According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anchor Bay Entertainment has become the third independent home video supplier to say it will release movies for Sony's hand-held PlayStation Portable, joining six studios and fellow indies Image Entertainment and Geneon Entertainment. Anchor Bay, known chiefly for its large library of horror films, will begin its rollout Aug. 23 with six titles on the Universal Media Disc format: Halloween, Evil Dead, Time Bandits, Blood: The Last Vampire, Ghost in the Shell and Ninja Scroll.

Each title will be priced at $19.98. Anchor Bay senior vp sales Ray Gagnon said the six films appeal primarily to PSP's target young male demographic. He said Anchor Bay was prompted to take the plunge because there's so much support among big retailers.