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Encyclopedia > Image Entertainment

Image Entertainment is a major independent home entertainment distribution company. It was founded in 1981 and handles digital media distribution of television programs, public domain and copyrighted feature films, music content, foreign cinema, special interest titles and much more. As of 2007 Image entertainement has released over 2000 exclusive titles to DVD and over 200 exclusive audio titles. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Image Entertainment was founded at the beginning of the LaserDisc era as an outlet to distribute product for that format and taking advantage of its key features, including sound and picture quality that surpassed VHS and Beta. Some of their first major releases were of music concerts. Adult movie titles were also a large part of their early output. That division was split off into a separate company called LaserDisc Entertainment after Image began distributing Disney/Buena Vista titles in the early 1990s- Disney wouldn't have agreed to the deal unless they dropped it. Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ...


As Image Entertainment grew and became more established, it managed to successfully secure output deals with major studios (such as 20th Century Fox and Universal) for distributing their LaserDisc product. Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ...


Even though the LaserDisc format waned in popularity, Image continued to establish itself as a major home video distributor and a primary leader in LaserDisc product. It also started its own monthly print magazine of upcoming LaserDisc titles.


When the LaserDisc format gave way to DVD, Image restructered and focused on DVD releases. Since the advent of DVD, Image has managed to score two major acquisitions for home video: the entire CBS series of the original Twilight Zone, and the John Ritter/Markie Post series Hearts Afire, the rights to the latter series having been awarded by the John Ritter estate. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The Twilight Zone is a television series created by Rod Serling. ... This article is about the American actor. ... Marjorie Armstrong Post (born on November 4, 1950, in Palo Alto, California) is an actress, best known for her 1985–1992 role as Christine Sullivan on the NBC sitcom Night Court. ... Hearts Afire is a sitcom that aired from 1992-1995 on CBS. Series Premise Created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason, it starred the late John Ritter (Threes Company) and Markie Post (Night Court) playing John Hartman and Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman, respectively. ...


Image has also released LaserDisc/DVD editions of public domain films such as A Farewell to Arms and the 1937 version of A Star Is Born. For the Machine Head song, see A Farewell to Arms (song). ... DVD cover showing stars Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. ...


Today, Image continues to release a wide variety of programs (from television series to feature films to recent concerts) that are better suited for the emerging DVD format, including the O Entertainment Thumbs! franchise. Image competes with Anchor Bay Entertainment in releasing many horror films in the public domain. This results in many editions of the same films. O Entertainment is an American animated cartoon studio, founded in 1996 by Steve Oedekerk, and was best-known for creating Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and other films and television series, using computer-animated techniques. ... Thumbs! is a collective term for the O Entertainment short films created with Thumbation technology, a process which combines live-action thumbs and CGI faces. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


On March 29, 2007, it was announced that Image Entertainment had entered into a definitive agreement to be sold to investor group BTP Acquisition Company, LLC for approximately $132 million.


Releases

Films

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Comedian Specials The Twilight Zone is a television series created by Rod Serling. ... The New Twilight Zone is the popular nickname for the 1985 revival of Rod Serlings acclaimed 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone; it was officially titled the same as the original. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Father Murphy was an American television drama series that aired on the NBC network from November 3, 1981 to September 18, 1983. ... Hearts Afire is a sitcom that aired from 1992-1995 on CBS. Series Premise Created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason, it starred the late John Ritter (Threes Company) and Markie Post (Night Court) playing John Hartman and Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman, respectively. ... The I-SPY books were spotters guides written for British children, and particularly successful in the 1950s and 60s. ... This show is hosted by John Ratzenberger. ... Naked City was a John Zorn-led avant-garde music group that incorporated recognizable elements of jazz, surf music, metal, punk rock and literally dozens of other music genres. ... Pee-wees Playhouse is a childrens television program starring Pee-Wee Herman. ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyles The Lost World is a syndicated television series loosely based on the 1912 novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World. ... The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, created by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. ... The Immortal was an American television series which aired on ABC from September 1970 to January 1971. ...

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External link

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DVD: Chushingura (Image Entertainment) (503 words)
To Image Entertainment's credit the movie is uncut (so all three hours are present) and Chushingura's original aspect ratio of 2.35:1, or Toho Scope, is maintained...
All in all, Image Entertainment simply compressed the movie far too much, as artifacting also runs rampant while the entire movie looks very blurred without any natural sharpness to it.
On a side note, Chushingura was originally released in 1998 by Image Entertainment in a cardboard snap case.
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