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Focus World Titles to Be Released on DVD in the U.S.

Posted October 31, 2011

Entertainment One U.S. announces agreement with Focus Features to release Focus World titles on DVD in the U.S.

The first two titles to be released under this agreement are Thomas Vinterberg’s Submarino and Alma Har’el’s Bombay Beach.

Entertainment One (eOne) has entered into a U.S. agreement with Focus Features to release select titles on DVD from their recently launched digital premiere label Focus World.  The first title under the agreement is the award-winning film Submarino from Thomas Vinterberg. Bombay Beach, which won the documentary prize at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, will debut digitally November 1st, and roll out on DVD in January. Launched earlier this year as a Focus Features digital distribution initiative, Focus World identifies and curates the most exciting voices in international and independent cinema. Part of Focus Features’ multi-platform strategy, Focus World presents titles of genuine vision and originality as premiere releases on EST, iVOD, and VOD, along with DVD and other formats. “We are thrilled to be working with Focus Features and to align our company with an innovative brand like Focus World, which is striving to present quality, daring and bold filmmaking to consumers,” commented Michael E. Rosenberg, President Film & Distribution, Entertainment One U.S. Set in modern-day Copenhagen, Submarino, Focus World’s premiere DVD release through Entertainment One, tells the unforgettable story of two brothers, long estranged and haunted by a dark secret buried in their past.  The winner of Scandinavia’s top film award, Submarino is directed by Thomas Vinterberg, whose earlier film The Celebration is also part of the Focus Features library and is now available on various platforms, including iTunes, for the first time ever.
Bombay Beach, the award-winning documentary from director Alma Har’el and producer Boaz Yakin, paints a vivid, stylistic portrait of a forgotten California town and its unique inhabitants, beautifully realized and set to the music of Beirut and Bob Dylan. It has played at festivals throughout the world, including Berlin and Tribeca, where it received the documentary prize.