Shout! Factory and Korea’s CJ E&M announce multi-property home entertainment and digital distribution deal
SHOUT! FACTORY AND KOREA’S CJ E&M
MULTI-PROPERTY HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL
POPULAR OVERSEAS BOX OFFICE HITS INCLUDE
KOREAN 3D EPIC THRILLER SECTOR 7 and QUICK
Los Angeles, California– Shout! Factory announced today a multi-year agreement with CJ E&M, the leading film distribution and production company in Korea, to be the exclusive North American home entertainment distributor for two widely popular Korean motion pictures. The announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founding partners Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; andCJ E&M America’s CEO Joon Choi.
Under the multi-property alliance, Shout! Factory has secured the rights to distribute the Korean 3D creature thriller SECTOR 7 and action-packed adventure QUICK for all packaged media (DVD/Blu-ray) home entertainment releases and digital distribution in the U.S and Canada.
“We’re excited about this opportunity with CJ E&M and look forward to bringing these films to North American movie fans and reaching new audiences through upcoming physical and digital releases. These beautifully made, highly entertaining features are perfect additions to our ever-growing world cinema library.” state Shout! Factory’s founding partners.
“CJ E&M is excited for Shout! Factory to feature our movies to their discerning fans. The titles we are launching are high-octane adventures featuring the best of Korea’s popular movies right now. We look forward to these films finding and entertaining a whole new audience” enthuses Joon Choi of CJ E&M America, the US subsidiary.
Hae-jun is working as a marine equipment manager on an old oil prospecting ship stationed at Sector 7, the mining area in the vast open sea located off the southern tip of Jeju Island. One day, a new recruit sinks to the bottom of the sea. Evidence suggests that it was not an accident as other crew members begin to turn up dead. The few survivors soon discover an underwater creature. This viral monster infiltrated the ship through the drilling pipe and has been feeding on crew to survive. As Hae-jun and her crew members lose all communications to the outside world, their frantic fights for their lives begin…
This acclaimed 3D blockbuster motion picture is directed by Kim Ji-Hoon.
From the filmmakers of international hit Haeundae (Tidal Wave) comes a non-stop motorbike action adventure. Former motorcycle gang member Ki-su makes a living as a bike messenger. One day, he escorts a female singer to a TV station. As she puts a bike helmet on her head, a timer mechanism is triggered and a countdown clock appears. Ki-su gets a call from a stranger telling the helmet is booby-trapped and will blow up if he fails to make a series of deliveries within a fixed time limit. With the police hot on his trail, he races against time to complete his last mission.
About CJ E&M
CJ E&M is one of Asia’s leading entertainment and media companies and a total content provider encompassing broadcast networks and original programs, film production and distribution, music performances and distribution, and interactive game publishing and portals. Since 1995, CJ E&M has been the cornerstone of the Korean entertainment industry and leading its growing influence around the globe. Through its array of theatrical films, network of premiere multiplex cinemas, wide selection of video and DVD titles, the company provides an outstanding entertainment experience and is becoming a world-class entertainment group. For more information about CJ E&M, visit en.cjenm.com
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com