New Line Joins the UMD Club

Set to release ‘Elf’, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, ‘The Butterfly Effect’, ‘Freddy vs. Jason’, ‘Blade’ and ‘Secondhand Lions’

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.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released October 17th, 2003 and stars Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour, Andrew Bryniarski, R. Lee Ermey, David Dorfman. The film is directed by Marcus Nispel.

Freddy vs. Jason was released August 15th, 2003 and stars Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Monica Keena, Jason Ritter, Kelly Rowland, Chris Marquette, Brendan Fletcher, Katharine Isabelle. The film is directed by Ronny Yu.

Blade was released August 19th, 1998 and stars Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, Arly Jover, Traci Lords. The film is directed by Stephen Norrington.

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