Six Films to Make Their U.S. Television Premiere on Sundance Channel On Demand
New York, July 24, 2008 – Sundance Channel will make six new films from the upcoming season of Asia Extreme available on Sundance Channel On Demand beginning August 1, one month prior to the launch of the new season on the linear channel. Old Boy, Re-cycle, The President’s Last Bang, The Red Shoes, will be available in HD as well as standard definition and The Maid and The Ghost of Mae-Nek will be available in standard definition.
Asia Extreme showcases the work of a new wave of innovative filmmakers who have reinvigorated the world of genre movies. These films – ghost stories, revenge thrillers, crime dramas, gonzo comedies and more – are extraordinary to look at and delightfully different to know: strange and provocative tales told with imagination, precision, and verve.
In support of this campaign, Sundance Channel has created MSO customized On Demand spots and will syndicate exclusive broadband content for MSO web portals. Participating operators are Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and Brighthouse Networks
The films premiering on Sundance Channel On Demand are:
Oldboy – Directed by Chan-wook Park. The second film in Park’s revenge trilogy, this classic thriller tells the story of a Seoul businessman seeking bloody payback against the enemies who imprisoned him for 15 years.
The Ghost of Mae Nek – Directed by Mark Duffield. In this new take on a notoriously scary Thai legend, a pair of young newlyweds acquires an abandoned house in Bangkok that is the domain of a vengeful spirit.
The Maid – Directed by Kelvin Tong. Singapore’s first home-grown horror movie centers on a young immigrant who unwittingly breaks the ancient rules governing the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar, when the dead walk the earth.
The President’s Last Bang – Directed by Sang-soo Im. This controversial hit thriller tells the stranger-than-fiction story behind the 1979 assassination of South Korea’s authoritarian leader, President Park Chung Hee.
Re-Cycle – Directed by Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang. Hong Kong’s Pang brothers (The Eye) pull out all the visual stops in this tale of a romance writer who becomes trapped in the eerie world she has imagined for her first horror novel.
The Red Shoes – Directed by Yong-gyun Kim. In this unnerving new take on the Hans Christian Anderson classic, an alluring pair of high heels marches grisly havoc into the lives of an optometrist and her 8-year-old daughter.
About Sundance Channel:
Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, imaginative, and uncompromising, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel’s website address is www.sundancechannel.com.
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