Shout! Factory Partners with Herzog for Distribution20 Aug, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Independent supplier Shout! Factory has partnered with filmmaker Werner Herzog, to bring 16 of his films and documentaries to disc and a variety of digital entertainment distribution platforms.
Partnering with Werner Herzog Film GMBH, Shout! Factory is remastering the films for Blu-ray Disc release.
“Werner Herzog is a filmmaking icon and a celebrated master storyteller. He holds an incredibly rich legacy in cinematic history worldwide,” Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos said in a joint statement. “Many of his memorable classics have been long out of print in the North American home entertainment marketplace. We are honored with this opportunity to bring these iconic films to movie collectors and legions of fans on digital entertainment platforms and at retail.”
The films include Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Woyzeck, Heart of Glass, Cobra Verde, Stroszek, Fata Morgana, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, Lessons of Darkness, Ballad of the Little Soldier, Land of Silence and Darkness, among others.
“I am very proud to start this new collaboration with Shout! Factory, given the outstanding reputation of Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos,” Herzog said in a statement. “I am confident that our joint efforts to bring my films to the North American public again in brand-new HD quality will be hugely satisfying and rewarding.”