New York-based IndiePix, an internet-based distributor (on demand and DVD) of independent films, has launched its latest collection: 10 Shakespeare adaptations.

The 10-film collection includes Laurence Olivier's Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948) and Richard III (1955) plus Bollywood adaptations Maqbool and Omkara.

'Shakespeare is on the curriculum in schools and colleges throughout the world and his plays are loved by audiences old and young. Our collection of ten films, which includes both drama and documentary, offers an interesting insight into how these plays have been interpreted across the globe,' commented Shreekant Pol, Catalogue and Acquisitions Manager at IndiePix. 'Some of the films in the collection are unique to the filmmakers' own country so, for example, in our library we have a highly acclaimed Russian adaptation of King Lear by Grigori Kozintsevs. At the moment Bollywood films are growing in popularity across the globe and we have two Bollywood adaptations within our collection.'