Russian Superhero Movie 'Guardians' Sells to U.S., U.K.

'Guardians' still - H 2016
Courtesy of Planeta Inform

Shout! Factory and 4Digital Media Group are releasing the movie on digital platforms.

Russian superheroes are coming to North America.

Shout! Factory has secured the rights for the Russian patriotic superhero movie Guardians for the U.S. and Canada for digital, physical home video, streaming, broadcast and theatrical distribution.

4Digital Media Group will release the film in the United Kingdom and Ireland on DVD and digitally.

"Guardians is an ultra-stylish, high-octane superhero movie and delivers a visceral thrill-ride that movie fans will highly enjoy," Melissa Boag, senior vp family entertainment at Shout! Factory, said. "We look forward to presenting this film to North American audiences through a wide variety of entertainment distribution platforms."

"It is our second deal with Shout! Factory and it’s an honor for us to enter North American market, the toughest one of all, in partnership with such a partner," added Anastasia Bankovskaya, head of the international sales department at Planeta Inform Group, Guardians' sales agent.

Guardians, directed by Sarik Andreasyan, was released in Russia in February. It has become one of the biggest international sellers among recent Russian movies, selling to Germany, France, Italy, China, Korea, India, Japan, Argentina and Brazil, Chile, Mexico and other countries.

The movie is set at the height of the Cold War and features a group of Soviet superheroes defending their country.