Saturday, May 16, 2009

Stargate - Home Media Magazine: MGM has Stargate Surprises Planned for MGM's 85th Anniversary

At Home Media Magazine:

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Six Questions: Eric Doctorow

By Thomas K. Arnold | Posted: 15 May 2009

Eric Doctorow is the longest-serving studio chief in Hollywood's home entertainment sector. He became president of worldwide video for Paramount Pictures in 1994, and has been keeping close tabs on the business ever since, most recently as GM of MGM Worldwide for the past three years.

In the midst of MGM's 85th anniversary, Home Media Magazine sat down with Doctorow to gain his perspective on several big issues, opportunities and challenges that face us today. Fifteen years after he first became a worldwide home entertainment president, Doctorow possesses a vast body of institutional knowledge — and continues to be one of the home entertainment sector's top movers and shakers.

HM: MGM celebrates its 85th birthday this year, a year after Warner Bros. What special events or releases do you have in store to capitalize on this milestone?
Doctorow: For the coming year, we have a number of cool releases planned: A 40th anniversary edition of Hair, an all-new special collector's edition of Spinal Tap on Blu-ray Disc, and a 30th anniversary edition of Mad Max. We have a couple of "Stargate" surprises planned. The entire "Rocky" collection will also street on Blu-ray in time for the holidays. And, finally, we have some neat gift sets being planned for later in the year.


NOTE: Stargate: Universe premieres on the SciFi Channel (US) (or Syfy) in the Fall of 2009 (most probably in October). The Stargate Atlantis Region 1 Season 5 DVD Box set is scheduled to be released June 30 '09; Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut DVD has a release date of July 21 '09; and the Stargate Atlantis: The Fans Choice DVD has a release date of August 4 '09. The third Stargate SG-1 made-for-DVD movie and the Stargate Atlantis made-for-DVD movie are both currently in pre-production stages.

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