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US: Shout Factory distributes cinema classics to home entertainment and digital platforms

Brief Encounter, Sophie's Choice and The Merchant of Venice among titles for distribution.
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Shout! Factory and ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) have reached a distribution agreement to bring a library of cinema classics to home entertainment and digital platforms in the US and Canada.

The exclusive multi-year deal will deliver over 30 popular titles to audiences across the territories including Sophie's Choice, On Golden Pond, The Eagle has Landed, Brief encounter and The Merchant of Venice.

Shout Factory plans an aggressive roll-out of the cinema classics through physical home entertainment releases and a variety of digital entertainment distribution platforms later this year.

The two firms are also working together to remaster a number of titles, some of which are going to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time.

Shout Factory is also developing a range of bonus content for special editions and double features.

Shout Factory's founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, stated: "We are excited about this new opportunity with ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

"Many of these iconic films have been unavailable for long out-of-print in the home entertainment marketplace.

We look forward to bring these cinematic treasures back to their original lustre and present these films to movie fans and collectors on digital entertainment platforms as well as at retail."

Carol Lee, SVP Home Entertaiment Americas for ITVS GE, added: "ITVS GE's catalogue boasts some internationally acclaimed films, and this deal with Shout Factory will give US and Canadian consumers the opportunity to view some of these cinematic classics across physical and digital platforms."

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