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HD Constantine
By The Editor
May 25, 2006 - 19:36

Warner Home Video (WHV) has announced the June 6 release of "Constantine," their first HD DVD title with the new In-Movie Experience feature (IME). IME raises the bar of interactivity, allowing viewers to enjoy new ways of accessing interviews and other material -- while the movie is running -- to find out more about the filmmaking process. The IME for "Constantine" features director Francis Lawrence leading an exploration of the plot, stunts, characters and production of "Constantine."

Two other HD titles will debut on June 6: "Firewall," WHV's second HD DVD and DVD Combo Format, released day-and-date with its Standard Definition version, and an HD DVD version of "The Perfect Storm."

"Constantine" and "The Perfect Storm" will sell for $28.99 SRP; "Firewall" will be available at $39.99 SRP.

"Constantine," with Keanu Reeves fighting a new otherworldly foe, is an eye-opening supernatural thriller based on characters from the DC Comics/Vertigo "Hellblazer." "Firewall" stars Harrison Ford as Jack Stanfield, whose perfect life is shattered when his wife and children are kidnapped and held for $100 million ransom, plunging him into a cyber-edged race against time. "The Perfect Storm" is based on the true-life best-selling novel by Sebastian Junger, and stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Diane Lane in the story of six crew members of the swordfishing boat Andrea Gail and their grueling battle with an unheralded natural disaster at sea.

All bonus materials on the Standard Definition versions of each of these titles will be included on the HD DVD versions.

Warner Home Video HD DVDs offer resolution six times higher than standard definition DVDs, extraordinarily vibrant contrast and color in addition to beautifully crisp sound. HD DVD also provides a new level of interactivity, giving instant access to extra features with the debut of a seamless menu-bar that allows viewers to enjoy features and settings without leaving or interrupting the film.