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No more Tartan USA

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28th May 2008 23:12  #1

Manda of Mu Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 458
No more Tartan USA
From Arrow in the Head:

A report hit the net last week that should give fans of extreme Asian cinema, including OLDBOY and SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE, some alarm, if not all-out remorse.

According to reports, Tartan USA of Tartan Asian Extreme DVD releases, has been closed. That's right, closed. In fact, the company closed down so hard, their assets, including their office furniture and the rights to over 100 movies, has been put up for sale by the government, in a 'State Foreclosure Sale' in Los Angeles. That's right, the rights to all their movies are now up for grabs! And their furniture!

Who knew Tartan USA was in such dire straights? Here I thought they were releasing movies left and right (good movies, too), making all sorts of money and living the DVD distributor's dream. And maybe they were... for a while. Now... now they've (somehow) lost it all.

Full details of the 'why' they're being foreclosed on has not been released or announced, but you can check out the public foreclosure sale announcement by clicking HERE. What will become of all those titles? Stay tuned as I'm sure this is not the last we've heard about this crazy deal. Bummer for Tartan USA, and bummer for fans of their DVDs... they really put together a fine product.


...shame.

29th May 2008 1:33  #2

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Hurry and get your commemorative Gabe Powers' Cover Quote edition of Silk while you still can.

Wink

29th May 2008 4:36  #3

Sam Spade Member Join Date: January 2007 Location: United States Posts: 2,030 Send a message via MSN to Sam Spade
At least we still have Dragon Dynasty.To bad they kinda suck compared to Tartan though.

29th May 2008 5:24  #4

Manda of Mu Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 458
Sam Spade wrote: At least we still have Dragon Dynasty.To bad they kinda suck compared to Tartan though.

And DD only releases action films. What's to happen to the future films? I better hurry up and find Carved.

*Here's hoping someone picks up the rights to Tetsuo: The Iron Man so we can have a snazzy special edition (yeah, right).

29th May 2008 8:17  #5

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Good thing Tartan UK mostly release region free titles.

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