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CTHE announces Label for Asian Films and Anime

posted on 2002-02-09 17:39 EST
Video Business Magazine looks at Columbia Pictures' Destination Films subdivision, which will be responsible for CTHE's Anime titles. Confirms Metropolis DVD delay.

An article in Video Business Magazine discusses Columbia Pictures' new subdivision, Destination Films, which will be responsible for distributing CTHE's asian titles, including anime.

Destination Films' maiden title will be the Anime movie Metropolis, which is currently enjoying a successful theatrical release. Metropolis earned $130 000 on 9 theatres during its opening week. As a result of the film's theatrical success they have decided to delay the DVD release of Metropolis. Originally scheduled to be released on March 12th, Metropolis is now delayed until a later, yet-to-be-announced date.

Destination Films will also be releasing Cowboy Bebop: The Movie later this year.

Other non-Anime titles confirmed for Destination Films are: Jackie Chan's Drunken Master (The original 1978 predecessor to the phenomenaly successful Druken Master 2) and Snake in Eagle's Shadow, John Woo's Once a Thief and Ringo Lam's Full Contact - both starring Chow Yun Fat, the massively popular 1999 Korean special-forces/police action film Shiri, "An Evening with Kevin Smith," the big budget 2000 action film from India Mission Kashmir, and the 1993 rap music "mockumentary" Fear of a Black Hat.

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