horror festival FrightFest is branching out into
film distribution, bringing Italian shocker Shadow
– a brutal movie that wowed audiences at
the last festival - to UK cinemas later this month.
FrightFest Features is a collaboration between
the festival and distributors Wild Bunch, and
the torture-themed Shadow will
play selected UK cinemas from April 29th before
it appears on disc a month later. Director Federico
Zampaglione will be in London for the premiere
at The Empire, Leicester Square. Fancy a preview?
Check out the trailer (Flash required):
launching – or relaunching – this
month is legendary label Redemption, who have
returned after some time away from the UK distribution
The new label will have the same Nigel Wingrove-created
photo sleeves that helped build Redemption’s
reputation (and frustrate film art fans) in the
mid 1990s, and will release a mix of new productions
and classic titles – the first batch includes
violent Argentinian movie Breaking Nikki,
Jean Rollin’s Requiem for a Vampire
and notorious British sleazefest Killer’s
Expect reviews of all these soon!