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Koch Ads Cinema Epoch, Lifesize and Lance

20 Jun, 2006 By: Jessica Wolf

Koch Entertainment Distribution is adding three new video labels to its release stable — Cinema Epoch, Lifesize Entertainment and Lance Entertainment Inc.

Cinema Epoch is a new DVD label formed by distribution veteran Gregory Hatanaka, whose credits include John Woo's The Killer and the kung fu classic Master of the Flying Guillotine.

The company's first DVD releases will include The Mummy's Kiss: 2nd Dynasty; I Was A Teenage Movie Maker, a documentary on the sci-fi/horror films of Don Glut, author of the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back novel; Mad Cowgirl, a Narrative-Experimental-Art-Comedy-Horror-Tragedy-Kung Fu epic, and Urban Tales Short, a series of inspirational urban/inner city short films.

Lifesize Entertainment releases about six theatrical and video titles each year. Forthcoming releases Koch will distribute include festival favorite Ryna, Andrew Berends' behind-the-scenes Iraqi doc The Blood of My Brother, which opens in New York theaters June 30, and German comedy Kebab Connection, which hits theaters late in July.

Lance Entertainment has 60 titles already licensed to Koch Vision — including the mysteries of Agatha Christie, P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, Dick Francis, Val McDermid and Georges Simenon; dramatized biographies of Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy, classics such as The Old Man and the Sea and critically acclaimed series such as Wire in the Blood.

Going into 2007, Lance is focusing on acquiring series that are currently or have recently been featured on television with an emphasis on “name” stars. In September Lance releases Richard Burton's lost masterpiece The Assassination of Trotsky.

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