Shout! Factory and Werner Herzog Film have signed an exclusive multi-platform distribution partnership involving 16 remastered titles from the Herzog library. Separately, Pantelion has picked up Hours and O-Scope has acquired The Kill Team.
Titles under the Herzog deal include Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre: The Wrath Of God, Nosferatu The Vampyre and Little Dieter Needs To Fly.
“Werner Herzog is a filmmaking icon and a celebrated master storyteller,” said Shout! Factory’s founders in a joint statement. “He holds an incredibly rich legacy in cinematic history worldwide. Many of his memorable classics have been long-out-of print in the North American home entertainment marketplace.
“We are honoured with this opportunity to bring these iconic films to movie collectors and legions of fans on digital entertainment platforms and at retail.”
“I am very proud to start this new collaboration with Shout! Factory and, given the outstanding reputation of Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, I am confident that our joint efforts to bring my films to the North American public again in brand new HD quality will be hugely satisfying and rewarding,” said Herzog.
- Pantelion Films has acquired North American rights to Paul Walker thriller Hours directed by Eric Heisserer. Pantelion will distribute theatrically and on VoD in the US on Dec 13. The Safran Company produced Hours in conjunction with Palmstar Media and the Hirsch Group. The film debuted at SXSW and centres on a family’s bid for survival in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Pantelion negotiation the deal with UTA.
- Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to The Kill Team, Dan Krauss’ war crimes documentary that premiered at Tribeca. The distributor will release in 2014.