemed to be worthy of particular merit.”

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