Fandor, the streaming subscription site has secured exclusive subscription VOD distribution rights to a collection of 16 of Werner Herzog films from Shout! Factory. Beginning with "Aguirre, the Wrath of God," the films are set to bow on the curated service beginning April 10th with a new film launching each week through July 2014.
"Fandor is actively acquiring great filmmakers’ libraries, from shorts to docs to features, providing significant curation and deep context for their audiences while mobilizing all into an active community," said Ted Hope, CEO of Fandor, who recently told Indiewire about his ambitious plans in his new position at Fandor. "The addition of Werner Herzog's films furthers our mission to preserve and advance film culture by making important and oftentimes rare films accessible to wider audiences."
In addition to "Aguirre, the Wrath of God," Fandor will feature "Ballad of the Little Soldier," "Cobra Verde," "Even Dwarfs Started Small," "Fata Morgana," "Fitzcarraldo," "The Enigma of Kasper Hauser," "Heart of Glass," "Land of Silence and Darkness," "Lessons of Darkness," "Little Dieter Needs to Fly," "My Best Fiend," "Nosferatu, the Vampyre," "Stroszek," "Where the Green Ants Dream" and "Woyzeck."
"Werner Herzog is one of the most lauded and influential filmmakers of the last forty-five years," said Fandor Chief Content Officer Jonathan Marlow. "His remarkable work have given us an insight into many of the most fascinating individuals and incredible stories in the world."
The deal was negotiated by Hope and Marlow with Meyer Schwarzstein of Brainstorm Media on behalf of Shout! Factory.