7 posts categorized "VOD"

January 28, 2014

Memory of the Dead — DVD & VOD

Artsploitation Films 
releases indie horror festival hit 
Memory of the Dead 
a film by Valentín Javier Diment 
Available on DVD and VOD on February 25th

"...an absolute gore-splattered hoot of an import....it has the raucous enthusiasm of a young Sam Raimi or Peter Jackson." - FearNet.com

"...a mix of dream-like atmosphere and Latino flavoured high-camp."
- Film Threat 
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27, 2014 - Artsploitation Films is proud to announce the DVD and VOD release of Memory of the Dead (La Memoria del Muerto), a stylish, indie horror film from Argentina, directed by Valentín Javier Diment. The film premiered at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2012 and played in fifteen international film festivals, including the Buenos Aires Film Festival and Austin's Fantastic Fest, and won the best film award at Mexico's Feratum Film Fest. 

Memory of the Dead comes to DVD and VOD on February 25th with a SRP of $29.95 and bonus features including trailers.


Argentina's Memory of the Dead boasts some terrifying FX setpieces bathed in a candy-colored visual palette that makes Mario Bava's gothic classics look monochromatic by comparison. Following the sudden death of her husband, Alicia assembles all his friends at a vast country manor for a reading of his final letter. But Alicia also has other plans in mind - helping her husband return from the grave with a spell that will put all of the gathered guests in mortal danger. Memory of the Dead is a stylish, supernatural shocker that is scary, hysterical and packed with mind-boggling visuals.

For more information on Memory of the Dead, or to request a press screener for review, please contact Matt Barry at (212) 629-6880 or mbarry@kinolorber.com.


DVD Street date: February 25, 2014
DVD SRP: $29.95


Director: Valentín Javier Diment
Screenwriters: Martín Blousson, Valentín Javier Diment, Nicanor Loreti, Germán Val
Cast: Gabriel Guity, Lola Berthet, Matias Marmorato
Producer: Valentín Javier Diment
Cinematography: Claudio Beiza
Editors: Martín Blousson, Valentín Javier Diment, Gustavo Gorzalczany
UPC: 854555004279 
ISBN: 9781939196149 
COUNTRY: Argentina 
RATING: Not rated 
YEAR: 2011 
LENGTH: 89 Minutes 
AUDIO: Spanish with English subtitles, Dolby Digital 5.1 
COLOR: Color 

Memory of the Dead (La memoria del muerto) theatrical trailer - horrAR movie
Memory of the Dead (La memoria del muerto) theatrical trailer
About Artsploitation Films:

More than strictly a genre label, Artsploitation Films looks for intriguing, unsettling, unpredictable and provocative films from around the world. Artsploitation's focus knows no boundaries.

October 07, 2013


“Best British TV” streaming service debuts the highly anticipated new season of the #1 dramedy only a month after its UK premiere

U.S. Premiere of DOC MARTIN, Series 6 Exclusively on Acorn TV beginning TODAY

Acorn TV is also featuring the premieres of the newest seasons of

hit detective dramas VERA starring two-time Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn

and ABOVE SUSPICION starring Kelly Reilly and Ciaran Hinds


 Silver Spring, MD; October 7, 2013 – RLJ Entertainment’s (NASDAQ: RLJE) Acorn TV, the first streaming service focused on the best of British TV in North America, announces the exclusive U.S. premiere of Doc Martin, Series 6 beginning today, October 7, 2013. Called “completely addictive” (Slate) and “absolutely bloody hilarious” (London Evening Standard), Doc Martin, starring BAFTA winner Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly, Shakespeare in Love), is Acorn’s newest best-selling series and, after Downton Abbey, is the biggest success story on public television in recent years. In the U.K., Doc Martin is ITV’s highest-rated drama series with more than 10 million viewers, while in the U.S. it’s the #1 series on many public television stations and has millions of viewers across the country. The DVD of Series 5 was Acorn’s best-selling DVD of 2012. The series is also a global phenomenon having sold to more than 70 countries, with licensed local versions in France, Germany, Spain, Russia, among many more. Available at www.Acorn.TV and via its popular Roku channel, Acorn TV begins exclusively streaming Series 6 on Monday, October 7, with a new episode added each Monday through the season finale on November 25. Acorn TV also offers all previous episodes from Series 1-5 and the TV movies that inspired the series. Acorn TV features a catalog of more than 70 series for catch-up viewing and discovery of new series, with no set end dates. Acorn TV offers a free 30-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year.

Though the U.S. premiere of most British series are several months after their initial British broadcast, Acorn TV can greatly reduce the broadcast window and offer Series 6 only one month after its season premiere on ITV in the U.K. In the U.S., Series 6 will not begin airing on public television until February 2014 or be available on DVD until March 25, 2014, so Acorn TV has a four month exclusive window.

Doc Martin stars Martin Clunes in an uproarious lead performance as a tactless, self-centered, and uptightdoctor. After hotshot London surgeon Martin Ellingham develops a crippling fear of blood, he reluctantly becomes the lone doctor in a quirky seaside town, where he quickly offends the eccentric villagers with his dour and dismissive bedside manner. Series 6 features the highly anticipated wedding of Martin and Louisa (Caroline CatzMurder in Suburbia).

Today, Acorn TV also debuts the U.S. premieres of Vera, Series 3, called “one of the best mysteries…in the last decade” (The Baltimore Sun), and Above Suspicion, Set 3, called the most talked about cop show on British TV since Prime Suspect(BestBritishTV). In Vera, two-time Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies, Pride & Prejudice) stars as Vera Stanhope—a brilliant police detective with a disheveled exterior, a sharp tongue, and an uncanny ability to solve crimes. Above Suspicion is based on the bestselling novels by Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect) and stars Kelly Reilly (FlightSherlock Holmesfeature films) as a young detective trying to prove herself with Ciarán Hinds (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Game of Thrones) as her flawed and charismatic boss. Additionally, Acorn TV added the U.S. premiere ofJoanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey documentary as well as The Broker’s Man starring Kevin Whately(Inspector Lewis) and The Last Detective starring Peter Davison (Dr. Who).

Miguel Penella, Chief Executive Officer of RLJ Entertainment, Inc., said, “Doc Martin is a perfect example of the kind of hugely popular British content that we are excited to exclusively offer Acorn TV’s subscribers. There are millions of British drama, comedy, and mystery fans in the U.S., so we’re thrilled to offer more exclusive content and shorter timeframes between when programs air in their home country and the U.S.”

In September, Acorn TV added all 25 episodes of smash hit mystery series FOYLE’S WAR, and U.S. premiere of Murdoch Mysteries, Season 6, a hit period detective series. Acorn TV also features all previous episodes of many popular British series, including George GentlyMidsomer MurdersThe Forsyte Sagastarring Damian Lewis (Homeland), iconic miniseries I, Claudius, as well as more than 50 episodes ofAgatha Christie’s Poirot and the U.S. premiere of Jack Irish starring Guy Pearce.

Called the “chief curators of the best Brit TV” by TIME magazine, RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn brand holds exclusive North American distribution rights to the most critically acclaimed British programs, which are available for streaming on Acorn TV and from Acorn in lavishly packaged DVDs/Blu-rays. RLJ Entertainment also manages the literary estate of Agatha Christie, the best-selling novelist of all time, and owns the hugely popular period detective series Foyle’s War.

About Acorn TV

Available at www.Acorn.TV, Acorn TV is the first British TV focused streaming service in North America. Given the limited broadcast options for U.S. viewers to watch first rate international programs, Acorn TV offers U.S. fans the opportunity to not only stream many of their favorite series but, more importantly, discover new and classic programs previously unavailable to U.S. audiences. Acorn TV offers a free 30-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Acorn TV subscribers also receive free shipping on all orders from Acorn’s catalog and website, AcornOnline.com. Launched in July 2011, Acorn TV is accessible on the #1 streaming player, Roku, as well as computers, and through the browsers on iPhones and iPads. It is also available on many other portable devices.

RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premier independent licensee and distributor of entertainment content and programming in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia with over 5,300 exclusive titles.  RLJE is a leader in numerous genres via its owned and distributed brands such as Acorn (British TV), Image (feature films, stand-up comedy), One Village (urban), Acacia (fitness), Slingshot (faith), Athena (documentaries), Criterion (art films) and Madacy (gift sets).  These titles are distributed in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, digital streaming, broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical.

Via its relationship with Agatha Christie Limited, a company that RLJE owns 64% of, RLJE manages the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and Poirot.  And through its direct-to-consumer business, RLJE has direct contacts and billing relationships with millions of consumers.

RLJE leverages its management experience to acquire, distribute, and monetize existing and original content for its many distribution channels, including its nascent branded digital subscription channels, and engages distinct audiences with programming that appeals directly to their unique viewing interests.  RLJE has proprietary e-commerce web sites for the Acorn and Acacia brands, and owns the recently launched Acorn TV digital subscription service.

August 14, 2013

Surviving Evil


Los Angeles, CA (August 7, 2013) – Freestyle Digital Media has announced that they have acquired digital rights to SURVIVING EVIL, a tense international horror/thriller starring Billy Zane (TITANIC), Christina Cole (MUTUAL FRIENDS), Natalie Mendoza (THE DESCENT) and Filipino star Joel Torre (AMIGO, ON THE JOB).  Written and directed by Terence Daw, the film was produced by David Pupkewitz, Anton Ernst and Malcolm Kohll. SURVIVING EVIL will be available on all VOD platforms on August 20th. *Please see below to download clip from the film. 
In the film a television documentary crew begins shooting a jungle survival special on the remote Mayaman Island in the Philippines. Things start out casual for host Sebastian "Seb" Beazley (Zane) and his team until the jungle takes a terrifying turn. With horror they discover a local legend is all too real when a mythical creature called the Aswang ultimately descends from the trees and begins stalking them through the jungle.
"I'm thrilled that Freestyle Digital Media is releasing SURVIVING EVIL in the US, first across VOD then on DVD in time for Halloween. Despite the rigors of shooting in the jungle, it was a great experience working with the South African crew and with a talented international ensemble of actors from Hollywood, the UK, South Africa and the Philippines. I hope the movie provides some thrills and entertainment for the American audience,” said Daw. 
Recent Freestyle Digital Media titles include the SXSW festival favorite FUNERAL KINGS from the McManus Brothers, the critically-acclaimed documentary SAMSARA from filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, and TIGER EYES, the first big screen adaptation of a Judy Blume novel, starring Willa Holland. 

About Freestyle Digital Media

Freestyle Digital Media, LLC was launched in November 2011 by its CEO Susan Jackson who is Co-President and founder of independent theatrical distributor Freestyle Releasing, LLC and North American sales company Turtles Crossing, LLC. Freestyle Digital Media supplies quality commercial film and TV content directly to all US VOD/SVOD rental DVD/Kiosks, Television and theaters using the latest cloud-based technologies to automate digital workflow.  Freestyle’s goal is to provide fresh, well-marketed product and stay on the cutting edge of the ever-compressing windows to ensure that their partners benefit from a platform that delivers an anytime-anywhere capability in the medium of their choice and a positive digital viewing experience on any device in any location.
Website: www.freestyledigitalmedia.tv

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