Rob Straight'sVancouver-based Horizon Entertainment is bringing a slate of vintage titlesfrom the Daiei library to the AFM through its partnership with Kadokawa HeraldPictures, including 1968 horror title YokaiDaisenso and its 1968 and 1969 sequels.
In addition, Horizon willoffer Takashi Miike's $10m children's fantasy epic The Great Yokai War, a remake of Yokai Daisenso produced by Kadokawa, which launched at Venice andwent on to gross more than $20m at the Japanese box office.
Other titles on the Daieislate, which was acquired by Kadokawa Pictures in 2003, include the 1979 sci-fiadventure GI Samurai and the firstfive titles in the Tomie fantasyseries.
Horizon will also beoffering the newly completed Tomie:Beginning and Tomie: Revenge, aswell as a remake of GI Samurai.
Daiei Studios was founded in1942 and is best known for producing such classics as Rashomon and the Zatoichi,Gamera and Daimajin series.
"We have been receivingrequests for these vintage Daiei titles from our buyers since Kadokawa'sacquisition of the studio was announced," Straight said. "There is strongdemand for the films and we are pleased to now be able to formally offer themto international buyers."
Horizon has representedfeatures from Kadokawa Herald Pictures since 1999.