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SAMURAI COP OFFICIAL T-SHIRT:

- Rare Limited Edition T-Shirt from the cult movie classic!
- 100% Cotton
- Gildan Brand
- Color: Black
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large

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SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE OFFICIAL T-SHIRT:

- Official Limited Edition
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- Color: Black
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CINEMA EPOCH SIGNS MATT CIMBER TRIO


Cinema Epoch has signed a North American distribution deal for a trio of acclaimed director Matt Cimber's classic films: BUTTERFLY, HUNDRA and THE WITCH WHO CAME IN FROM THE SEA. The films will be presented in brand new transfers from original 35mm film materials and released in special editions containing interviews with cast & crew along with other bonus features.

BUTTERFLY stars Pia Zadora, Orson Welles, Stacy Keach and is based on a novel by James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice). It won a Golden Globe Award in 1982 and the music score was composed by the legendary Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, The Untouchables).

HUNDRA stars Laurene Landon as a hunter/warriorress to vows revenge on those who slayed her family.

THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA stars Millie Perkins (The Diary of Anne Frank) as a disturbed woman who, haunted by memories of childhood abuse, embarks on a terrifying murder spree. The film was photographed by Dean Cundey (Halloween, The Fog, Escape From New York)

The company has also made a deal with Matt Cimber to produce a yet to be announced feature film which will be directed by Cimber.

IN PRODUCTION:

HOLY TERROR in Production

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Coming off from co-writing and co-directing SOCIOPATHIA, Rich Mallery has written and is directing HOLY TERROR for Cineridge Entertainment. HOLY TERROR is about a series of murders connected to the possession of a young woman; a throwback to the horror films of the 1970s but with its own thinking forward approach.

The cast includes Kristine DeBell (Hunter, Meatballs, Battle Creek Brawl), Lisa London (H.O.T.S., Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance , Sudden Impact), Mel Novak (Game of Death, Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance, An Eye For An Eye), Jesse Hlubik (May, Caged Beauty), Kelly Lynn Reiter, Scott Butler (Hunter) and Nicole Olsen.

RISE OF THE SCARECROWS: HELL ON EARTH in Production

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RISE OF THE SCARECROWS: HELL ON EARTH is a sequel to the 2003 film RISE OF THE SCARECROWS, bringing New England filmmaker Geno McGahee back to his roots. Produced by Xposse Productions, the horror film finds a quiet town finds that a deadly secret from their past has come back with a vengeance to take over its inhabitants. Written by McGahee and is will be directed by both McGahee and John Reigns (Snuff: Diary of a Serial Killer, Bullets For Jesus).

ENTER THE SAMURAI in Production

ENTER THE SAMURAI is a 2017 documentary film which follows the making of the feature film SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE. It follows the film crew and artists as they deal with clashes of generations, taste and approach to sanity while attempting to complete production of the film. Directed by Brent Baisley, the documentary features Bai Ling, Tommy Wiseau, Kayden Kross, Mark Frazer, Mindy Robinson, Cranston Komuro, Mel Novak, Lexi Belle and the Samurai Cop himself, Mathew Karedas.

DARLING NIKKI in Production

Currently in production. "Darling Nikki" is an Alice in Wonderland-inspired fantasy/drama about a young woman Nikki (Nicole D'Angelo) is a carefree, fun-loving girl, juggling the men in her life in her quest for the ultimate love. She soon falls into a fantasy world where she is no longer able to distinguish her real life with her "secret" one.

This film is directed by Gregory Hatanaka and also stars James Duval, Jamie Bernadette, Barry O'Rourke, and Elana Krausz.

"DV" HAS COMPLETED PRODUCTION

DV, a new film by Evan Jacobs (Watching a Movie) follows James, a serial killer, who has taken to recording his life so that he can examine it and stay one step ahead of the authorities. He soon finds himself haunted by one of his victims.

This film has just completed production.

From Movieweb news article:

Evan Jacobs ' low-fi odyssey Dv has been picked up for worldwide distribution by Burbank, CA based distributor Cinema Epoch. In order to increase the viewing experience, Cinema Epoch plans to offer this title on DVD in what they call "Terror-Depth 3D."

States Cinema Epoch owner, Gregory Hatanaka:

"In the tradition of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Evan Jacobs has created an intense journey into the mind of a madman. The experience, especially in 3D, is horrifying and claustrophobic! We are delighted to finally be working with Evan Jacobs on Dv after having first seen his work in Watching a Movie fifteen years ago. Dv is one of the most terrifying experiences you will ever have, especially in 3D - the realism is so genuine that one forgets it is a movie and not real life."

As a bonus, the disc will include Dv in both 2D and 3D.

"BLUE DREAM" IS COMPLETED

A Co-production of Cinema Epoch and CineRidge Entertainment, the cult drama BLUE DREAM is now completed. The film stars James Duval (Donnie Darko) as a news writer who finds himself caught up in a world of sex, drugs and corporate takeovers as he tries to solve a series of murders. The film also stars Dominique Swain (Lolita, Face Off), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman), Kayden Kross (As Wonderland Goes By), Noah Hathaway (Sushi Girl), Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Sal Landi (Desperate Housewives) and Richard Riehle (Office Space).

The film will be released theatrically in the Spring.

COMING SOON:


Coming Soon to Amazon Prime Now:
THE MOTION: GOOCH'S JOURNEY

Directed by Jonah Stern
With Ryan "Gooch" Nelson
After being paralyzed in a car accident at the age of 18, musician Ryan 'Gooch' Nelson struggled to reconnect with his passion. But after years of physical and emotional rehabilitation, nothing could stop him from playing the guitar again--not even his paralyzed hands. With a special technique for playing and renewed sense of purpose, Gooch has spent the past decade creating music despite the obstacles he encounters every day, from morning to midnight. This documentary follows his progress as he records a studio album with his new band, Gooch and the Motion, and Grammy-winning music producer, Joe 'the Butcher' Nicolo. Gooch's unique musical style--which blends country, blues, rock, and hip hop--takes us on a journey through his world of love, pain, faith, and medicine in THE MOTION: GOOCH'S JOURNEY.

Cinema Epoch acquires
Raoul Ruiz film


Cinema Epoch has acquired North American rights to BLIND REVENGE, directed by the late internationally acclaimed director Raoul Ruiz and starring Daryl Hannah and Tom Conti

A famous eccentric author, blinded in a horrific accident, hires a female assistant to help him write his final opus, only to discover she has another agenda. As the story unfolds, her secret is revealed and both of their pasts, could cost them their future.

Cinema Epoch will release the film theatrically in late Spring.

Cinema Epoch acquires
"GUNLESS"


Cinema Epoch has acquired U.S. distribution rights of GUNLESS, a comedy-western adventure starring Paul Gross (TV's "Due South"), Sienna Guillory ("Love Actually", "Eragon"), Dustin Milligan (TV's "90210"), Tyler Mane ("X-Men"), Callum Keith Rennie (TV's "Alphas") and Graham Greene ("Twilight: New Moon," "Dances With Wolves").

GUNLESS is about a hardened American gunslinger who repeatedly thwarted in his attempts to mount a showdown in a friendly town in Canada where no one seems to understand or appreciate the brutal code of the American Wild West.

GUNLESS opens in New York, Portland, Phoenix and Los Angeles on July 15, and expands in San Francisco, Seattle and Philadelphia on July 29.

Cinema Epoch acquires
"THE CHAMELEON"


Cinema Epoch has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Famke Janssen-starrer THE CHAMELEON (Le Cameleon).

Lleju will be working with Cinema Epoch to secure cineplexes in the top U.S. markets. The picture which premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival, was penned by Salome and Natalie Carter and produced by William O. Perkins, Ram Bergman, Cooper Richey, Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar and Pierre Kubel.

THE CHAMELEON is directed by Jean-Paul Salomé and stars Famke Janssen ('X-Men' trilogy, 'GoldenEye'), Emilie de Ravin ('Lost,' 'Remember Me'), Ellen Barkin ('Oceans 13,' 'Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas'), Brian Geraghty ('The Hurt Locker,' 'Jarhead'), Nick Stahl ('Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,' 'Sin City'), and Marc-André Grondin ('C.R.A.Z.Y.') and Nick Chinlund ('Con Air,' 'Training Day')

THE CHAMELEON follows a fractured family as they welcome home a son (Grondin) who had been missing for years. When the details of his sudden reappearance don't quite add up, the suspicions of a determined FBI agent (Janssen) are raised. As pieces of a mysterious puzzle fall together, an unveiled past reveals deep and dark secrets. This bizarre true story is based off the best-selling novel by Christophe D' Antonio.

THE CHAMELEON, release by Lleju Productions in association with Cinema Epoch, will open in Los Angeles, Seattle, St. Louis, San Francisco, Portland and Minneapolis on July 8, expanding in New York and Phoenix on July 15 and in Palm Desert, CA on July 22.

Cinema Epoch acquires "SKIRT DAY"


Cinema Epoch has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Isabelle Adjani-starrer SKIRT DAY (La Journee De La Jupe). The film is Adjani's return to the screen after a five year hiatus and premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.

The deal was negotiated between Cinema Epoch president Gregory Hatanaka and Rezo Films head of international sales Sebastien Chesneau. It is a Mascaret Films/Arte France/RTBF/Fontana Belgium Production and is directed by Jean-Paul Lilienfeld.

Screen veteran Isabelle Adjani stars as Sonia Bergerac, an instructor at a school for "difficult" children. As if that role were not demanding enough, Sonia's husband suddenly and inexplicably leaves her, and she encounters considerable problems adjusting to her work environment. She thus finds herself careening toward a nervous breakdown, with seemingly no way to stop.

Compounding matters is Sonia's decision to buck the principal's rule of no skirts for female teachers, a policy she resents. Sonia's world explodes into chaos one afternoon when she discovers a gun in one of her students' bags. Acting spontaneously and indignantly, she seizes it and fires an accidental shot, wounding one pupil's leg. The incident gets misread and draws untoward attention, and before long parents, politicians, law officers and the media surround the school and turn an unfortunate incident into a full-blown hostage crisis that may well push Sonia over the edge of sanity.

Cinema Epoch will release the film theatrically in early Spring.

The acquisition is one of the first of Cinema Epoch's theatrical acquisitions as it branches into the arthouse/foreign language market.

Press inquiries, please contact Warren Hong, info@cinemaepoch.com

Official website: http://www.rezofilms.com/distribution/la-journee-de-la-jupe

Trailer links:
http://www.moviestrailer.org/skirt-day-movie-trailer.html
http://www.azmovies.net/la-journee-de-la-jupe.html

Cinema Epoch acquires "HIDDEN LOVE"


Cinema Epoch has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Italian production L'AMOUR CACHE (Hidden Love) directed by Alessandro Capone. The film stars Isabelle Huppert, Greta Scacchi and Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds). It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is a Cristaldi Pictures Production.

The deal was negotiated between Cinema Epoch president Gregory Hatanaka and Parkland Pictures CEO John Cairns and International Sales head Ivo Fiorenza.

Isabelle Huppert plays Danielle, a middle-aged woman rebounding from the trauma of an unsuccessful suicide attempt, and wrestling resolutely with the inner demons that propelled her into that tragic emotional state. Greta Scacchi (White Mischief) co-stars as Dr. Nielsen, the psychiatrist assigned to guide Danielle through therapy and recovery.

Though the patient initially presents herself as unwilling to vocalize, in time she picks up a pen and attempts to write, letting the words flow out of her, cathartically, onto paper. It becomes apparent to both doctor and subject that the source of Danielle's trauma lies in her dysfunctional, estranged relationship with her daughter, Sophie (Mélanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds) - now a contented, healthy wife and mother with a husband and a small child of her own - and that Danielle herself caused the schism by allowing irrational feelings of jealousy and inadequacy to separate her from Sophie.

Danielle soon realizes that if she is to make any progress on emotional and psychological levels, she and Sophie must work through the immense obstacle of anger that divides them.

The acquisition is one of the first of Cinema Epoch's theatrical acquisitions as it branches into the arthouse/foreign language market. Cinema Epoch president Gregory Hatanaka says "We are delighted to be bringing this intense drama, featuring a terrific performance by Isabelle Huppert, to the American audience. It is a compelling account of the conflictions of motherhood."

Press inquiries, please contact Warren Hong, info@cinemaepoch.com

Official website: http://www.lamourcache-lefilm.com/

Trailer:
http://www.movieplayer.it/trailer/3977/l-amore-nascosto-trailer/

Cinema Epoch acquires film noir BREAK from Odyssey Motion Pictures


Break, directed by Marc Clebanoff, is a stylistic noir drama about an introverted hit man named Frank who is contracted to carry out an unusual job. When the city's crime boss, known only as "The Man", discovers that he's terminally ill, he enlists Frank to carry out his own assassination.

BREAK features an all-star cast including Frank Krueger, Sarah Thompson, Chad Everett, Michael Madsen, David Carradine, Charles Durning, James Russo, Mackenzie Firgens, Matthew Jones & martial arts master Xin Sarith Wuku.

The film will be released theatrically in May.

Official website: www.nocleanbreak.com

Cinema Epoch acquires award-winning Canadian film THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY


When a woman plummets from her condo balcony in Toronto's West Queen West neighbourhood, five turbulent lives collide, releasing spurts and geysers of long suppressed sexuality and aggression.

The film has been nominated for four Genie Awards and is a five-time Festival award winner.

THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly and was produced by Gass-Donnelly and Lee Kim. It is a 20/40 Production.

The film will be released theatrically in May.

Official website: www.thisbeautifulcity.ca

IN THEATERS:

CULT CLASSIC "SAMURAI COP" HITS THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUIT


The cult classic film SAMURAI COP will be distributed by Cinema Epoch to the midnight theatrical circuit starting in May. The film stars Robert Z'Dar, Matt Hannon and Mark Frazer.

Special Edition: remastered from the newly discovered 35mm negatives and featuring new interviews with stars Robert Z'Dar, Gerald Okamura, and cinematographer Peter Palian. A deadly "Code of Silence" sweeps through Los Angeles as gang violence erupts,taking no prisoners and leaving no witnesses alive. The police find themselves outgunned and out-sword-ed by Fujiyama's infamous Katana gang. Only one man has the training, expertise and swordsmanship needed to break the code. His name is Joe Marshall (Matt Hannon). They call him Samurai. He speaks fluent Japanese. He was trained by "The Masters" in Japan. Joe must strike a balance between his insatiable appetite for women and his quest to stop the gang violence. Endless obstacles abound; A horny nurse, a sex crazed policewoman, legendary henchmen (Robert Z'dar and Gerald Okamura) and countless petty thugs! Hilarity ensues but not how you might expect in this remastered so-bad-it's-good epic cult-classic. Katana [n]: Japanese sword.

See the official trailer here:

http://youtu.be/R6OoZNdAQuA

THEATRICAL DATES:

5/31: NUART THEATRE, LOS ANGELES
5/31-6/1: UPTOWN THEATRE, MINNEAPOLIS
6/7: RIVER OAKS THEATRE, HOUSTON
6/7-8: E STREET CINEMA, WASHINGTON DC
6/7: RITZ AT THE BOURSE, PHILADELPHIA 6/14-15: INWOOD THEATRE, DALLAS
6/28-29: SUNSHINE CINEMAS, NYC
6/28-29: ESQUIRE THEATRE, DENVER

June 3 - 9, 2011 at Culver Plaza Theatres


Red carpet premiere on Friday, June 3, Screening: 8:50pm show!

Purchase tickets for the red carpet premiere at http://aproperviolencefriday.eventbrite.com/.

A PROPER VIOLENCE is now playing. For more information, http://www.culverplazatheatres.com/movieRunDetail.php?movieRunId=981.

A PROPER VIOLENCE directed by Chris Faulisi and Matt Robinson; and starring Randy Spence, Justin Morck, Shawn Mahoney, Will Brunson and Beverly Lauchner will run theatrically for one week starting with a red carpet at the Friday, June 3, 8:50pm screening, Q&A and afterparty.

How far can we go before change becomes impossible? After being released from prison, Morgan Edwards is striving for change and searching for a new life. Desperate for connection, he accompanies three strangers into the woods, and is forced to confront the demons of his past. When it is revealed that his new-found friends are connected to his alleged crimes, redemption becomes secondary to survival. A slow burn to an explosive finish, A PROPER VIOLENCE is at once a compelling human drama that builds into an edge of your seat thriller that will keep audiences guessing until the final shocking frame. Ultimately a discussion piece, the film challenges its viewers to question their perception of morality.

June 3 - 9, 2011 at Culver Plaza Theatres


Red carpet premiere on Friday, June 3, Screening: 7:20pm show!

Purchase tickets for the red carpet premiere at http://puttputtfriday.eventbrite.com/.

THE PUTT PUTT SYNDROME is now playing. For more information, http://www.culverplazatheatres.com/movieRunDetail.php?movieRunId=980.

THE PUTT PUTT SYNDROME directed by Allen Cognata and starring Jason London (Dazed & Confused, The Man In The Moon), David Chokachi (Baywatch, Witchblade), Thea Gill (Queer as Folk, Riverworld), Heather Tom (The Bold & The Beautiful), Robert Maschio (Scrubs) and Paul Diomede (The Sopranos) will run theatrically for one week (June 3-9, 2011) starting with a red carpet at the Friday, June 3, 7:20pm screening, Q&A and afterparty.

Tired of hearing his bitter friend's hypothesis on why marriages fail and wives cheat, one good day, happily married Johnny (Jason London) decides to check his buddy's theories, and realizes he's got all the symptoms himself. Suddenly, Johnny's perception of suburban marital bliss comes tumbling down, as he finds himself trying to save his marriage in the midst of a midlife crisis.

LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL PREMIERE


January 7-13, 2011 at Culver Plaza Theatres

Red carpet premiere on Friday, January 7, 7:20pm show!
Purchase tickets for the red carpet premiere at
http://violentblue.eventbrite.com/

Q&A with filmmakers and cast after the Thursday, January 13, 7:20 show!
Purchase tickets for Closing Night with Q&A at
http://violentblueclosing.eventbrite.com/

VIOLENT BLUE directed by Gregory Hatanaka and starring Silvia Suvadova (Kolya, Polanski: Unauthorized), Jesse Hlubik (I Know Who Killed Me, May), Nick Mancuso (Under Siege, Rapid Fire, Nightwing) will debut theatrically in January starting with a red carpet premiere at the Friday, January 7, 7:15pm screening along with an afterparty at the House Of Blues

From the director of Mad Cowgirl comes a new study in obsession and madness.

Katarina (Silvia Suvadova, Kolya) is a music teacher intent on completing and uncovering the mystery behind an unfinished symphony. She worries about her brother, Ondrej (Jesse Hlubik), an introverted electronics inventor who finds himself falling in love with the mysterious student who lives downstairs. His work is also being financed by reputedly shady and dangerous people. One day, Katarina's ex-husband Pietro (Nick Mancuso) shows up in her house and locks her in a cage.

Philip Pullman's THE BUTTERFLY TATTOO debuts in April


Cinema Epoch has acquired THE BUTTERFLY TATTOO based on the best-selling novel by Philip Pullman (The Golden Compass).

The film follows the ill-fated "Romeo and Juliet"-like romance of two teenage lovers from the gritty side of Oxford. The Butterfly Tattoo introduces a fresh young cast, a soundtrack of unsigned bands from Oxford's vibrant music scene, and a score by veteran renowned composer Ludovico Einaudi to tell a truly heartbreaking story of love and death.

THE BUTTERFLY TATTOO will be theatrically released starting April 17.

It is directed by Phil Hawkins and is a Dynamic Entertainment Production.

Sam's Lake Premieres in L.A.

LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL PREMIERE
January 30-February 5, Laemmle's Grande Theatre
Showtimes at www.laemmle.com

From the producers of "Twilight" and Madonna's Maverick Films.

Inspired by a murder-mystery-turned-legend surrounding a massacre near "Sam's Lake," the film follows Sam, a young woman who, every summer, returns home to the secluded lakeside cottage she grew up in, to reconnect with her traditions and memories of the past deep within an isolated forest. This year's guests are a group of hip, young urbanites, who join Sam on her annual trip. But when Sam and her childhood friend and local to the area, Jesse, take the group on an adventure to revisit the site of the murder they all come face to face with the terrifying legend of "Sam's Lake."

Inspirational Drama P.J. Hits Theaters In November!

LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL PREMIERE
November 7-13, Laemmle's Grande Theatre
Q&A with filmmakers and cast after the Friday 7:30 show!
Purchase tickets at www.laemmle.com

P.J. directed by Russ Emanuel and starring Howard Nash, John Heard (Home Alone, Mindwalk), Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), Patricia Rae (Maria Full of Grace), Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager) and Hallie Kate Eisenberg (Bicentennial Man) will debut theatrically in November.

A man who calls himself P.J. (played by Howard Nash), has witnessed a horrific accident and subsequently retreats within himself. He barely talks, and doesn't even know who he is. He is brought to a hospital where the resident doctor (John Heard) tries to get through to him with the help of his assistant (Vincent Pastore) and P.J.'s bitter ex-girlfriend (Patricia Rae). All the while, the doctor is fighting his own life's demons, and an out-of-touch supervisor (Robert Picardo) who wants P.J. permanently committed.

Relevant questions of God and faith are tackled in this dramatic, yet inspiring film based on Mark McQuown's award-winning play.

Circulation Makes Its Theatrical Premiere

LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL PREMIERE
November 7-13, Laemmle's Grande Theatre
Q&A with filmmaker and cast at the Saturday 9:45 show!
Purchase tickets at www.laemmle.com

A Film by Ryan Harper

Ana is a middle aged Mexican woman who works at her family's restaurant. On her way to visit her new boyfriend at a beach side hotel, her jealous ex-husband attempts a vicious kidnapping resulting in a car accident that kills them both. Ana crawls out of the wreckage and in the sweltering heat walks down the highway towards the nearest town.

Finally, a vehicle stops. Gene is an older American tourist vacationing in Baja. He's retired and has rough way about him. He waves Ana into his RV, but they immediately encounter a communication barrier. Ana doesn't speak English and Gene doesn't speak Spanish. Ana soon finds that her world is not the same. The hotel where she was supposed to meet her boyfriend is in ruins and the people that inhabit it seem more animal like than human. She demands that Gene takes her back home, but when she gets there her dead brother rejects her and she is forced to continue with Gene.

Later that night she has a disturbing nightmare that introduces her to her animal self. She dreams of moths and caterpillars intertwined with human limbs and body parts. She wakes up more confused and shaken, but her journey continues until she learns to embrace her animal self.

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