Image licenses Handmade Films

Paves way for 'Time Bandits' Blu-ray release

Chatsworth-based home entertainment distributor Image Entertainment has licensed the 30-plus-title Handmade Films library, which includes such movies as "Time Bandits," "The Long Good Friday" and "Mona Lisa."

Handmade was created in 1978 by former Beatle George Harrison and producer Denis O'Brien. The label's first theatrical release was Terry Gilliam's 1981 "Time Bandits." Other titles include "Withnail and I," "How To Get Ahead In Advertising," "A Private Function” and “Water."

"The Handmade Films library contains some of the greatest and most influential films of the past thirty years. We look forward to making these classics available for the first time on Blu-ray and digital download for a new generation of fans," Image chairman and CEO Ted Green said.