Stockholm—Feb 24, 2006
XDC has been chosen by Solid Entertainment to produce 20 Digital Cinema copies of its last movie Frostbite
Solid Entertainment, a Swedish company, who produces European movies intended
for a wide international audience, has decided to release 20 digital copies of
its last feature “Frostbite” on the XDC network in Sweden. It makes “Frostbite”
the first local production to be widely distributed in digital.
XDC, previously EVS Digital Cinema, has built in Sweden a network of more than
60 theatres equipped with DLP projectors and D-Cinema servers. This unique
platform at European level is composed of both commercial and art house cinemas,
which makes Sweden a pioneer country in the digital cinema development. The
growing digital chain of cinemas is built on the initial digital project of
Folkets Hus och Parker.
“We can already notice in Sweden the first signs of how digital cinema, thanks
to the constant quality of the picture and the low transportation costs, can be
advantageous to give more visibility to local or European content”, says Régis
Raway, Sevices Sales Manager of XDC.
XDC works closely with the exhibitors and distributors to satisfy the needs of
specific market demands. “For us, it was very important to start with as many
copies as possible for the release date, and to give the possibility to the
audience to see the movie in optimal conditions, even if the copies have
travelled from theatre to theatre”, says Magnus Paulsson, Producer of
One of the XDC network specificity used to concretises this digital release is
the possibility to generate “generic” disks, copies that can be played
successively on all the XDC servers. “To support the diffusion of independent
productions on our network, we have developed a technology to perpetuate on the
XDC network the possibility to move a copy from one screen to another one, as it
is possible for 35mm prints”, says Bernard Collard, General Manager of XDC.
Frostbiten will be released on the 24th of February.