Press Play, Scorpio Dutch Films, Shakira, GKIDS, more! [Movie News]

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Cult Epics brings Scorpio Films: The Dutch Sex Wave Collection to Blu-ray on October 29th

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Before we talk about this weekend’s movie news, I wanted to thank all of the studios and PR partners that share information with us. Without them, we’d be lost. Well, not lost. More than likely, I would be talking about deeply insular stuff that I love and everyone else would be groaning.

Not everyone is into Marvel 70s art, painted movie posters and Pittsburgh Dad. But, I digress.

Thanks to everyone that does their best to help us out.


Cult Epics presents SCORPIO FILMS: THE DUTCH SEX WAVE COLLECTION 4 Disc Blu-ray & DVD sets on October 29, 2019 with a wealth of bonus features, an Exclusive 16-Page booklet and new box artwork.

The Dutch Sex Wave aka the Golden Age of Dutch cinema combined artistic freedom, sexual liberation, and exploitation with commercial success. Cult Epics here presents four of frontrunner Scorpio films most successful films, previously unreleased in the US: My Nights with Susan, Sandra, Olga & Julie - The Erotic Four Play; Blue Movie – The Most Sensational Dutch Taboo Film of all time!; Frank & Eva - Living apart Together; Obsessions - Hitchcock, Scorsese & Sex.

Price:                                   $69.95
Street Date:                           October 29, 2019
Production Year:                    1969-1975
Country:                                Netherlands
Video run time:                     Approx. 362 Mins
Language:                              Dutch/English language w/optional English subtitles
Aspect Ratio:                          1.33:1/2.35:1
Audio:                                    DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
Label:                                    Cult Epics
Distributor:                              CAV
Blu-ray                       CE-164
BD UPC:                                881190016497
Rating:                                    Not Rated

Price:                                     $59.95
Street Date:                            October 29, 2019
Production Year:                     1969-1975
Country:                                  Netherlands
Video run time:                       Approx. 362 Mins
Language:                              Dutch/English language w/optional English subtitles
Aspect Ratio:                          1.33:1/2.35:1
Audio:                                    Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Label:                                    Cult Epics
Distributor:                              CAV
Blu-ray                       CE-165
BD UPC:                                881190016596
Rating:                                    Not Rated

-New HD Restorations and Transfers
-Introductions and Interviews with filmmakers & producers
-Scorpio short films; Heartbeat San Francisco (1966), Joop (1969), Joop Strikes Again (1970)
-Scorpio Films featurette (2010)
-Up Front & Naked: Sex in Dutch films featurette (2017)
-Eye Film Institute featurette (2018)
-Poster & Photo video galleries
-Sylvia Kristel Poster video gallery (Frank & Eva)
-Interview with Martin Scorsese (Obsessions)
-Script notes by Martin Scorsese (Obsessions – Blu-ray feature only)
-Scorpio Films Theatrical Trailers
-First printing includes 16-Page Booklet “Scorpio Films & The Dutch Sex Wave” with Essay by journalist Guido Franken
-New box art design by Gilles Vranckx (Blu-ray exclusive Slipcase)

“Press Play,” A Music Driven Romance Starring Clara Rugaard, Lewis Pullman, Lyrica Okano and Danny Glover

It was revealed today that CJ Entertainment is partnering with Jonathan Schwartz (THE VANISHING OF SIDNEY HALL, LIKE CRAZY), Josh Boone (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, THE NEW MUTANTS) and Logan Lerman (FURY, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER) to bring first-time writer/director Greg Björkman’s music-driven romantic drama PRESS PLAY to life.


Clara Rugaard (I AM MOTHER), Lewis Pullman (TOP GUN: MAVERICK, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE), Lyrica Okano (Marvel’s RUNAWAYS) and Danny Glover (LETHAL WEAPON franchise) will star in the film about a young woman (Rugaard) who has a chance to save the love of her life (Pullman) when she discovers the mixtape they made together can transport her back in time.


Björkman and James Bachelor wrote the screenplay (from a story by Josh Boone) and Björkman will direct PRESS PLAY, marking his directorial debut. CJ Entertainment, Korea’s leading entertainment conglomerate, is financing and producing the film. Producers are CJ’s Head of US Productions Francis Chung, Jonathan Schwartz, Josh Boone and Logan Lerman. Executive producers are Jerry Ko, Head of International at CJ, and Paul Davis. Fred Lee, Ini Chung and Mina Hwang are co-producing for the company.


The movie will shoot in Hawaii with principal photography slated to commence mid-October.


CJ’s Francis Chung said, “We’ve always been looking for the right music film to do, as these types of movies do exceptionally well in Asia.  When we heard Greg’s vision, we knew immediately that this was the one. On top of that, with Jonathan, Logan and Josh on board, we’re confident that we’ll create something truly magical.”


“Music has always been my magic carpet ride into the past,” said Josh Boone. “This story sprung from that idea – music as time travel.”


Jonathan Schwartz and Logan Lerman in a joint statement said: “Logan, Josh and I believe strongly in telling stories that grab your heart and make you feel.  This is a universal story of lost love and trying to recapture the magic of first love.  We are grateful to CJ Entertainment for being such a phenomenal partner and supporting us in every way possible.”


Greg Björkman is a Midwest native (Northern Chicago suburbs) and Los Angeles based first-time writer/director whose previous work stems from editorial and VFX (STUCK IN LOVE and THE FAULT IN OUR STARS).


Season Kent is the music supervisor for the film. Kent’s credits include SHAZAM, SUICIDE SQUAD, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, and THE SPECTACULAR NOW. Meanwhile, Patrick J. Don Vito, fresh off his Academy Award® nomination for his work on GREEN BOOK, will be the film’s Editor.


PRESS PLAY joins a rapidly expanding slate for CJ Entertainment, which over the last two years has amounted to 18 films in development and/or various stages of production and release. Recently completed films from CJ include two that were screened last month at the Toronto International Film Festival — Drake Doremus’ ENDINGS, BEGINNINGS starring Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan and Sebastian Stan (world premiere), and Bong Joon-ho’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner PARASITE,  making its North American premiere prior to opening nationwide this month.


Among CJ’s upcoming films are EXTREME JOB, which is one of two current collaborations with Kevin Hart and Universal Pictures on English language remakes of Korean hits – the other being the female-driven dramedy, BYE, BYE, BYE, based on the Korean hit titled SUNNY.

Additional film projects include Academy Award® nominee Phyllis Nagy’s THE VANISHED; Drake Doremus’ AURORA; the horror film HOUSEMAID, being written by Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Fletcher; an English-language remake of South Korean box office hit THE MERCILESS – a CJ Entertainment produced and distributed crime thriller that redefined a genre; and the recently completed HIDE AND SEEK, directed by Joel David Moore and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers – a remake of the 2013 Korean social horror-thriller that was a monster hit.


The production deal for PRESS PLAY was negotiated by Adam Mehr at Pryor Cashman on behalf of CJ Entertainment. Clara Rugaard is represented by CAA, United Agents and Ziffren Brittenham. Lewis Pullman is represented by ICM and Anonymous Content. Lyrica Okano is represented by Innovative Artists and Jackoway Austen. Danny Glover is represented by Gersh and Principal Entertainment. Greg Björkman is represented by Jackoway Austen.

Just Released from Shakira “La La La” & “Waka Waka” Medley Clip from ‘SHAKIRA IN CONCERT: EL DORADO WORLD TOUR’ in Theaters 11/13


WEATHERING WITH YOU | New Teaser Available, GKIDS to Release Theatrically on January 17th

GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

Due to Popular Demand PROMARE Returns to Theaters December 8th (Only)!

WHAT: In September, GKIDS and Fathom Events continued their collaboration to bring exciting all new animated features to U.S. cinemas with “Promare” premiere events. Now, due to overwhelming fan demand, the companies are proud to announce that “Promare” will return for a special encore showing in December.

“Promare” is the first feature-length film from the acclaimed Studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series “KILL la KILL” and “Little Witch Academia.” Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (“Gurren Lagann,” “KILL la KILL”), it is the spiritual successor to many his former works, and uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story.


For this encore event, “Promare” will be shown in its original Japanese language.
Additionally, event attendees will view all new ‘Promare’ bonus content to play exclusively at Promare (Redux) Event Showings.
WHO: Fathom Events and GKIDS
WHEN: Sunday, December 8 at 12:55 p.m. local time in Japanese with English-language subtitles
WHERE: Beginning on Nov. 1, Tickets for “Promare” can be purchased online by visiting, or at participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

New Clips: The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-A-Ween

DreamWorks The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: Hack-A-Ween is now available to watch exclusively on Netflix!

Cinedigm Acquires the Adventurous New Comedy SPY INTERVENTION

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Cinedigm Corp. announced that it has acquired North American rights to SPY INTERVENTION, a spy comedy from the Producer of Salt and Enchanted, Sunil Perkash, and director Drew Mylrea, stars Drew Van Acker (TV’s “Pretty Little Liars”), Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Blake Anderson (TV’s “Workaholics”), Brittany Furlan (We Are Your Friends), Max Silvestri (Table 19), and Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!).

Cinedigm will release the film in select theaters, on demand and digital in February 2020, with a DVD release to follow later in the year.

“Spy Intervention is just such an adrenaline shot of pure entertainment. With wildly creative and unique directing by Mylrea and the incredibly elevated performances by the entire cast, we anticipate audiences will be delighted with this clever and witty film,” said Sunil Perkash, adding “The incredible creative team behind our film has made a truly stand out independent film I am as proud of as any of my previous bigger studio releases.”

In the film written by Mark Famiglietti and Lane Garrison, after Corey Gage (Drew Van Acker), the world’s greatest spy suddenly meets Pam Grayson (Poppy Delevingne), the woman of his dreams, he decides to abandon his adventurous existence to settle for the security of suburbia – a quaint way of life he’s never known. However, it doesn’t take long for Corey to become completely bored with many dinner parties, bowling, and the monotony of mowing the lawn, and despite his best efforts to feign interest, his marriage has become more of a chore than a cheer.

When an evil plot to ruin the world arises, Corey’s former colleague and best spy friend (Blake Anderson) enacts a “spy intervention” to bring Corey back to his old life for one last mission. Corey is all too eager to jump at another chance to save the world, and possibly his listless marriage. Adding to the cast of rising stars are Brian Sacca (The Wolf of Wall Street), Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), and Lane Garrison (Shooter).

“Spy Intervention is a reimaging of the spy genre,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions.” It has all the action and espionage audiences have come to expect plus a lot of comedy and some romance as well. Cinedigm can’t wait to provide a cinematic experience and blow the cover off this film in February.”

Sunil Perkash also notes that “while there were several other offers, Cinedigm won the bid with their passion and vision for the picture.”

The deal was negotiated by Josh Thomashow, Director of Acquisitions for Cinedigm, and Joanna Korshak and Christine D’Souza Gelb from Endeavor Content. International rights will be handled by Hyde Park Entertainment.

Perkash produces along with Ryan R. Johnson (Z for Zachariah), Martin Sprock (Under the Silverlake,) Akaash Yadav, and Anil Yadav. Drew Van Acker Executive Produced.

Dolph Lundgren & Natalie Burn Star in Action-Thriller ACCELERATION out Nov. 8 – Trailer Debut
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Trailer + Poster Premiere: LIGHT FROM LIGHT Starring Marin Ireland and Jim Gaffigan | Opens Nov. 1

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