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
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.