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Surprise news of some long-awaited releases!

In a somewhat surprise announcement, European distributor Kinowelt has licenced 240 titles from StudioCanal for distribution on Region 2 DVD. Many of the titles covered in the agreement have so far been unavailable anywhere in Europe, while some have been available in France for a while. Kinowelt will handle the titles in question for the whole of Europe, excluding French-speaking countries.

The arrangement covers some big-name Hollywood blockbusters including Terminator II, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Stargate, Cliffhanger, The Deer Hunter, Universal Soldier and the Rambo movies. In the UK, Kinowelt are to collaborate with Momentum Pictures to ensure that the titles get the treatment they deserve here - there are likely to be both European and UK-specific releases.

The first titles to benefit from this arrangement should start to appear this Autumn and we could be looking at some rather special discs. As soon as we get more information it will be posted here, but things are looking good for the run up to Christmas...

Thanks to Darius Metzner over at DVD Inside for supplying me with the press release.

Colin Polonowski

Last updated: 04/07/2018 00:03:01

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