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Bloody Disgusting and AMC Theatres launch genre film series

The logo couldn’t possibly be more unappealing, but the news is big.  The AMC Theatres chain, entertainment company The Collective, and horror website fave Bloody Disgusting are teaming up for a new distribution company specializing in film festival genre favorites.  According to the press release:

“The Collective has acquired the rights to several films out of horror- and genre-heavy festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, Slamdance, Sitges Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, and plans on releasing the films across multiple platforms.

AMC will show a new title in the series each month, at least twice a week, across 32 key markets, including a special Friday midnight show, beginning in May. After their theatrical exhibition at AMC, films from the series will be available to fans of the genre in DVD, Video on Demand (VOD), online and television. Released though The Collective’s home-video partnership with Vivendi Universal, DVDs for titles in the Bloody Disgusting series will feature unrated content, bonus features and special packaging for each title.”

The theatrical screenings will surely be digital, but the chance to see these films on the big screen is certainly a treat.  AMC have been doing a great job recently in their efforts to bring niche audiences back to theaters through creative programming and they deserve your support.

The first three films on the release slate include Japanese director Sion Sono’s Cold Fish, German zombie film Rammbock, and domestic thriller Yellowbrickroad.

Read the full press release here.

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Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He's served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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