By Emerson Gordon | Indiewire February 19, 2014 at 2:49PM
Kino Lorber has signed a multi-year agreement giving them distribution rights to the Palisades Tartan library. The distribution deal includes packaged media, digital and repertory theatrical rights.
Palisades Tartan is known for establishing the "Asian Extreme" cinema brand. Among they key "Asian Extreme" titles are Park Chan-Wook's "Oldboy" and Jonni To's "Election." They also released Jafar Panahi's "This Is Not a Film," and the landmark Romanian film "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu," which won Cristi Puiu the Un Certain Regard prize in Cannes in 2005.
Richard Lorber, who negotiated the deal on behalf of Kino Lorber with Palisades CEO Vin Roberti, commented: "We are exultant to be able to bring the gems of the Palisades Tartan library back to market on all home entertainment physical and digital platforms. It's why we exist as a company-these films define our mission."
Vin Roberti of Palisades added: "I've admired the companies Richard has built over many years and we feel our carefully curated collection has now found the perfect home at Kino Lorber. They get it and know how to connect with the audiences who do too."