China Lion And Metrodome Bringing 3D SEX AND ZEN: EXTREME ECSTASY To The UK
Watch out, UK. Your movie screens are about to get sexier with word that China Lion are teaming up with Metrodome to bring 3D Sex And Zen: Extreme Ecstasy to local screens. This is an expansion of the deal China Lion already has in place to release Sex And Zen in the US in August. Here's the official word and you can check out the uncensored trailer below.
London/Los Angeles - July 12th, 2011 - China Lion Film Distribution has announced that following on from their North American distribution deal they have now completed arrangements to take the Chinese erotic blockbuster - 'Sex and Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy' into the UK & Ireland. The film will release exclusively through leading UK cinema chain Odeon with a September 2 release date.
China Lion also announced an exclusive ancillary tie in with UK specialist Metrodome, who will work with China Lion in managing the UK theatrical release.
The film has created box office records since release in Australia, New Zealand & Hong Kong with opening week sessions completely sold out. In Australia, pic took over $1.1 million on just 6 screens. Similar stellar results were seen in New Zealand where the film earned a $100K per screen average.
In Hong Kong, the film beat the opening day grosses of 'Avatar' and 'Titanic' with an opening day gross of $US351K. The film continues to play and has racked up a staggering $HK25 million at the BO.
Pic received an 18 rating (Restricted to 18 year olds and above) in Australia, New Zealand and Canada with the censors ordering no cuts..
North America will begin a city by city roll out from August 12 with leading independent and art house cinemas in the US and exclusively with Cineplex in Canada.
The erotic costume drama film is an adaptation of the classical novel The Carnal Prayer Mat depicting the sexual exploits of a young Ming Dynasty scholar named Wei Yangsheng. It is produced by Stephen Shiu, the executive producer of its predecessor film Sex and Zen. The film was promoted as "the world's first 3-D erotic film" and its cast includes Japanese adult video idols. Producer Stephen Shiu Yeuk-Yuen described the experience of watching this film onscreen: "It is just like [being a] voyeur near someone's bed."
China Lion CEO Milt Barlow remarked, "We are excited to again partner with Pegasus Motion Pictures on extending China Lions' distribution of this picture to the UK & Ireland. This will be China Lions first extension into the UK but we believe with exclusive partners of the quality of Odeon Cinemas and Metrodome not only will we be successful with Sex & Zen 3D, but we'll lay the foundations for future China Lion releases."
Belinda Inacio Lam, who repped the picture for Pegasus Motion Pictures, commented, "We are thrilled to be able to extend our relationship with China Lion into the important UK market. Pegasus has completed distribution arrangements on this record breaking film in France, Italy, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Russia, Greece, Portugal and Poland, and we look forward to seeing great results in the UK with the China Lion team."
Jezz Vernon, Head of Distribution for Metrodome added 'We're delighted to be working with China Lion Film Distribution on the UK release of 3D Sex and Zen, it's been a phenomena down under and now we look forward to bringing it to UK audiences. It's a truly unforgettable cinema experience."
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