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Billy Gil graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and has worked for People and Daily Variety. He is the editor of the Pipeline section and IndieFile, both of which highlight independent films on DVD. For IndieFile tips and inquiries, email bgil@questex.com. For inclusion on IndieFile's Feedroom channel, contact Renee Rosado (rrosado@questex.com). Follow IndieFile on Twitter, at Twitter.com/IndieFile.


Fox Bows World Cinema Label

10 Aug, 2011 By: Billy Gil

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on Sept. 27th will launch its new Fox World Cinema line of global, festival-favorite films on disc and VOD.

First up are China’s The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman; India’s Dum Maaro Dum; and Italy’s Angel of Evil. DVDs cost $29.98; prebook is Aug. 17.

Additionally, the label will rebrand Slumdog Millionaire, La Misma Luna; Night Watch, Day Watch; and My Name Is Khan, under the new label.

“Filmmakers around the world are creating provocative and entertaining films, many of which are rarely seen outside their native countries,” said Mary Daily, EVP of marketing with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. “With Fox World Cinema, we are committed to introducing these films to passionate audiences in America that are eager to embrace a range of cultures and experiences.”

Marital arts film The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman, about the journey of a mystical blade passing through the hands of three men, previously was released through VOD July 12.

Dum Maaro Dum, starring Bollywood superstars Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu, follows a cop trying to take on the mafia and a college student who turns to crime when his scholarship falls through. The DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Angel of Evil
received eight David di Donatello nominations from the Italian Academy and is based on the memoirs of gang leader Renato Vallanzasca. The DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette, and deleted and extended scenes.

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