Image Entertainment Acquires Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot
Posted October 7, 2013 05:47 PM by Webmaster
Image Entertainment has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan's latest film Devil's Knot (2013), starring Reese Witherspoon, Mireille Enos, Colin Firth, Alessandro Nivola, Elias Koteas, Bruce Greenwood, and Dane DeHaan. The company plans to have the film in U.S. theaters in the second quarter of 2014.
Following the announcement Bill Bromiley, cheif acquisition officer for Image Entertainment, said: "Reese Witherspoon delivers a stellar, emotional performance, displaying her versatility by transforming herself as a vulnerable mother trying to make sense of her son's death."
Devil's Knot had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month.
Synopsis (courtesy of TIFF): When three young boys were brutally murdered in the small community of West Memphis, Arkansas, in 1993, their deaths led to shock and outrage in this tightly knit religious town. It wasn't long before three teenagers were arrested, tried, and sentenced — two of them to life imprisonment and one to death — despite the fact that they all claimed innocence. This story of wrongful conviction roiled the American justice system, brought a number of prominent movie stars and rock musicians to the defence of the three young men, and resulted in a trilogy of documentaries, Paradise Lost, that did much to keep the case in the public eye.
Now if Criterion would only release some of Egoyan's earlier films.
Exotica, The Adjuster (my favorite), The Sweet Hereafter to name a few.
I have a few of his imports on blu ray, but they are lacking in PQ.
Sad because Egoyan is a great director that needs respect here in the states when it comes to home video.
Montyb: The only title that isn't impressive on Blu-ray is Exotica (assuming you are addressing the Artificial Eye releases). All other titles come with brand new transfers and look fantastic on Blu-ray.