Munich-based coach Films StudioCanal has entered into an agreement with Germany to take over the distributor’s entire sales and logistics activities for all physical home entertainment activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
StudioCanal’s extensive portfolio includes new releases, series and classic catalog titles such as Francis Ford Coppola’s newly restored 1983 teen drama “The Outsiders” and David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive” as well as Jean-Luc Godard, Wim Wenders,
The deals combine the strengths of StudioCanal and Coach Films and strengthen their market position in the long-term home entertainment sector.
StudioCanal’s Earthhouse label includes recently restored films such as Federico Fellini’s “La Dolls Vita”; Ousmane Sembène’s 1968 Senegalese classic “Mandabi”; And Richard Kelly’s “Donny Darko” as well as German titles such as Reinhard Huff’s 1975 play “The Brutalization of Franz Blum,” with Jগrgen Prochno; And Thomas Scamoni’s 1970s sci-fi thriller “A Big Gray-Blue Bird.”
The company’s current and upcoming headlines include Guy Ritchie’s stolen thriller “Wrath of Man”; Pedro Almodদিvar’s “Parallel Mothers”; Philip Stallzell’s wartime drama “The Royal Game”; Ardman animated ‘Shawn the Shape Movie’ film; “Spiral,” Darren Lynn Bousman’s “Saw” franchise installment; And Wolfgang Gross’s “Granny Nanny.”
StudioCanal’s extensive library complements Coach Films’ own eclectic catalog, which, in addition to new releases, includes Ralph Nelson’s 1975 political thriller “The Wilby Conspiracy”, as well as the title of Heritage History starring Michael Kane and Sidney Poitier; Robert Aldrich’s 1962 biblical epic “Sodom and Gomorrah”, with Stuart Granger; Michael Winer 1969 World War II comedy “Hannibal Brooks”, starring Oliver Reed; And Vic Moro’s 1970s Western “A Man Called Sled”, with James Garner.
“The changing home entertainment market makes it essential to constantly reevaluate strategic decisions. “Over the past few years, the Coach Films team has impressively demonstrated that it is facing business challenges with great ideas and great commitment, and we are confident that we can work with them for long-term profitable home entertainment business.”
Stefan Capellari and Joachen Walter, managing directors of Coach Films, added: “By combining a range of products together, we can best meet all customer requests. We are confident that the new setup will help us shape the market with sustainability and great success.”
Hans Ocart, Head of Physical Distribution and Catalog Sales at StudioCanal, and Capellari and Walter, the partnership will take effect on January 1.