Best Buy and Sony Pictures have partnered for a DVD promotional giveaway offer.

Best Buy and Sony Pictures have partnered for a DVD promotional giveaway offer.

A 10-minute preview of Sony's "Hellboy," opening in U.S. theaters April 2, will be handed out free to Best Buy customers who purchase DVDs. The DVD also includes behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew and trailers for "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" and "Spider Man 2."

The DVD will be handed out while supplies last. A total of 500,000 promotional DVDs have been distributed to Best Buy stores.

Both Best Buy and Sony have handed out free promotional DVDs in the past, though this is the first time that they have teamed together. Best Buy gave out a "Coming Attractions" DVD in the fourth quarter of 2003 that featured previews for new DVD, theatrical and video game titles. Sony distributed a free preview DVD trailering fourth-quarter titles with copies of the Los Angeles Times last fall.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have also distributed promotional DVDs in newspapers for "The Alamo" and "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," respectively.

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