Tartan Films returns with a Thirst

A much-loved distributor makes a grand return.

PHpuUuqxwM3gsyThe Associates are delighted to announce the return of the much loved and celebrated Tartan Films name and catalogue – now rebranded as Palisades Tartan.
In July 2008, the highly respected US company Palisades Pictures and its parent company Palisades Media Corp acquired a majority of Tartan Film UK’s 400-plus film library assets and branded their new division Palisades Tartan. Now bigger, better and bolder than before, Palisades Tartan will continue to expand on an already distinctive and provocative catalogue of films and to re-introduce the most popular elements of the former Tartan label to a whole new audience through DVD re-releases and exclusive DVD box sets, as well as through brand new releases in both the theatrical and home entertainment markets.

First of all, in late September, Palisades Tartan will be releasing the Andy Lau-starring Asian thriller A World Without Thieves and the New Queer Cinema classic Swoon on DVD. In the next few days we will announce the Palisades Tartan DVD and Blu-ray titles scheduled for release in October, November and December

In addition to this, Palisades Tartan is offering fans the chance to enter a fang-tastic competition. Check it out below.
To tie-in with the forthcoming UK theatrical release of director Park Chan-wook’s latest movie, Thirst, Palisades Tartan is offering movie fans a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win a trip for two to London to attend the UK premiere of Thirst and to meet Park Chan-wook in person.
All entrants have to do is visit http://www.palisadestartan.com/contest_uk.asp between now and midnight on Sunday 27 September and enter their details on the competition page. So time is of the essence with this one!

A winner and two runners-up will be randomly selected from those who enter. The grand prize winner will win a trip for two to London to attend the UK premiere of Thirst at the Curzon Soho cinema on Monday 05 October 2009, hosted by Metrodome Distribution in association with Palisades Tartan UK. The winner and a friend will also have the opportunity to meet and have lunch with the film’s celebrated director, Park Chan-wook. The grand prize includes roundtrip transportation to London from the major airport or train station nearest to the winner’s home address, as well as overnight hotel accommodation for their stay in London.

The two runners-up will each receive a copy of the Vengeance Trilogy DVD boxset released by Palisades Tartan UK.

Thirst will open at UK cinemas on 16 October 2009.