Tartan Films Finds New Life with Universal

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Vivendi Entertainment (VE) has acquired the US home video, digital and mobile rights to Palisades Tartan’sfilms, marking the first time the library will be available digitally to US audiences.

The Palisades Tartan catalog is comprised of two unique labels: the widely popular Asia Extreme brand and an edgy slate of Art House films from world-renowned directors.

Asia Extreme highlights the most daring and twisted horror, thriller and action films from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and all of Asia, including Park Chanwook’s 2004 Cannes Grand Jury Prize Winner OLDBOY and SHUTTER (THE ORIGINAL). The Palisades Tartan International Art House collection boasts Michael Winterbottom’s sexually charged and critically acclaimed film 9 SONGS and Academy Award -winning director Andrea Arnold’s RED ROAD. Most recently Palisades Tartan released Carlos Reygadas’ Independent Spirit Award-nominated film, SILENT LIGHT.

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