Image Entertainment announces latest DVD/Blu-Ray offering from WEC
Sep 3, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
For Immediate Release:
Sept. 3, 2010
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
LATEST DVD AND BLU-RAYÃƒâ€š® OFFERING FROM
WORLD EXTREME CAGEFIGHTINGÃƒâ€š®
Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã‹Å“BEST OF WECâ€™ TO BE RELEASED ON SEPT. 7
Chatsworth, Calif. Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬“ Some of the greatest fights in the history of World Extreme CagefightingÃƒâ€š® will be available on one, action-packed DVD and Blu-RayÃƒâ€š®. Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK), one of the largest independent home entertainment distributors in North America and acknowledged pioneer of the multi-billion dollar optical disc industry, announced today that it will release the Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“BEST OF WEC” on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
The latest offering from World Extreme CagefightingÃƒâ€š® will feature six of the greatest fights in the history of the lighter weight classes, as well as never-before-seen bonus footage. Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“BEST OF WEC” features over three hours of tremendous action and will be available in DVD and Blu-RayÃƒâ€š® format at Best Buy and select retailers across the United States.
Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“The Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã‹Å“BEST OF WECâ€™ release is a superb collection of WECâ€™s most thrilling fights and features some of the top fighters in the world,” Bill Bromiley, Chief Acquisitions Officer of Image Entertainment, said. Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Image Entertainment is very excited to offer fans a front row seat to the best, most memorable fights the MMA world has ever seen.”
Included on the Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“BEST OF WEC” DVD are the following fights: Miguel Angel Torres vs. Takeya Mizugaki in a bantamweight title clash from April 2009; A lightweight war between Donald Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Cowboy” Cerrone and Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Razor” Rob McCullough from Nov. 2008; Miguel Angel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda for the 135-pound title from June 2008; The epic featherweight title bout between Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“The California Kid” Urijah Faber and Jens Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Lil Evil” Pulver from June 2008; The 2009 Fight of the Year featuring Ben Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Smooth” Henderson vs. Donald Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Cowboy” Cerrone for the interim lightweight championship; the five-round featherweight title battle between Mike Brown and Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“The California Kid” Urijah Faber from June 2009.
Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“After the success of our first release, Aldo vs. Faber, we are excited to offer Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã‹Å“BEST OF WECâ€™ to our loyal fans,” WEC Vice President Peter Dropick said. Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Our goal is to give our following the opportunity to build a library of some of the greatest fights in WEC history. Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã‹Å“BEST OF WECâ€™ continues that trend and is an absolute must-have for any mixed martial arts fan.”
For more information on World Extreme CagefightingÃƒâ€š®, visit www.wec.tv.
About World Extreme CagefightingÃƒâ€š®
The WEC brand is recognized as one of the premier mixed martial arts organizations in the United States. WEC, founded in 2001, is the sister organization of the Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipÃƒâ€š® and today features the most prominent light weight fighters in the world. Owned and operated by WEC Holdings LLC., and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., the WEC produces live and taped events annually that are distributed through the Versus network.WEC programming is also available on Fox Sports en Espanol. In addition to its U.S distribution, WEC programming is shown on The Score network in Canada, Setanta Sports in Australia, Globosat in Brazil, and Cadena Tres in Mexico. For more information and current WEC fight news, visit wec.tv. World Extreme CagefightingÃƒâ€š® and WECÃƒâ€š® are registered trademarks, trademarks, trade dress or service marks owned exclusively by WEC Holdings, LLC in the United States and other jurisdictions and are licensed to WEC Productions, LLC.
About Image Entertainment
Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,000 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to over 2,100 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 5,600 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.