Drafthouse Films Acquires North American Rights To “COMIN’ AT YA! 3D” From Fantastic Fest 2011
Fantastic Fest 2011 selection COMIN’ AT YA! 3D has been a huge hit at the festival and Drafthouse Films has some exciting news! Read on for the press release and also read Lars’ essay on COMIN’ AT YA! and the meaning of 3D here.
AUSTIN, TX – Thursday, September 29, 2011– Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced the acquisition of North American rights to COMIN AT YA! 3D following the premiere of its stunning new restoration at Fantastic Fest 2011. In 1981, armed with exclusively developed, cutting-edge 3D technology co-writer/producer/star Tony Anthony enlisted Italian genre veteran Fernando Baldi to realize the first-ever 3D spaghetti western – a grindhouse-fueled tale of a vengeful gunslinger. Breaking indie box office records, COMIN’ AT YA! 3D is credited with igniting a resurgence of studio-produced 3D films. Thirty years later, Anthony and producer Tom Stern of STERNCO 3D have broken new frontiers again with the first fully restored classic 3D film in high-definition, utilizing contemporary state-of-art RealDä3D technology. A limited theatrical re-release tour is planned for 2012.
“We felt that Drafthouse Films, with their young and aggressive leadership, combined with a new model for 3D distribution, gave us the best chance to reach both longtime fans of the film and new audiences,” says Tony Anthony.
“In a barrage of flying arrows, snakes and old-school 3D thrills COMIN’ AT YA! certainly delivers,” Drafthouse Films director Evan Husney says, “and matching quintessential 80s-style 3D with cutting-edge contemporary technology is going to make for the ultimate 3D experience for movie-goers.”
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Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of FOUR LIONS (Top 10 Film of 2010 by Time Magazine). Drafthouse Films is dedicated to scouring the globe in search of amazing, challenging and unique films that we are passionate about sharing with a wide audience. Current projects include THE FP and THE ABCs OF DEATH. Drafthouse Films along with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Mondo, Fantastic Fest and Badass Digest comprise the growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand.