Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Palisades Media saves Tartan DVD catalogue

by Chris MaGee

With all the gloom and doom surrounding the demise of both Tartan UK and its US wing in the past month and a half it was with a sigh of relief that I read the news over at Variety Asia Online that the Tartan catalogue has been saved from oblivion. The New York securitization and P&A financing company Palisades Media has bought up the over 400 titles formerly distributed and released by Tartan, so hopefully films like “Tetsuo the Iron Man”, “The Hidden Blade” and “Carved” will not slip into obscurity here in North America.

The really good news is that the newly formed Palisades-Tartan Acquisitions will not just be saving the old Tartan catalogue, but they will, according to Palisades CEO Vin Roberti “be aggressively ramping up future acquisitions.” Looks like all of us Japanese film fans won’t be left out in the cold now or in the future on this front. Hallelujah!


kevin said...

I like how you slipped "Carved" in there. God forbid we lose that cinematic gem!

J-Film Pow-Wow Crew said...

LOL! Well, I was having trouble tracking down a large enough jpeg to go with the good stuff... and someone out there might like "Carved"... not me necessarily, but.... LOL!