Warner Premiere

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Warner Premiere was the direct-to-video label of Warner Home Video, itself the home video unit of Warner Bros.

In 2006, Warner Home Video announced they would enter the market of releasing original direct-to-video films, a market that has proven lucrative for studios over the past few years. They announced much of their output would be follow-ups to films that had done well at the box office theatrically, but wouldn't be expected to do well if a sequel were to be made. The first release under the Warner Premiere banner was the prequel The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning. Their second title release was a sequel to the 1999 hit horror film House on Haunted Hill, titled Return to House on Haunted Hill.

In addition to live-action output, the label was used for several direct-to-video animated movies from Warner's corporate siblings DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation. These include the features Superman: Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: Gotham Knight, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and most recently Superman vs. The Elite.

The label released Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control, a spin-off of the 2008 film Get Smart, on DVD and Blu-ray July 1, 2008. The film follows the adventures of the two tech experts from the first film, played by Masi Oka and Nate Torrence, respectively. It was written by the two writers of the previous film.[1][2]

On July 29, 2008, Warner Premiere released Lost Boys: The Tribe, a sequel to the 1987 horror film The Lost Boys, on DVD and Blu-ray. Corey Feldman reprised his role of vampire hunter Edgar Frog; Corey Haim appeared in a cameo.

In September 2008, Warner Premiere released the direct to DVD sequel of Hilary Duff's hit film A Cinderella Story, Another Cinderella Story, starring Selena Gomez.

After the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, Warner announced through Warner Premiere that the movie Spring Breakdown would be released straight-to-DVD on April 9 according to Home Media Magazine.[3]

A sub-label of Warner Premiere was Raw Feed, which released horror/thriller films, and Warner Premiere Digital, involving original Internet projects.

On August 13, 2012, amid growing economic uncertainty and a huge slump on the DVD market, Warner Bros. announced that it had shut down Warner Premiere after 6 years of activity.[4] However, titles continue to be published under the Warner Premiere label.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Co-production company(s)
2007 The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning Berlinger, RobertRobert Berlinger Gerber Pictures / Hollywood Media Bridge
2007 Superman: Doomsday Timm, BruceBruce Timm / Lauren Montgomery / Brandon Vietti Warner Bros. Animation
2007 Return to House on Haunted Hill Garcia, VictorVíctor García Dark Castle Home Entertainment
2007 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Junger, GilGil Junger Mad Chance / Mosaic Media Group / Callahan Filmworks
2007 A Dennis the Menace Christmas Oliver, RonRon Oliver Sneak Preview Entertainment / Valkyrie Films
2007 Trick 'r Treat Dougherty, MichaelMichael Dougherty Legendary Pictures / Bad Hat Harry
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Bullock, DaveDave Bullock Warner Bros. Animation
2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Hiruma, ToshiToshi Hiruma / Bruce Timhsm Warner Bros. Animation
2008 Lost Boys: The Tribe Pesce, P. J.P. J. Pesce Thunder Road Film / Hollywood Media Bridge
2008 Another Cinderella Story Santostefano, DamonDamon Santostefano Dylan Sellers Productions
2008 Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King Sichta, JoeJoe Sichta Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2008 The Clique Lembeck, MichaelMichael Lembeck Alloy Entertainment / Bankable Productions
2009 Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective Evans, David MickeyDavid Mickey Evans Morgan Creek Productions
2009 Wonder Woman Montgomery, LaurenLauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation
2009 Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter DelPurgatorio, DanielDaniel DelPurgatorio / Mike Smith Paramount Pictures / Legendary Pictures
2009 Under the Hood Matthies, EricEric Matthies Paramount Pictures / Legendary Pictures
2009 Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword Sichta, JoeJoe Sichta Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2009 Spring Breakdown Shiraki, RyanRyan Shiraki Code Entertainment
2009 Mr. Troop Mom Dear, WilliamWilliam Dear Encanto Enterprises
2009 Green Lantern: First Flight Montgomery, LaurenLauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation
2009 Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins Levant, BrianBrian Levant Cartoon Network
2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Liu, SamSam Liu Warner Bros. Animation
2009 A Miser Brothers' Christmas Thomas, Dave BartonDave Barton Thomas Warner Bros. Animation / Cuppa Coffee Studios
2010 Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo Brandt, SpikeSpike Brandt / Tony Cervone Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Liu, SamSam Liu / Lauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation
2010 Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove Geiger, WillWill Geiger ApolloMovie / Film Afrika
2010 Preacher's Kid Foster, StanStan Foster Gener8Xion Entertainment / Epidemic Pictures / Stan Foster Pictures
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Vietti, BrandonBrandon Vietti Warner Bros. Animation
2010 Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes Brandt, SpikeSpike Brandt / Jeff Siergey Warner Bros. Animation / Turner Entertainment
2010 Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare Spaulding, EthanEthan Spaulding Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Montgomery, LaurenLauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation
2010 Lost Boys: The Thirst Piana, DarioDario Piana Thunder Road Film / Hollywood Media Bridge / Film Afrika / ApolloMovie
2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam Dos Santos, JoaquimJoaquim Dos Santos Warner Bros. Animation
2011 All-Star Superman Liu, SamSam Liu Warner Bros. Animation
2011 Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster Levant, BrianBrian Levant Cartoon Network / Atlas Entertainment / Nine / 8 Entertainment / Telvan Productions
2011 Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown Beall, AndyAndy Beall / Frank Molieri Wild Brain / currently distributed by 20th Century Fox
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Berkeley, ChristopherChristopher Berkeley / Lauren Montgomery / Jay Oliva Warner Bros. Animation
2011 Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz Brandt, SpikeSpike Brandt / Tony Cervone Warner Bros. Animation / Turner Entertainment
2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Santostefano, DamonDamon Santostefano Dylan Sellers Productions
2011 Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Spaulding, EthanEthan Spaulding Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2011 Batman: Year One Liu, SamSam Liu / Lauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation
2012 Justice League: Doom Montgomery, LaurenLauren Montgomery Warner Bros. Animation
2012 Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire Block, DavidDavid Block Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2012 Superman vs. The Elite Chang, MichaelMichael Chang Warner Bros. Animation
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1 Oliva, JayJay Oliva Warner Bros. Animation
2012 Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse Brandt, SpikeSpike Brandt / Tony Cervone Warner Bros. Animation / Turner Entertainment
2012 Big Top Scooby-Doo! Block, DavidDavid Block Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2012 A Christmas Story 2 Levant, BrianBrian Levant Hollywood Media Bridge / Telvan Productions
2012 Thunderstruck Whitesell, JohnJohn Whitesell Karz Entertainment / Goodwin Sports
2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Part 2 Oliva, JayJay Oliva Warner Bros. Animation
2013 Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon Goguen, MichaelMichael Goguen Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera
2013 Superman: Unbound Tucker, JamesJames Tucker Warner Bros. Animation
2013 Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite Burton, JonJon Burton TT Animation
2013 House Party: Tonight's the Night Scott, DarinDarin Scott Film Afrika Worldwide
2013 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Oliva, JayJay Oliva Warner Bros. Animation
2013 Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright Cook, VictorVictor Cook Warner Bros. Animation / Hanna-Barbera

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