15 May 2008

<3 Ken Russell

Though Warner's been slacking on Ken Russell's theatrical films of the 1970s, BBC/Warner will release Ken Russell at the BBC with six early television films by the iconic director: The Debussy Film, Dante's Inferno, Always on Sunday, Isadora Duncan the Biggest Dancer in the World, Song of Summer and Dance of the Seven Veils. Oliver Reed stars in the first two. The box is out 23 September.

Synkronized USA, a division of Koch Vision, will release Richard Dembo's (Dangerous Moves) period action film Angel's Wing (L'instinct de l'ange) on 5 August, starring Lambert Wilson, François Cluzet, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Sandrine Kiberlain. Don't hold your breath with this release as the majority of Sykronized USA's DVD releases are delayed. Lionsgate has also announced the US release of Vicente Aranda's (Lovers: A True Story) adaptation of Carmen, starring Paz Vega and Leonardo Sbaraglia, on 5 August.

Sony Pictures Classics will have out Eran Kolirin's The Band's Visit with Ronit Elkabetz (Late Marriage) on 29 July, Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, with both its French- and English-language track, on 24 July, and Stefan Ruzowitzky's Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher), on 5 August.

Vice Records will release Daft Punk's Electroma on 22 July. Image will be releasing Vincent Perez's English-language horror film The Secret [Si j'étais toi] starring David Duchovony and Lili Taylor on 12 August. Menemsha Films will release their first DVD of their label on 26 August with the documentary The Rape of Europa, narrated by Joan Allen.

Kimstim, through Kino, will release two animated films, Kirikou and the Wild Beasts [Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages] and Princes and Princesses [Princes et princesses], 29 July. Kino will also have out Lech Majewski's US/Poland coproduction Gospel According to Harry starring Viggo Mortensen on the same day.

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