Metrodome, China Lion, Team for 'Sex And Zen 3D' U.K. Release

'Sex And Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy' to float into Odeon Cinemas this year.

LONDON – U.K. distribution banner Metrodome is to give British audiences the chance to enjoy erotic arthouse flick Sex And Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy having struck a deal with China Lion.

The British distributor will manage the movie’s theatrical rollout from the beginning of September, pushing it into theaters across the U.K. exhibition giant Odeon’s network.

China Lion, a joint venture between China-based Jiang Yanming and New Zealand-based CEO Milt Barlow, is also partnering with Metrodome on an exclusive ancillary deal surrounding Sex And Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy.

The movie grossed more than $1.1 million in Australia on six screens and sold out opening weekends in New Zealand and Hong Kong.

China Lion’s North American rollout starts August 12 via Pegasus Motion Pictures in the U.S. and Cineplex exclusively in Canada.

The erotic adventure is an adaptation of the classical novel The Carnal Prayer Mat and recounts the sexual exploits of a young Ming Dynasty scholar.

“This will be China Lion’s first extension into the U.K. but we believe with exclusive partners of the quality of Odeon Cinemas and Metrodome not only will we be successful with Sex & Zen 3D, but we’ll lay the foundations for future China Lion releases,” said Barlow.

Metrodome head of distribution Jezz Vernon noted the movie as a “phenomenon down under,” and describing it “a truly unforgettable cinema experience.”

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