Gotham-based indie Kino Lorber has pacted to become the exclusive distributor of the cult-horror library of Redemption Films for all media in the U.S. and Canada.
Under its new Redemption label, Kino Lorber is set to release up to 35 movies next year from U.K.-based Redemption on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and digital, with broadcast airings also in the offing. Some titles will also play theaters at repertory houses and in midnight screenings.
Initial 2012 releases will include five of French helmer Jean Rollin's erotic vampire outings from the 1970s, including "The Nude Vampire," "Shiver of the Vampires," "The Iron Rose," "Lips of Blood" and "Fascination."
Kino's slate of Redemption pics will be released in re-mastered HD versions based on the 35mm negatives.
Others movies in the Redemption library include Wes Craven's 1985 "The Hills Have Eyes: Part 2," Martin Campbell's 1974 debut "The Sex Thief" and Italian helmer Mario Bava's 1970 "Hatchet for a Honeymoon."