New label set to take UK cult-movie market by storm
November 3rd 2003 sees the launch of Argent Films, a brand new DVD label dedicated to releasing fully restored and carefully remastered versions of classic films by European cinema's greatest and most respected directors. Forthcoming releases will include works from luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard, the Taviani Brothers, Luchino Visconti, Roger Vadim, Claude Chabrol, Marco Ferreri and Vittorio De Sica.
The first release on this exciting new label is Gillo Pontecorvo's highly acclaimed masterpiece, The Battle of Algiers, digitally remastered from a new print, incorporating previously unseen footage and featuring a brand new interview with the director.
Further releases include cult favourites such as Baba Yaga and Salon Kitty and many seminal giallo thrillers and slashers (including Lucio Fulci's The New York Ripper and Manhattan Baby and Aldo Lado's Short Night of the Glass Dolls) and the definitive spaghetti western collection, including the Franco Nero classic Django. Watch this space.