In today’s film news roundup, American Genre Film Archive will distribute 30 restorations from Shaw Brothers, Skydance
hires a Paramount
veteran, and Xlrator buys a pair of documentaries.
American Genre Film Archive has unveiled a partnership with Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers Studio
, under which it will distribute 30 new restorations from the Shaw vaults to theaters in 2018.
This is Agfa
’s latest collaboration following their distribution partnerships with genre home video labels Arrow Films
for “Donnie Darko,” Severin Films
for “Santa Sangre
,” and Vinegar Syndrome for “Dolemite
Founded in 1958, Shaw Brothers produced many popular Chinese-language genre films.
“It’s a dream come true to help a new generation of film lovers discover the Shaw Brothers catalog,” Agfa director Joe Ziemba
said. “These movies deserve a new life on the big screen, where they can fulfill their destiny of melting as many minds as possible.”
Shaw Brothers movies are available on digital cinema package and in