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Shemaroo taps Studio Canal's films for home video


MUMBAI: The home video distributor Shemaroo Entertainment has licensed 70 titles from Studio Canal, a subsidiary of the French Pay TV Group Canal+.


Shemaroo will distribute these 70 titles on home video in SAARC countries – India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives.


A two decade old player, Shemaroo is a big operator of domestic Indian films. With this deal, the company boosts its presence in the international film category.







Shemaroo Entertainment director Hiren Gada said, “We are glad to be associated with Studio Canal and license some of their phenomenal films for home video distribution. Given our strong distribution network in the mainstream Hindi film category, we will be able to give a good boost and widespread distribution to these titles.”


Meanwhile, for the first time in India, some of the major titles’ DVD will have the extra feature of 5.1 surround sound.


StudioCanal Home Entertainment EVP Francoise Guyonnet said, “It has been a pleasure working with Shemaroo Entertainment from the very start. We are confident they will be the best partners for the distribution of our titles throughout India.”


Some of the major titles Shemaroo has licensed are Rambo Triology, Basic Instinct, Terminator 2, Cliffhanger, Red Sonja, Total Recall, Serpico, Murder on the Orient Express, Universal Soldier, Raw Deal, Lock-Up, Escape from New York, Red Heat, The Graduate, four titles from Carry on Series and Air America among others.


Shemaroo claims of acquiring close to 300 titles, across all genres. Studio Canal holds the largest non US film library with 5186 titles.

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