Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tartan USA closes

 border=Tartan Video USA, one of the prime distributors for English-subtitled Thai films on DVD in the U.S., has closed, according to a report by Variety.

Known for its Asia Extreme lineup of horror titles, Tartan USA's DVD releases include the original Shutter, as well as Dorm, Ghost of Mae Nak and the Pang Bros.' Ab-Normal Beauty and One Take Only. One of their recent releases was The Victim.

In all, Tartan USA's catalog numbers 101 titles, according to Variety.

A foreclosure sale was ordered to dispose of the film library and office furniture.

Wonder if anyone bought the rights to their catalog, and if so, who?

See also:

(Via Bloody Disgusting, Kaiju Shakedown)

1 comment:

  1. I'm saddened to read this. By some dint of coincidence, I picked up The Ghost of Mae Nak as part of my effort to see every film on the Tartan USA label at the Denver Public Library.


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