MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J.--(BUSINESS
WIRE)--Sept. 8, 1999--DVD International, one of the industry's
leading cutting-edge, DVD-only suppliers, is breaking new ground
in the DVD world with the release of "Aquaria," the first-ever
DVD-18, dual layer disc. "Aquaria" was created and produced by DVD
pioneer Richard Diercks. The program takes full advantage of
DVD-18 capacity, featuring over 20 hours of imagery and sound. "Aquaria"
is peaceful, "video wallpaper" tropical fish images, combined with
four different audio tracks, including two 5.1 Surround Sound
tracks. The DVD-18 release of "Aquaria" will be available on
September 28th at a suggested retail price of $24.98.
"Aquaria" features five separate
sets of video images: four different saltwater tanks and one of
fresh water, each with a variety of fish, fauna, rocks and reefs.
The program was shot on Digital Betacam, and can be viewed in
three aspect ratios: anamorphic widescreen, pan and scan standard
TV and widescreen letterbox. Four audio tracks feature music for
meditation, music for relaxation, gentle beach surf and aquarium
bubbles. The music tracks were originally written and recorded for
"Aquaria" and are in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.
"Aquaria" is a DVD-Hybrid, and in
DVD-ROM mode offers "fishographies" of all the fish presented,
which can be downloaded and printed from the computer. Also
available in DVD-ROM mode are fish screen savers, a full function
calendar, and web links to related fish-oriented sites (DVD-ROM
special features are available only on Windows Operating Systems).
"Aquaria" was produced by The
Richard Diercks Company, Inc, a pioneer in DVD development for the
past four years. The company has authored more than 300 DVD titles
and has been creating special interest product on video tape and
laser disc for over 15 years. Diercks was an early innovator of
screen savers, web links, search engines and other DVD-ROM
DVD International (DVDI), based in
Mountain Lakes, NJ, focuses on DVD distribution opportunities and
distributes programming from Aftermath Media, Alpha DVD, A-PIX
Entertainment, Bennu Multimedia, Joe Kane Productions, Michael
Nesmith's Santa Fe Pictures, Mill Reef Entertainment and Planet
Josh Davidson, 914/332-1848