By Mark Lukenbill | Indiewire April 4, 2013 at 11:50AM
Kino Lorber has signed a multi-year agreement with Artsploitation Films to become the exclusive home entertainment distributor of Artsploitation's label in the U.S. and Canada. Kino Lorber will handle distribution of all films currently in Artsploitation's catalog, as well as new releases, on Blu-Ray, DVD and all major digital platforms.
Artsploitation, a relatively new distributor founded by former president of TLA Releasing Ray Murray, specializes exclusively on international films with a decidedly bold, controversial and hard to market bent, making them a pretty perfect match for similarly bold indie stalwarts Kino Lorber.
Murray said, in a release, "our movies - an unpredictable mix of genre films and cutting edge international dramas - require a knowledgeable and specialized sales company and I know we found it with Kino Lorber, a seasoned expert with such films."
Richard Lorber, President and CEO of Kino Lorber, added, "Artsploitation's line up is an ideal fit with Kino Lorber's distribution focus and cinematic taste. We're delighted to be working with savvy professionals who understand the passion of North American audiences for envelope-pushing world cinema."
Some of Artsploitation's films include "Clip" (Best Film winner at Rotterdam Film Festival, selection at Toronto International Film Festival, AFI Fest), "Vanishing Waves" (Award winner at Fantastic Film Festival) and "Combat Girls" (Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Dubai International Film Festival).