Lionsgate Embraces Blu-ray With First 10 Titles Scheduled for Two-Part Rollout Beginning May 23 Oscar(R)-nominated CRASH Headlines List of Initial Releases That Include

LORD OF WAR, THE PUNISHER(TM), SAW, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, RESERVOIR

DOGS, TOTAL RECALL, STARGATE, FRANK HERBERT'S DUNE and THE DEVIL'S REJECTS



    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lionsgate
 (NYSE:   LGF; Toronto), the leading independent filmed entertainment company,
 today announced plans to release 10 titles on the next-generation
 high-definition Blu-ray Disc (BD) to coincide with the arrival of the first
 commercially offered BD players in stores.  The first wave, available at
 retail on May 23, will include CRASH and LORD OF WAR, priced at a $39.99 SRP,
 and THE PUNISHER, SAW and TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, marked at a $29.99 SRP.
 The second wave with five additional titles will follow shortly thereafter
 with a June/July date still to be determined.  These BD titles include
 RESERVOIR DOGS, TOTAL RECALL, STARGATE and FRANK HERBERT'S DUNE priced at
 $29.99, while THE DEVIL'S REJECTS will be available at a $39.99 SRP.  The
 announcement was made by Lionsgate President Steve Beeks.
     "There has never been a home entertainment experience available to mass
 audiences like Blu-ray, and Lionsgate is pleased to be providing some of our
 top-line product at launch for consumers to enjoy," said Beeks.  "As a
 company, we have always been at the forefront in utilizing technology to offer
 consumers the best viewing experience.  Watching a film in your living room is
 about to radically change forever and we can't wait to maximize Blu-ray's
 technological capabilities and see for ourselves how far we can take the home
 movie-watching experience."
     Lionsgate noted that Blu-ray is one of many digital technological advances
 that are expected to create new revenue streams for existing library product
 as well as new content.  As studios usher in the age of high-definition DVD,
 Lionsgate remains at the forefront of incorporating its use, and the Company
 plans to follow this announcement with an additional wave of Blu-ray titles in
 the coming months.  Lionsgate will continue to make available new releases and
 popular catalog titles from its prolific and prestigious library on the format
 throughout 2006.
 
     About Blu-ray Disc:
     The Blu-ray Disc format provides nearly five times more data storage than
 DVD, with an unprecedented 25 GB (single-layer) and 50 GB (dual-layer) of
 capacity.  Blu-ray Disc players are backward compatible with other disc
 formats and deliver the highest quality high-definition (HD) entertainment,
 while providing a secure playback environment through the use of the most
 advanced copy protection available.
     Blu-ray Disc was created to support the accelerating convergence between
 consumer electronics and information technology.  The platform can also
 support numerous film, music, computer and game applications.  Sony Computer
 Entertainment recently announced plans to utilize BD-ROM technology in their
 next-generation Playstation 3 system.
     Blu-ray is supported by more than 170 leading hardware and software
 manufacturers, including the leading innovators in the CE and IT industries.
 
     About Lionsgate Home Entertainment:
     Lionsgate is the premier independent producer and distributor of motion
 pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and
 video-on-demand content.  Its prestigious and prolific library is a valuable
 source of stable, recurring revenue and is a foundation for the growth of the
 Company's core businesses.  The Lionsgate brand name is synonymous with
 original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the globe.
 
                               www.lionsgate.com
 
     For further information, contact:
 
     Adam Fenton/Elizabeth Atler         Jodie Magid/Jennifer Sandler
     BENDER/HELPER IMPACT                LIONSGATE
     212-689-6360                        212-386-6885/310-255-4072
     adam_fenton@bhimpact.com            jmagid@lionsgate.com
     Elizabeth_atler@bhimpact.com        jsandler@lionsgate.com
 
     For corporate inquiries, contact:
 
     Peter D. Wilkes
     310-255-3726
     pwilkes@lionsgate.com
 
 

SOURCE Lionsgate

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