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10/07/2005

 
NuTech Digital Inks Exclusive Agreement for ``Battle of the Rappers'' Concert DVD Series

VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2005--NuTech Digital, Inc. (OTCBB:NTDL), a worldwide leader in the production and distribution of original and licensed DVD content, today announced the execution of an exclusive production and distribution agreement with Bizarre and Proof, Platinum Artists from the rap group D12. The production will result in the creation, by Bizarre and Proof, of a DVD Concert series entitled "The Battle of the Rappers." The series will be produced in Hi-Definition, utilizing state-of-the-art audio and video technology, which will best capture the rap battles on stage as various artists compete in the elimination contest for #1. Bizarre and Proof will be hosting and guest judging the battle tournament. The production shoot is scheduled for October 12, 2005, at the Alvin Theater in Detroit, Mich., and this first DVD in the series will be released in the beginning of the first quarter 2006.

Both Bizarre and Proof are members of Detroit rap group D12, whom NuTech recorded in Chicago on August 23, 2005. In addition to their involvement with D12, both artists have successful solo careers. Having the recent experience of working with NuTech, they came up with the idea to create the "The Battle of the Rappers" Series, which as of now, is undetermined as to how many volumes will be produced. Essentially, the series will document a concert-like event, which will play out in the form of a contest. In such contests, many of which take place in underground hip hop clubs, various aspiring rappers will challenge each other for crowd approval and recognition. In doing so, they will use lyrical content, wit and other methods of delivery to put down, or "diss," their opponent; unfortunately, fun sometimes erupts into frenzy on the stage. In some cases, the crowd will determine the winner, while in this case, Bizarre and Proof will guest host and be the judges.

Commenting on the signing, NuTech Digital CEO Lee Kasper stated, "When I relayed the concept of filming the underground activity of rap battling to entertainment industry experts who help advise us, they absorbed the information quietly. As we discussed Bizarre and Proof's idea further, they became more excited as they applied the concept to their business model metrics. While it is ultimately more difficult to anticipate sales in the case of this project, as opposed to an established artist, we do know for sure that this idea is groundbreaking. For the first time that we know of, this facet of rap will be exposed nationally to all fans in a full High Definition, 4- camera production, not just Detroit rap fans, where it has been very popular for a very long time. It is anticipated that the effect could become cultish amongst rap fans."

Kasper continued, "Bizarre and Proof are ingenious with this idea, and NuTech is the type of company that will make commitments in new and ground breaking areas of the entertainment industry. I am very pleased to be involved with this project."

About NuTech Digital
NuTech Digital is a pioneer in the home entertainment product market, with more than 600 exclusive DVD titles and a growing library of High Definition music concerts. The Company recently launched its Platinum Concert Series with plans to produce and distribute many more Hi-Definition concert DVDs annually, featuring the biggest names in music today. NuTech Digital offers original and licensed content via a worldwide network of distributors, retailers and Internet entities, including Warner Music Group and CinemaNow. NuTech Digital also has broadcast availability, DRM and video on demand for many of its new products. NuTech Digital recently introduced its DRM technology, which enables the secure distribution of high-resolution digital content via the Internet www.nutechdigital.tv. NuTech's Digital's DRM platform allows its feature films, concerts, Japanese animation and late-night programming to be accessed via secure downloads and included in online subscription services. NuTech Digital also facilitates authoring services to content providers in the entertainment industry.

Cautionary Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that if they never materialize or prove incorrect, could cause NuTech Digital, Inc.'s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any projections of earnings, revenue or other financial items, any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, any statements concerning proposed new products, services or developments, any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance, statements of belief and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. These statements are based on expectations as of the date of this press release. Actual results may differ materially from those projected because of a number of risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in NuTech Digital, Inc.'s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contacts
NuTech Digital, Inc.
Jackie Fowler, 818-994-3831, ext. 10
jfowler@nutechdigital.tv




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