Anaheim, Calif. - Home Entertainment Source (HES), the A/V specialty division of the Brand Source buying group, is providing its member dealers access to more than 3,200 Blu-ray Disc and DVD titles through a partnership with Image Entertainment.
A leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming, Image Entertainment's library includes theatrical feature films and titles from Criterion, Discovery Channel, Imax, Travel Channel and other content providers.
HES said dealers can use the software for showroom demonstrations and can bundle the discs with hardware sales.
Titles will also be sold directly to consumers through a new movie club concept at BrandSource.com. The initiative, announced last month at the parent group's biannual convention, is designed to drive traffic to the Brand Source consumer site by offering shoppers five new Hollywood releases each month. The films will be priced at $19.95 per DVD and $29.95 per BD title following a one-time membership fee of $10.
In addition, HES said dealers will also receive discounts on orders placed through specialty distributor Baker & Taylor as part of the agreement.