Vivendi takes rights to Palisades Tartan titles


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CANNES -- Vivendi Entertainment has acquired the U.S. home video, digital and mobile rights to Palisades Tartan's catalog, marking the first time the library will be available digitally to US audiences. The package includes films from two labels: Asia Extreme and the Palisades Tartan International Art House collection.

Asia Extreme highlights horror, thriller and action films from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and all of Asia, including Park Chan-wook's "Old Boy." The Art House collection includes Michael Winterbottom's "9 Songs" and Andrea Arnold's "Red road." Most recently Palisades Tartan released Carlos Reygadas' Spirit Award-nominated film, "Silent Light."

The deal was negotiated by Yolanda Macias, senior vp business and development at Vivendi Entertainment, and Kevin Burns, CEO of Palisades Tartan.