Warner locks onto 'Appleseed' vid rights


Warner Home Video has secured worldwide home video and television rights (excluding Japan) to the new Japanese anime film "Appleseed: Ex Machina," produced by John Woo and directed by Shinji Aramaki. The film, from Micott and Basara Inc., one of Japan's leading content producers, is a 3-D CG production and will be distributed by the video unit in 2008 on standard DVD and high definition. A two-disc collector's edition, with additional bonus features, will be released at the same time.