Sunday, June 1, 2008

Tartan USA Dead

Tartan US has gone out of business. This is terrible news for lovers of Asian Cinema especially those who like there films uncut and as directors intended. Tartan was the US distributor for OLDBOY, ELECTION, ELECTION 2 (aka TRIAD ELECTION), SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE and a bunch of other titles. The closure means that they are selling off all their assets, including their library of 101 films.

Tartan UK (as of yet) seems to be unaffected by it American bothers closure as they’ve just announced their next wave of Blu Ray discs, that include Paranoid Park, I’m A Cyborg, The Proposition, Sky Blue, Funny Games U.S., A Tale of Two Sisters, P2 and Lady Vengeance.