FilmBuff will release the wine documentary Obsession narrated by Russell Crowe on Sept 6 on VoD with exclusive theatrical engagements. Separately, Freestyle has set a date for Surviving Evil while Artsploitation will release Hidden In The Woods on DVD in September and GoDigital has picked up Sample This.

Red Obsession [pictured] premiered in Berlin and chronicles the history and changing nature of the French wine industry in light of the booming Chinese market.

FilmBuff has partnered with event-based distributor Area 23A to release the film theatrically in New York and Miami and plans additional market roll-outs.

  • Freestyle has acquired digital rights to writer-director Terence Daw’s Philippines-set horror Surviving Evil and has set an Aug 20 VoD release. Billy Zane stars.

  • Artsploitation Films will release Chilean filmmaker Patricio Valladares’ 2012 horror Hidden In The Woods on DVD on Sept 17.

  • GoDigital has acquired US theatrical and VoD rights to Dan Forrer’s hip hop documentary Sample This narrated by Gene Simmons of KISS fame and will release day-and-date on Sept 13.