Thursday, May 15, 2008
Bruce Lee goes digital in Japan
Asian media giant Star Group has sealed a distribution deal with Japanese online content provider Tsutaya Discas to distribute 20 movies from Star's Fortune Star library via the internet in Japan.
The titles include two of Bruce Lee’s kung-fu classics, Fist of Fury and Way of the Dragon,plus Jackie Chan’s Project A series and the popular A Chinese Ghost Story series.
From today, movie buffs in Japan will be able to watch their favourite Hong Kong classic movies online via Tsutaya Disca's download-to-rent and download-to-own services.
“This agreement marks the first time that our Fortune Star titles will be distributed online in Japan. We look forward to the opportunity of distributing our library to a wider audience globally," said Yvonne Chuang, VP of programme syndication and distribution at Star.