Academy Award nominee Tom Berenger stars in this action-packed World War II film
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired North American Distribution rights to the WWII picture, BATTLE OF THE BULGE: WUNDERLAND, starring Tom Berenger and Steven Luke. Cinedigm will release the title on Blu-ray and DVD and digital and cable/satellite platforms on October 2, 2018.
Based on true events, BATTLE OF THE BULGE: WUNDERLAND takes place over Christmas 1944 as the German army make one final push against the advancing Allied troops on the Western Front. With orders from his commanding officer (Berenger), Army Lieutenant Robert Cappa (Luke) and his platoon of infantry soldiers attempt to hold a vital road junction during the infamous Battle of the Bulge, one of the deadliest fights of WWII. The picture explores the heroism and personal sacrifice of the soldiers who hold their position at all costs.
Written and Directed by Steven Luke (as Luke Schuetzle), BATTLE OF THE BULGE: WUNDERLAND marks Cinedigm’s second partnership with Luke and his producing banner, Schuetzle Company Productions. Cinedigm previously distributed WAR PIGS, a WWII actioner produced by Andre Relis at VMI Worldwide and Luke Schuetzle. The film was scripted by Luke and featured him, alongside a veteran ensemble cast, including Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke and Chuck Liddell.
“Luke has delivered another high impact WWII action piece as seen through the eyes of a small group of soldiers who face incredible odds,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions. “In a gritty, intimate visual style, the picture conveys both the chaotic mess of war, as well as the commendable bonds and camaraderie that develop and help to sustain these brave individuals.
“Based on Cinedigm’s success with WAR PIGS, I am thrilled to be collaborating with them again,” said Luke. “Their marketing and sales teams have a tremendous track record not only with war pictures but actioners as well, and I can’t think of a better distribution partner to bring my movie to audiences.”
BATTLE OF THE BULGE: WUNDERLAND was produced by Dean Bloxom and Trinity Schuetzle. Executive Producers are Bloxom and Graham Schuetzle.
The deal was negotiated by Melody Fowler, Vice-President of Acquisitions for Cinedigm, and Andre Relis, President of VMI Worldwide, on behalf of the filmmakers.
VMI Worldwide is one of the leading, intercontinental sales, film finance and production companies based in the heart of the movie making capital of the world, Hollywood, California. Founded in 2010 by Andre Relis, VMI has an impeccable reputation in the industry by building a strong collaborative and transparent relationship with filmmakers, financiers, and distributors. VMI’s mandate is to support high quality independent filmmaking from all sides of the spectrum. By bringing together visionary talented filmmakers and collaborating with financiers and distributors, VMI empowers its filmmakers by providing the support needed to facilitate production. VMI's goal is to establish long-term partnerships by building strong and honest relationships, while acquiring and producing cast driven, commercial and marketable feature films, documentaries and TV content
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) powers custom content solutions to the world's largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, cable and satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirecTV, and major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm's unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with seven networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire digital-first ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm's growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world. Learn more about Cinedigm at cinedigm.com.
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Source: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.