Film Movement’s genre division’s inaugural selections include Moebius and Hide And Seek.
Leading the 2014 pipeline are Bobby Boerman’s Dutch second-screen thriller APP on May 9 and South Korean Kim Ki-duk’s extreme family drama Moebius in late July.
The sister labels will co-release two titles theaterically in the form of Wiktor Ericsson’s documentary about porn auteur Joe Sarno in The Sarnos: A Life In Dirty Movies in June and Manuel Martín Cuenca’s romance Cannibal in July.
Rounding out the RAM slate are Nate Taylor’s psychodrama Forgetting The Girl and Huh Jung’s South Korean box office hit Hide And Seek (pictured) on home video on April 1 and April 8, respectively.
“After over a decade in this business, we’d seen again and again these genre films of exceptional quality with no place to put them within Film Movement’s established brand,” said vp of acquisitions and distribution Rebeca Conget.
“We developed RAM Releasing as our answer to this opportunity, a home for the edgier, darker films just as deserving of distribution as some of our more mainstream titles.”
Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein said he had not ruled out extra RAM releases for the rest of the year.
“We’ll see how it goes,” said Gartenstein. “We know there’s an audience for these films, and if we find the right one as we continue our global acquisitions efforts, we’ll do everything we can to facilitate bringing the films to North American audiences sooner rather than later.”