Herzog's BAD LIEUTENANT Coming To VOD!

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Very good news here for those of us who fell in love with Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Cinetic Media's new FilmBuff VOD channel has announced a string of new acquisitions and the Herzog picture is among them.  While the release date is not yet set - and will likely depend on the theatrical release - it is definitely coming and, honestly, I believe this is a film that will find its audience far more successfully on DVD and VOD than it ever will in theaters, where the pressure to conform to box office trends will likely drive it out in a hurry.  Cinetic have a number of other new titles coming as well, check below for the full release.

Since summer 2008, FilmBuff launched as a video-on-demand channel that delivers both new releases and classic films each month, to cable and broadband providers. With over 100 feature films on sites such as iTunes and Hulu, as well cable VOD operators nationwide, FilmBuff is dedicated to bringing quality movies to audiences around the globe.

 

Some current highlights recently launched on FilmBuff's cable VOD channel:

 

SMITHEREENS - Susan Seidelman's 1982 New York indie classic, which features a score by The Feelies and a supporting performance by Richard Hell. One of the first American independent films to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, this film would be the blueprint for future Seidelman productions, including Desperately Seeking Susan and the pilot episode for Sex and the City.

 

WE ARE WIZARDS - A hit at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival, this documentary by Josh Koury is a loving portrait of Harry Potter fans around the United States. From "wizard rock" musicians to bloggers, this is the definitive glimpse at what it means to be a fan of the popular book series.

 

Coming soon to FilmBuff's cable VOD channel:

 

DEMONLOVER - Olivier Assayas' acclaimed psychological thriller, starring Chloe Sevigny and Gina Gershon. (On VOD, starting October 13)

 

THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS - The 1978 cult classic, starring Fred Williamson and Bo Svenson; a source of inspiration for Quentin Tarantino's recent hit Inglourious Basterds.

 

BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS - Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog directs Nicolas Cage in this absorbing portrayal of a trouble detective working the streets of New Orleans. The film, which recently screened at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, also features Val Kilmer and Eva Mendes and will open theatrically later this year. (On VOD, date TBD)

 

Coming soon to the iTunes Movie Store, courtesy of FilmBuff:

 

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE - The influential 1974 original, made available on broadband VOD for the first time ever (in conjunction with MPI and Dark Sky Films)

 

HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER - John McNaughton's 1986 classic thriller, made available on broadband VOD for the first time ever (in conjunction with MPI and Dark Sky Films).


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