New York City (June 13, 2005)–On June 28, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Twisted Sister’s Live at Wacken The Reunion, on DVDplus. The DVDplus format offers music fans a full-length DVD video program and a full-length audio CD on opposite sides of the same disc.
Unlike the DualDisc format, which is marketed as an enhanced audio CD, DVDplus uses the full capacity of the disc to give consumers a double dose of entertainment, according to Eagle Rock. The unique mastering techniques of DVDplus can include up to two hours of video on the DVD side, plus a full-length CD program. Packaged in a jewel box, the disc has magenta printing on one side and a clear coat scratch-resistant finish on the other, making it easier to identify its content than the DualDisc. It is also backwards compatible with all CD and DVD players. List price for Live at Wacken The Reunion will be $19.98.
“We’ve been in the DVD business for a long time, and believe that DVDplus truly offers the consumer the best of both worlds: a full-length DVD video program and a full-length CD audio program,” said Mike Carden, Eagle Rock Entertainment executive vice president and president of North American operations. “Given our long relationship with Twisted Sister on our Spitfire label, this is the perfect combination of their talent and our desire to expand into promising new formats.”
Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider and manager Phil Carson became early proponents of DVDplus technology, which was developed by record producer and engineer Dieter Dierks. Dierks is best known for his work with Twisted Sister and Scorpions, and is also CEO of DVDplus International, headquartered in Germany.
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