Mumbai, Nov 18 (ANI/Business Wire India): Palador, the undisputed leader in the World Cinema category with over 1,000 of the best and most awarded films, is all set to make its presence felt in the fast growing home video retail segment in India. The company intends to take leap ahead and independently release World Cinema titles from its vast and envious collection.
For this, Palador has joined hands with Landmark, MusicWorld and Crossword, the leading organised retail chain stores along with major standalone stores in Mumbai like Rhythm House and Granth. With this association in place the discerning fans will now be able to get access to Palador's World Cinema titles at over 45 retail stores across India.
The 7 films being released in DVD format are some of the most awarded and critically acclaimed films of all times. These include 5 classics from master filmmaker, Ingmar Bergman; 'The Silence', 'Winter Light', 'Through A Glass Darkly', 'Summer With Monika', and 'Music in Darkness' along with 2 contemporary titles, a thriller, End of Violence from Wim Wenders and an action and drama movie, Away with Words from Christopher Doyle (Wong Kar Wai's loyal cinematographer, first directorial venture). These cinematic gems are available at a modest price of Rs.399.
Elaborating on Palador's independent foray into home video retail, Gautam Shiknis, Founder and Managing Director, Palador Pictures said, "Home Video retail is a crucial part of our integrated plan to promote World Cinema across all mediums available in the country today. Palador is pleased to announce the association with leading organised chain stores like Landmark, Musicworld and Crossword to retail its World Cinema titles across India. With this relationship onboard, we intend to release 50 titles subsequently during next quarter and henceforth, reaching sales figure of half a million copies by 2010."
Palador with its profitable tie-ups with Moser Baer and IndiaPlaza has already pumped over 40 World Cinema titles in the market. These films include Akira Kurosawa's masterpieces 'Seven Samurai' and 'Yojimbo', 'Infernal Affairs' (which inspired Martin Scorsese's Academy Award winner 'Departed'), Wong-Kar Wai's Cannes award winner 'In The Mood for Love', the cult Asian horror film 'The Eye', Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece 'Wild Strawberries', Jim Jarmusch's 'Dead Man' starring a young Johnny Depp and the mother of all monster movies - the original 'Godzilla'.