BoPaul Media Worldwide (BMW)
BMW Upconverting Classic
Films to High Definition
Los Angeles (Virtual Press Office
) – On the eve of its debut appearance at MIPCOM, BoPaul Media Worldwide announces its commitment to upconvert to the HD 1080p format some selected classic films in its 1,000-title library.
Simultaneously, BMW reports a sale of the recently upconverted HD version of “Human Beast”, one of the collection of films in horror icon Paul Naschy’s catalog, to Medallion Media, Japan. Also included in the sale is another Naschy classic, “Hunchback of the Morgue”, which will be upgraded to HD later this year.
Among the other BoPaul releases that have received the new HD treatment are Victory Films’ “Wild Geese”, “Zulu Dawn”, and “Ashanti”; eight other Naschy titles: “Horror Rises From the Tomb”, “The Night of the Werewolf”, “Exorcism”, “The Werewolf and the Yeti”, “Vengeance of the Zombies”, “The Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll”, and “A Dragonfly for Each Corpse”.
Also, BMW’s own “Hellraiser IV: Bloodline”; Arrow Films’ “Mrs. Caldicott’s Cabbage War” starring Pauline Collins (“Shirley Valentine”); and Jose Frade’s “Blood and Sand” starring Sharon Stone (“Basic Instinct”).
“With the dramatic rise of HD channels and Blu-ray video distribution around the world, it is clear that the value of our library is substantially enhanced with the conversion to HD 1080p format,” said Paul Rich, co-founding CEO of BMW.
BMW is a worldwide film and television distribution company headquartered in Encino, California. It is owned and operated by veteran distributor Paul Rich (formerly head of Metromedia Producers Corp., De Laurentiis Entertainment Group’s television division, and co-owner Trans Atlantic Entertainment). BMW has more than 1,000 titles in its catalog, including such classics as “Citizen Kane”, “Wild Geese,” the new documentary film “Heaven”, and British theatrical release “Mrs. Caldicott’s Cabbage War”. (Website: www.bopaulmedia.com
Press contact: Thomas Valentino, Thomas@bopaulmedia.com