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The distribution arm of the American Cinematheque in Hollywood, Vitagraph Films/American Cinematheque Presents... is bringing the rare and unusual programming of the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre to a wider audience.

To date, Vitagraph has acquired rights to seven Japanese genre films that were well received at American Cinematheque screenings during its popular Japanese Outlaw Masters series. Although made some 30 years ago, none of these films had ever been released in the US, nor had they been available on video. Partnering with Image Entertainment, Vitagraph distributed the first four titles (BLACK TIGHT KILLERS, FEMALE CONVINCT SCORPIAN - JAILHOUSE 41, GO, GO SECOND TIME VIRGIN and ECSTASY OF THE ANGELS on DVD and home video in 2000 and booked the films theatrically in New York, San Francisco & Boston. A fifth title, BLACK ROSE MANSION (1969) from acclaimed director Kinji Fukasaku will be released in 2002.

In 2001 and early 2002 Vitagraph acquired prolific Japanese bad-boy director Takashi Miike's AUDITION and EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER, a DV feature directed by Marc Forster (MONSTER'S BALL) and starring Radha Mitchell & Megan Mullally. Both films opened theatrically and were subsequently released on DVD and video in Spring 2002.

Theatrically Vitagraph/American Cinematheque Presents… has re-released the legendary, but virtually unseen in the US, psychedelic, 60's relic, WONDERWALL (directed by THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME director Joe Massot) featuring a re-mastered, original score by then Beatle George Harrison as well as the John Carpenter cult horror favorite HALLOWEEN. In Summer 2001 Vitagraph re-released QUADROPHENIA based on the WHO’s classic album, in connection with Rhino Entertainment. Vitagraph is also handling theatrical for WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP, BUNDY (directed by Matthew Bright - FREEWAY) and Miike's HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS in 2002.

For further information about Vitagraph Films please contact President, David Shultz at 323.461.2020, ext. 123.



















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