Cinedigm a leading independent content distributor, announced today that it has partnered with the production and distribution label, Crimson Forest Films, on a new multi-year pact. Under the deal, Cinedigm will release Crimson Forest’s pictures across all home entertainment channels, including DVD/Blu-Ray/4K, digital platforms, cable and satellite VOD and broadcast television. The new partnership covers North America and, for select titles, international territories
Formed in 2010 and with offices in both Los Angeles and Shanghai, Crimson Forest is led by CEO, Jonathan Lim, a long-time industry veteran, producer and director (PALI ROAD, THE JADE PENDANT). Crimson Forest specializes in curated Asian cinema, both titles originating out of Asia and those featuring Asian actors, characters and themes, and encompassing commercial genres such as action, martial arts, sci-fi espically focusing on Action.
The first release under the deal will be the Hong Kong-Chinese action thriller, SHOCKWAVE, which boasts a US$23 million production budget and stars Hong Kong legend Andy Lau, as a bomb disposal specialist battling a criminal mastermind. The picture earned over US$58M in international box office in 2017. Cinedigm released SHOCKWAVE on January 2, 2018 on DVD/Blu-Ray and Digital
Cinedigm will release the Hong Kong actioner, EXTRAORDINARY MISSION, hailing from writer/director, Alan Mak (INFERNAL AFFAIRS), on February 6, 2018. Crimson Forest previously released EXTRAORDINARY MISSION theatrically last spring in limited markets in the US.
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