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Sony Launches 'Screen Classics by Request'

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will launch its “Screen Classics by Request” program on Monday. Sony will offer consumers a wide selection of titles never before released on DVD and it will manufacture the DVDs as the public demands them. Consumers will be able to purchase DVDs for more than a 100 classics titles from Columbia covering a 75-year span. The program is an effort to meet the public’s demand while lowering manufacturing costs and to fill the void left by the closure of traditional disc outlets. "The big picture on this is that we are always looking for ways to address the customer's needs," SPHE executive vice president of global digital and commercial innovation, John Calkins, told The Hollywood Reporter. "If you have a title that maybe 10,000 or even 50,000 people want, it just doesn't pencil out for the stores to carry those." Titles will be available trough the program’s website at Columbia-Classics.com at a cost of $19.94 plus shipping. Among the first disc titles to be offered include The Pumpkin Eater, Footsteps in the Fog, The Executioner, The Juggler, A Study in Terror, I Never Sang for My Father, Genghis Kahn, and Les Voleurs.