Palisades Obtains Majority of Tartan Library9 Jul, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey
Not long after purchasing Tartan Film's U.S. library of independent films, Palisades Media Corp. has acquired the majority of Tartan Films' U.K. library and will begin distributing DVDs from the collection this winter, starting with titles under the Asia Extreme banner.
Palisades will follow that with boxed sets and Blu-ray Disc releases as well.
“There's no denying (former Tartan Films owner) Hamish McAlpine had a brilliant eye for cinema. He amassed and distributed an extraordinary amount of thought-provoking and avant-garde films in three continents no less, and exposed audiences worldwide to some really remarkable and astonishing work,” said Palisades co-manager Kevin Burns. “We are thrilled to own the rights to the majority of both Tartan libraries and look forward to giving these films the kind of treatment they deserve and the attention that fans of independent cinema will truly appreciate.”