Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Takes the "Ho Hum" Out of Holiday Gifting
with its UltraViolet Digital Movie Gift Store Powered by Movie eWrap
First-Ever Virtual Gift Wrapping Available for UltraViolet™ Digital Movies
CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012
CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday, do away with
rolls of wrapping paper, tape and high shipping costs with the launch of Sony
Pictures Home Entertainment's (SPHE) online shopping destination, the Sony
Pictures Gift Store (www.sonypicturesgiftstore.com) powered by Movie eWrap.
This innovative gift-giving destination and Movie eWrap gift-wrapping
technology allows shoppers to purchase and gift any of the nearly 500
UltraViolet™ digital movies available in the Sony Pictures Store to provide a
personalized and interactive experience for their family and friends.
Compatible with tablets and computers and optimized for touch interfaces, gift
recipients simply swipe or click to see and hear decorative digital ribbon and
wrapping paper "tear off," revealing an UltraViolet digital movie selected
from a broad collection of Sony Pictures titles. Shopperscan be confident
that family and friends will be able to access and play UltraViolet digital
movies on their favorite devices anytime and anywhere.Favorites from
classics including "Lawrence of Arabia" to recent blockbusters such as "The
Amazing Spider-Man," "Men in Black 3" and "Arthur Christmas" are available.
The Sony Pictures Gift Store also features a unique "Gift-Finder," which
intelligently sources the best titles to give any friend or family member
based on a dynamic combination of criteria selected such as release date,
genre, and box-office performance.
"Just in time for the holidays, we're pleased to present this unique new way
for movie fans to send friends and family a personalized, interactive digital
movie gift," said Lexine Wong, Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide
Marketing, SPHE. "With its innovative wrapping and unwrapping feature—powered
by Movie eWrap—digital movie gifts are now both fun to receive and fun to
"Sony Pictures Home Entertainment continues to develop some of the industry's
most ground-breaking creative concepts intended to deliver new and fun digital
experiences. Movie eWrap fulfills these goals by providing consumers a
uniquely digital service experience that captures the best elements of
physical gift giving while leveraging the new ways people want to interact in
the digital world," stated Richard Berger, SVP of Global Digital Strategy and
Operations for SPHE.
Movies as gifts are in demand according to Deloitte LLP's 2012 annual holiday
survey, as movies and music rank among the "top five" gifts that consumers
surveyed plan to purchase this year. UltraViolet™ digital movies are the
perfect gift, providing broader access in terms of how and where people enjoy
films, across a variety of mobile devices, smartphones, connected TVs and
Blu-ray players, and more. The combination of Movie eWrap with UltraViolet
titles from the Sony Pictures Gift Store becomes the ultimate fun,
eco-friendly and widely accessible gift that can be purchased last minute
without leaving the house, avoiding holiday crowds and shipping costs. Please
click Movie eWrap to see how this innovative gift-giving destination and Movie
eWrap gift-wrapping technology works.
Sony Pictures Gift Store and Movie eWrap are optimized for use on Microsoft
Windows and Apple Mac OS computers along with Android and iOS devices. Please
visit www.sonypicturesgiftstore.com for more details.
Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com.
Visit Sony Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.
ABOUT ULTRAVIOLET: UltraViolet is an entirely new way to collect and enjoy
your digital entertainment, giving you the power to instantly access your
movies and TV shows with unprecedented flexibility. For more information,
SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation
of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global
operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television
production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution;
a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation
of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and
technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 159 countries.
For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/
SOURCE Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Contact: Fritz Friedman, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, +1-310-244-7799,
Fritz_Friedman@spe.sony.com; or Susan Yin, Rogers & Cowan, +1-310-854-8122,
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