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Artsploitation Films, the rising American film distribution company, continues to deliver edgy international movies to North American audiences with its first-ever horror release, a Swedish tribute to Sam Raimi’s horror classic, Evil Dead. WITHER is a bloody, scary tale of demonic possession. A group of naive young people come to find that their carefree weekend in an isolated country house goes off the hinges when one of them accidentally unleashes a mysterious and murderous creature trapped in the basement. As the demon begins to attack the couples, the blood-dredged body count mounts and with it, more creatures out for a taste of human flesh. The dazed young men and women soon mount their own desperate counter-attack. WITHER is “an impressive feat. It boasts what definitely are among the best special effects ever put on screen in Sweden.” (Cinezilla)


Artsploitation’s release of WITHER, will arrive on DVD for the first time ever on August 20. The DVD extras include a fully illustrated eight page booklet, a deleted scene and a behind- the-scenes look at the making of the film.


Artsploitation’s two July releases COMBAT GIRLS and VANISHING WAVES are both available now on DVD and VOD. COMBAT GIRLS is a searing coming of age drama that follows two suburban girls from vastly different backgrounds who become ensnared in the Neo-Nazi youth movement. It has been called a potent drama…powerful…chilling…first-rate.” (Variety) VANISHING WAVES also delighted American reviewers: “(A) ’70s-inflected, sexually explicit sci-fi opus…a deserved midnight-movie cult following is all but assured.” (Time Out New York); “(A) Visceral and idiosyncratic love story.” (The Wall Street Journal); “…draws inspiration from Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky.” (Slant); and “A sleek sci-fi reverie.” (The Village Voice). VANISHING WAVES is offered in High Definition exclusively from VHX (www.vhx.tv) and both COMBAT GIRLS and VANISHING WAVES are available in Standard Definition VOD from various providers.    


About Artsploitation Head Raymond Murray: Murray is the co-founder of TLA Entertainment Group and its president/CEO since its inception in 1981. Over the years, the company has operated art house cinemas and later, award-winning video stores in New York City and Philadelphia. Today, the company runs www.tlavideo.com, one of the country’s largest online DVD/VOD sales sites. Murray also founded and continues to be the Artistic Director of Philadelphia QFest and was Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Festival (2001-10). In 2000, Murray and partners launched TLA Releasing, a film distribution company that released films in North America. The company expanded its focus with the launch of the genre-focused Danger After Dark label in 2003. In 2004 it opened an office in London and expanded operations in the UK. Prominent releases include Suicide Club, Latter Days, Death of a Dynasty, Another Gay Movie, The Trip, Adam and Steve and Sleeper Cell.



Price:                                      $29.95 (DVD)

Street Date:                            August 20, 2013

Pre-Order Date:                     Now

Running time:                          95 minutes (film) 40 minutes (bonus features)

Distributor:                            KINO LORBER

DVD UPC:                           854555004125

Language:                              Swedish with English subtitles

Rating:                                    NR




-Eight page collector’s booklet

-Deleted scene

Wither – Behind-the-scenes


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