From this month’s SXSW email newsletter:
Just because SXSW 2008 is seven months away, doesn’t mean you can’t see many of previous years’ selections, in a theater or DVD store near you. Here’s a look at some of the films, and their trailers, making their way to theaters and DVD stores soon.
COMING SOON TO THEATERS:
a. Them (SXSW 2007) opens August 17
Summary: “In a summer of big-ticket horror films dedicated to pushing the envelope on blood and guts carnage, the scariest film on the horizon may be THEM (ILS) a thriller that proves the adage that what you don’t see can be so much scarier than what you do. Produced by Richard Grandpierre, written and directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud and starring Olivia Bonamy and Michael Cohen, THEM (ILS) was a surprise hit in Europe and was an official selection at a number of prestigious US film festivals including the including The 2007 South by Southwest Film Festival as well as the Philadelphia, Seattle, Vail and Newport Film Festivals.” For more information, click here.
b. King of Kong (SXSW 2007) opens August 17
Summary: “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters follows a middle school science teacher as he battles a hot sauce mogul for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic Donkey Kong.” For more information, click here.
c. Exiled (SXSW 2007) opens August 31
Summary: “The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers in a new era under the Chinese rule. For the jaded hit men, they wonder where this journey will end. Against this background of fin-de-siècle malaise come two hit men from Hong Kong sent to take out a renegade member trying to turn over a new leaf with his wife and newborn baby. They soon find themselves in the throes of a dilemma when two of their former associates also show up, intent on thwarting them at every cost.” For more information, click here.
COMING SOON TO DVD:
a. Disturbia (SXSW 2007) hit stores August 7. For more information, click here.
b. 51 Birch Street (SXSW 2006) is on DVD August 14. For more information, click here.
c. Air Guitar Nation (SXSW 2006) arrives in stores August 14. For more information, click here.
d. The Lookout (SXSW 2007) lands at DVD retailers on August 14. For more information, click here.
e. LOL (SXSW 2006) hits stores August 28. For more information, click here.
f. Live Free Or Die (SXSW 2006) in stores now, released on July 24. For more information, click here.