Ten Blue Rider Films Air on Cable in September 2014In September 2014, 10 films produced and/or financed by Blue Rider are airing on North American cable television. Jackie Chan stars in comedy adventure AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, which can be seen at Starz Kids and Family. Escape drama RESCUE DAWN (Christian Bale, Steve Zahn) airs on MGM. Heist comedy THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN (Burt Reynolds, Tom Berenger) is on The Movie Channel. Teen escape drama HOLES (Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver) is on the Disney Channel. Thriller ASYLUM (Natasha Richardson, Hugh Bonneville) airs on The Movie Channel. Urban drama BACK IN THE DAY (Ving Rhames, Pam Grier) can be seen at Encore Blockbusters. Sexy thriller SURVIVAL ISLAND (Kelly Brock, Billy Zane) screens on Showtime Extreme. Sci-fi actioner OUTLANDER (Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles) can be enjoyed at SYFY. Urban thriller THE SHOOTING GALLERY (Ving Rhames, Freddy Prinze Jr.) airs on Encore Blockbusters. And crime Drama THE TAKE (John Leguizamo, Tyrese Gibson) is shown on the Sony channel.
Hollywood Classics to Distrib 6 Blue Rider FilmsHollywood Classics currently distributes more than 130 films, from 1915ís Birth of a Nation to 2011ís Running with Demons. Their list includes such classic movies as One-Eyed Jacks, Two Women, The Sundowners, Little Shop of Horror, Beat the Devil, The Outlaw, Scarlet Street and Reefer Madness. Now Blue Rider has given distribution rights to Hollywood Classics on six films BR owns: one it executive produced, four it helped finance and one it both exec produced and helped fund.
SLOW BURN is a thriller starring James Spader, Minnie Driver and Josh Brolin. NUMB, starring Matthew Perry, Mary Steenburgen and Kevin Pollack, is a psychological comedy-drama. THE CLOWN AT MIDNIGHT is a Christopher Plummer/Margot Kidder horror flick. VEILED TRUTH is an Emanuelle Vaugier/Bruce Ramsay thriller. Billy Zane and Mark Dacascos head the cast of sci-fi film ALIEN AGENT. And the thriller CANES stars Edward Furlong and Michael Madsen.
Director signings of WITCHBOARD and NIGHT OF THE DEMONS Hugely SuccessfulAt Los Angeles specialty video store Dark Delicacies, director Kevin Tenney recently held two highly popular signings of a pair of his cult '80s horror films, recently released on Blu-ray. At one, 100 copies of NIGHT OF THE DEMONS were signed and sold in 20 minutes. At the other, 100 copies of WITHCH BOARD went in 90 minutes. At both events, lines ran down the sidewalk, and some fans had to be disappointed.
Rescue Dawn Makes EW's 50 Best Films ListWerner Herzog's RESCUE DAWN, which Blue Rider helped finance and which Jeff Geoffray and Walter Josten associate produced, was recently selected number 41 on Entertaiment Weekly's "50 Best Movies You Never Saw" list.
The Big Bang, Starring Banderas Out on DVD and in TheatresThe $17 million action mystery thriller THE BIG BANG--starring Antonio Banderas, Sienna Guillory, William Fichtner, Sam Elliott, Delroy Lindo, Thomas Kretschmann and Rebecca Mader--was bridge-financed by Blue Rider. It opened in the U.S. on May 13, 2011 and had 2011 debuts in Poland (DVD), Chile, Lebanon, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Paraguay, Bahrain, Kuwait, Japan, Sweden and Uruguay. The North American DVD came out on May 24, 2011. It is due to bow in Portugal on Sept. 6, 2012. Through June 18, 2012 more than 60.4% of the 4,076 people rating it at the Internet Movie Database gave it thumbs up.