US distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories has stuck an exclusive three-year DVD distribution deal with Milestone Films.
O-scope will get exclusive distribution rights to The Milestone Cinematheque’s past, present and future DVD releases.
The deal will kick off with the November release of Kent McKenzie’s 1961 The Exiles, about twentysomething Native Americans in the 1950s who leave their reservation to move to Los Angeles. Yvonne Williams, Homer Nish and Tommy Reynolds star.
Oscilloscope and Milestone’s sister company, Milliarium Zero, will also release The Mariposa Film Group’s documentary Word Is Out: Stories Of Some Of Our Lives. Gay filmmakers directed the project about gay and lesbian identity.
Milestone’s library includes early cinematic works, golden silent films, foreign films and new American indies and documentaries. Films include Killer Of Sheep, I Am Cuba, The Sorrow And The Pity, Bon Voyage, and Winter Soldier.
O-Scope Head Adam Yauch said, “The Milestone team does amazing work. Clearly they care deeply about the films they choose to release, and how they release them. And to be quite frank, I’m a little envious that they beat us to the punch on I Am Cuba.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Oscilloscope Laboratories. Their talent, energy and leadership are unsurpassed in the film industry. We look forward to a relationship that together will discover films that will change the way we see cinema,” added Milestone Films VP Dennis Doros.