Thursday, March 3, 2011

New DVD-company: ATTACKAFANT ENTERTAINMENT


I’m kinda late here in the biz, just when everything is dying and we’re leaving DVD to VOD and similar stuff. But you know, I had to do it. I had to at least once try it, mostly because I want to see some of my favorite obscure movies on non-bootleg DVDs.

So let me introduce to you, ATTACKAFANT ENTERTAINMENT. And it’s possible to write with small letters too ;)

What I miss on the DVD-market is weird Asian movies, odd exploitation from Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and so on. We’re not talking the normal martial arts flicks, we’re talking trashier stuff, wilder stuff. Mondo Macabro, one of the best companies in the biz, has released some amazing Asian stuff – but I don’t even want to compare myself with them. I’m in a much more primitive league.

I bought the rights to two movies, and those two might be the only titles I release… we’ll see what happen. Here they are…

The Killer Elephants (Thailand, 1976)
One of my favorites, this ultra-cheap and ultra-entertaining action movie with superstar-hunk Sombat Metanee will blow your mind when it comes to trashy action. The concept with the movie is that one of the gangs has trained killer-elephants who stomps, crushes and causes havoc to the poor suckers that meet them! You can read my review here. The knocked-out-by-elephant-dick-scene is a classic ;)

Thunder of Gigantic Serpent (Taiwan/Hong Kong,1988)
Yes, Joseph Lao’s cut & paste classic finally out on DVD! For this movie Joseph Lai and Godfrey Ho used footage from a Taiwanese monstermovie, King of Snake, and edited it together with new footage with legendary Pierre Kirby. No Ninjas, but a lot of monster action (Moslar!!!), a terrible cute kid and not always fitting-footage with western actors running around. What’s there not to love?

These versions where prepared for the international video market in the Eighties, so they are in fullscreen and with English dubbing. I’m using digibeta masters directly from Joseph Lai. For The Killer Elephants I MIGHT also include a widescreen version, sourced from a German VHS tape. Because of the cost I will make these on DVD-R, professionally manufactured in a factory. You won’t see any difference from a normal DVD. I will try to include some extras, but more on that later.

I bought the rights for Scandinavia, so the plan is to have at least Swedish subtitles. I’m sure there won’t be any problems for you outside Scandinavia to buy them from some store that ships internationally. I'm just a small business, nothing big and fancy, doing this to be able to see my favorite movies out on disc.

Yeah, that’s it. Check back for more info about release dates, new homepage, coverart, specs and of course screenshots.

Please spread the word about Attackafant Entertaiment and I would be very happy :) And hey, "like" my Facebook-page too! You find it here!

/Fred

12 comments:

Mick said...

Awesome! If no-one else is releasing them, DO IT YOURSELF!!!!!!!

You have the right attitude I like it lol! :)

Michael

Osvaldo Neto said...

Congratulations, Fred! All the best for your new adventure. :)

Albert said...

Fred!

Why not distribute my cut of Tales of an Ancient Empire? I can
't think of a bettervhome Forrest itbin Scaninavia!

Albert Pyun

Sutekh said...

Congratulations! Always good to see a new DVD company. I hope you are able to NOT force the Swedish subtitles on? If the price is right I'm happy to pre-order these two!

Ninja Dixon said...

Thanks to you all! :)

No, no forced Swedish subtitles, I hate that myself and I don't think that will be a problem for these releases.

Osvaldo, you know my bank account got robbed (something called "skimming"), so I'm completely broke? But I haven't forgotten a package to you.

Albert, I think that movie is a bit out of my league regarding budget :)

Mick, I'm very stubborn and if I start to think about something I have to do something about it sooner or later. It might flop, but then I've done it and can say that I tried it at least.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you. What a great idea to release your favourite movies since nobody else do it. I will follow this with interest.

Jesus Manuel said...

Fred:

You will be successful indeed. IFD films are in many ways as porn movies: Most of people says they don't watch them but all of them do!

I am going to hi-jack this post & past it in my blog. This good news deserve so much publicity as possible.

in other order of things...May you consider to add also english subtitles to these titles? I am very sure if you can do it from the swedish ones, they would not take too much time to do them & the movies would get more " markets" outsised Sweden. I have already commented about your project to some spanish people & if the movies can be got online, you will get several orders from Spain. Besides the english subtitles will allow other people from other countries to access to these films.

By the way, last december my bank account was also hijacked & some bastard stole 460 euros from it through Paypal!!!!...yes, not even Paypal is 100% safe nowdays.

Sutter cane said...

Great news Fred! I wish you the best of luck!

Ninja Dixon said...

Sutter Cane, thanks man! I hope this will turn out well. It's hard when I have little money, but I'll do the best I can do!

Patrick B said...

Congrats Fred! This is amazing. I can hardly wait! I will support these releases. I hope you succeed :)

Ninja Dixon said...

Tack Patrick! Efter en längre tid med depression så tror jag att jag funnit en väg ut och det är att släppa asiatiskt exploitation ;)

Jimmy said...

Muy bien!! Hoppas på mkt monster då