Image Entertainment, the distributor of the upcoming VHS and DVD “Beneath the Skin” has posted a new press release on their website. No really new info. here, but it is newsworthy.
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE DVD AND VIDEOCASSETTE OF “THE CRANBERRIES: BENEATH THE SKIN: LIVE IN PARIS” ON JANUARY 2, 2001
Worldwide Home Video and Broadcast Rights Granted in Exclusive Agreement with Island Records, Inc.
CHATSWORTH, CA (December 5, 2000) – Image Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISK), a leading licensee and distributor of DVD programming in North America, today announced the January 2, 2001 release of The Cranberries Beneath the Skin: Live In Paris, filmed at the Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy in Paris. The DVD and videocassette are being released through an exclusive agreement with Island Records, Inc. that grants Image all facets of home video and broadcast distribution throughout the world.
The Cranberries, featuring vocalist and songwriter, Dolores O’Riordan-Burton, guitarist and co-writer, Noel Hogan, bassist, Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler, reside in their hometown of Limerick, Ireland. The quartet was formed in 1989 and their first single, “Uncertain”, was released in 1991. The band’s first album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, was released in March 1993 and has sold over five million copies, spawning two hit singles: “Linger” and “Dreams”. From there, The Cranberries went on to release No Need To Argue and To the Faithful Departed, each album more successful than the last, and winning international awards and recognition, including the MTV Award for European Single of the Year for “Zombie.”
The Cranberries most recent tour began in Oslo, Norway in 1998 and lasted 18 months, reaching 700,000 fans, in 90 cities over four continents. Their most recent album, Bury the Hatchet, topped the charts around the world. To date the band has sold over 33 million albums. This is their first concert, since 1994, to be released to home video, and marks The Cranberries first ever DVD release.
The DVD will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 multichannel audio and exclusive bonus features including documentary footage, bonus performances from MTV Unplugged, promotional videos, rare live performance footage and more! The video was produced by Ned O’Hanlon for Timeless Music and Dreamchaser Productions and executive produced by Lewis Kovac. Audio was produced by the band and the program was directed by Maurice Linnane. Menuing and design for the project were handled by legendary artist, Storm Thorgerson.
The Cranberries are currently writing and recording new material for their fifth album, slated for release in Autumn 2001 by Universal Music Group.
Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading aggregator of content for DVD with over 1,200 Image-exclusive DVD titles in release. The Company also has exclusive videocassette, broadcast, streaming video and downloading rights for certain properties. The Company maintains its distribution facility in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest distributors of DVD programming in North America. Additionally, Image has distribution agreements in Japan, China and Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and throughout most of Europe for select programming on DVD and videotape as well as for broadcast. The Company owns and operates an e-commerce subsidiary, DVDPlanet.com.