UK distributor 3DD Entertainment is offering its newly acquired library of modern classics for sale at the AFM, including rarely seen film versions of Peter Hall's adaptation of the Harold Pinter play The Homecoming and Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters directed by Lawrence Olivier.
3DD acquired all worldwide media rights (excluding US theatrical and home video rights) to the library of 14 digitally re-mastered titles in a partnership with US-based Lorber Media in Oct 2002. 3DD and Lorber have retained US TV rights and the pictures will be available for broadcast in Jan 2004.
The collection, from the late legendary producer Ely Landau's American Film Theatre catalogue, also features: John Frankenheimer's version of Eugene O'Neill's stage drama The Iceman Cometh, starring Lee Marvin and Jeff Bridges; Guy Green's Martin Luther biopic Luther, starring Stacey Keach and Judi Dench; and Arthur Hill's adaptation of Robert Shaw's Second World War novel The Man In The Glass Booth, for which Maximilian Schell received a best lead actor Oscar nomination.
All 14 pictures went on limited release in the 1970s and are currently being released in US theatres by Kino, which holds the licence for US theatrical and home video rights. 3DD launched in 1994 as a distributor of international music and live event programming, later diversifying into documentaries and independent narrative features.