CULT EPICS

Cult Epics is a film distribution company, originally founded in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1991, specializing in controversial art films with a cult following. The first works Cult Epics acquired for distribution were The Exotic Dances of Bettie Page; Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Cannibal Holocaust and Tokyo Decadence. In 1998, Nico B, the company’s founder, moved to the US and continued acquiring rights and releasing cult movies on video in the art-house, horror and erotica genres, specializing in the work of such directors as Walerian Borowczyk, Tinto Brass, Jean Genet, Fernando Arrabal, Rene Daalder, Abel Ferrara, Radley Metzger, and Irving Klaw, among others. The Cult Epics releases Viva La Muerte, The Beast, School of the Holy Beast, Un Chant d’Amour, In a Glass Cage, and most recently Angst have been distributed theatrically across North America, screening at the American Cinematheque, Cinefamily, Lincoln Center Film Society, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, UCLA’s Hammer Museum, and other venues. A retrospective of Cult Epics releases was shown at Harvard University in 2011. Cult Epics has made over 150 titles available on home video and digital in the USA & Canada distributed through Ryko/ADA (Warner Brothers), Entertainment One and CAV.

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