Swedish cult film streaming service CultPix, which launched in April, has been expanding its catalog as it expands contracts with distribution partners.
The company’s co-founders Ricard Gramforce and Patrick von Sichowski will join the Lumier Festival International Classic Film Market (MFIC) in Lyon, France, where they will be looking for new acquisitions.
“This is the first time we are participating and we are already discussing with other market participants via email,” said Von Saikowski. “We are fascinated by the rights of the companies participating in MFIC and the libraries they represent and we are committed to making a number of agreements there.”
Kontapix expanded its offer from the initial 40,000 headlines when it went online to nearly 40,000 movies and TV shows, adding an average of five to six new headlines a week, Von Saikowski said.
Specializing in classic genre and vintage cult films and TV shows, CultPix’s growing library offers slasher images, Monster movies, erotica, swords and sandal epics, horror and action around the world.
Recent streamers of the streamer include Christopher Manger’s 1983 UK drama “Voice Over” from the British Film Institute (BFI); “Don’t Tell a Schoolgirl” by Ernest Hoffbauer of the Austrian film Lisa; And Hans Hatwig’s Swedish sci-fi romp “The Little Green Man in Outer Space.”
It also features little-known films by famous actors, such as the early works of Stalin Skarsg্ডrd (“Dunn”), including Mikel Ekman’s 1972 love drama “Strandhug I Somras”, which is internationally known by various titles, including “Summer Expeditions” and “IA Summer Boyfriend” (pictured above are in Scarsgard and Annie Bargitt Gard).
CultPix has expanded its contract with Seattle-based distributor Something Weird Video (SWV). Exploitation Cinema has launched its own branded genre division on the expert platform, such as “Battle Beyond the Sun”, a 1959 Soviet sci-fi film by Mikhail Kariukov and Alexander Kozi, which Roger Kerman bought and Francis re-edited by Ford Coppola in 1962 for the US market.
Other SWV titles include Erwin C. Lee Frost’s 1965 “The Defilers”; John H. Auer’s 1935 horror film “The Crime of Dr. Cresspy”, starring Erich von Stroheim and Dwight Fry (“Dracula,” “Frankenstein”); James L. The anonymous 1967 psychedelic orgy drama “Wild Hippie Party”; And Joseph F.
CultPix is available worldwide and the goal of the platform is to make its content geoblocking free, but it’s not always easy.
“Currently, only one TV show in Geography has geographical limitations and everything else is available worldwide. Older titles often help make them available to all regions, although here we come more against geographical restrictions in our discussion. “
In addition to shopping for new titles in Lyon, Gramforce and Von Sichowski are also representing nearly a dozen films owned by the Cultpix parent company Club Super by. , Swedish distributor Kungsfilm and private filmmakers such as Hatwig.
“Most of these 150-plus titles are available for global rights,” Von Saikowski said.