home video digest
Empty'Truth' be sold
Paramount Home Entertainment will donate one DVD of the Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" to high schools in the U.S. and Canada for every copy sold on Earth Day, April 22. The DVDs will be donated on a first-come, first-served basis. High schools can register for the offer at www.paramount .com/aitschools. The DVDs will be shipped by June 1.
'Ghost' DVD grows
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on June 12 will release two DVD editions of the superhero hit "Ghost Rider," a single-disc theatrical version and a two-disc extended cut. The latter will feature 15 minutes of additional footage as well as more than two hours of bonus materials. The film also will be released that same day on Blu-ray Disc and for the PlayStation Portable.
"Grindhouse" didn't exactly take the boxoffice by storm when it opened last weekend, but the buzz surrounding the Quentin Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez film has prompted BCI to announce a new horror movie line called "Welcome to the Grindhouse." The series will consist of double-feature DVDs; it kicks off July 3 with "Pick Up" and "The Teacher," two mid-'70s films from Crown International Pictures, and "Evil Eye" and "Black Candles."
The sixth annual Home Entertainment Summit: DVD and Beyond will be held June 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City. The two-day summit is produced by Home Media Magazine in cooperation with The Hollywood Reporter and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. Details: www.home mediaconferences.com.