The Indie Distribution Company Announces a Diverse Slate of Genre Films
April 22, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA) - After a hiatus of 16 months, alternative North American film distribution company Artsploitation Films (www.artsploitation.com) has announced its upcoming summer line-up of international films. From the comedic to the horrific; the unsettling to the blood-curdling; and from the erotic to the controversial, the films showcase the best and most innovative genre movies the world has to offer.
The announced selection of 10 titles begins June 9th with the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the German slasher film and film festival favorite DER SAMURAI and features films from 6 different countries. Showcased is a cross-dressing, samurai sword-wielding killer (DER SAMURAI); a middle-class snuff-making suburban couple (THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES); a group of cub scouts who should not have gone into the woods (CUB); a porno director’s bed-hopping search for his next female star (TRANSGRESSION); a young girl tormented by psycho-sexual dreams (HORSEHEAD); a money-desperate drug dealer who will stop at nothing (DEALER); a kidnapped woman more duplicitous than her abductors (RECKLESS); and, coming this Fall, a severed hand bent on bloody revenge…and bodily reunification (BLOODY KNUCKLES). And there is not a G–rated children’s film in the bunch!
There will be several limited theatrical releases (FEVER and DEATH IN BUENOS AIRES this summer) and most films will go out day and date on DVD/Blu-Ray and VOD. Artsploitation’s founder, Raymond Murray, sums up the company’s acquisitions philosophy as, “We seek entertaining and provocative films that encompass our admittedly left-of-center film esthetic. My goal is to find films that my team and I love but then the hard work begins: connecting each film with its targeted, often quite specialized audience. And remember, hundreds of fictional men, women and children have been killed, kidnapped, tormented, or have had their blood sucked out of them and the least we can do is connect their stories with their future fans.”
The slate of titles are below with more films to be announced in the coming weeks.
DER SAMURAI (2014, Germany, Director: Till Kleinert)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: June 9, 20015
A young police officer stalks a cross-dressing villain with a sword and a predilection for beheadings.
"A fantastic piece of cinema...beautiful and blood drenched."
Ain't It Cool News
Making of featurette
THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES
(2013, USA, Directors: Jay Lee and Jim Roof)
DVD Release Date: June 16, 2015
This grisly horror-comedy follows a nice couple who happen to also be serial killers and snuff filmmakers.
"One of the greatest horror films of the century."
(2014, France, Director: Romain Basset)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: June 23, 2015
A shocking horror-fantasy about a young woman haunted by nightmares involving a horse-man.
"Well acted, gorgeously and nightmarishly executed."
Ain't It Cool News
Making of featurette (60 minutes)
Four short films
(2014, Belgium, Director: Hans Herbots)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: July 7, 2015
A murder-mystery about a cop seeking a maniac who torments the parents before abducting their kids. Based on the international best seller by Mo Hayder.
"Exceptionally well made…incredibly creative and the twists come as huge surprises."
(2014, Netherland, Directed by Joram Lürsen)
DVD Release Date: July 14, 2015
A wealthy beautiful woman is kidnapped by two ex-cons but their plan goes all wrong in this twisted thriller. Based on 2009's The Disappearance of Alice Creed.
(2014, France, Director: Jean-François Davy)
DVD Release Date: July 28, 2015
A semi-documentary about a seasoned French erotic filmmaker who goes on an unusual flesh and sex filled tour of Eastern Europe in search of his next leading lady.
Director's cut of EXHIBITION, Jean-François Davy's 1975 documentary on the French porn industry.
(2014, Belgium, Director: Jonas Govaerts)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: August 18, 2015
A camping trip turns into a carnage for a troop of cub scouts as a killer, aided by his feral young assistant, stalks them with deadly traps.
2014 Toronto International, 2014 Sitges Film Festival, 2014 London Film Festival
THE SUMMER HOUSE
(2014, Germany, Director: Curtis Burz)
DVD Release Date: August 25, 2015
A psycho-sexual drama in which a middle-aged family man’s sexual attraction to his daughter’s young friend threatens the stability of his family.
DEATH IN BUENOS AIRES
(2014, Argentina, Director: Natalia Meta)
DVD Release Date: September 8, 2015
A rookie cop to goes undercover in Buenos Aires’ gay underworld to solve a murder in this crime thriller that was one of Argentina’s top grossing films of 2014.
(2014, France, Director: Jean-Luc Herbulot)
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2015
A stylish, violent thriller about a drug dealer who is thrown into an urban hell when a deal goes sour.