New Line Joins the UMD Club

Set to release Elf, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Butterfly Effect, Freddy vs. Jason, Blade and Secondhand Lions
BYBrian B. | July 12th, 2005

According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Home Entertainment is the latest Hollywood studio to commit to Sony's proprietary Universal Media Disc, which plays movies and video games on the PlayStation Portable device.

Its first six titles will go on sale Oct. 4 for $19.98 each: Elf, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Butterfly Effect, Freddy vs Jason, Blade and Secondhand Lions.

New Line Home Entertainment executive vp marketing Matt Lasorsa said the studio is experimenting with its first slate of UMD titles, targeting the 17- to 25-year-old gamers with R-rated films, and the 10- to 15-year-old gamers with family titles.

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