May 11, 2011
Being the first production company in the world to launch its own VOD platform, Zentropa proudly presents Zentropaondemand.com. Peter Aalbæk Jensen says about the initiative: “The cultural imperialism has now begun for real!” Zentropa has since its establishment in 1992 manifested itself as a unique production company both internationally and nationally. Zentropa initiated the ground breaking Dogme95 concept and has been awarded at the Cannes and Berlin film festivals and the Oscar Academy Awards. Zentropa has experienced an enormous interest from fans all over the world but the costs of distributing films via traditional media have made it difficult to meet the demand until now.
Peter Aalbæk Jensen says about the initiative: “The cultural imperialism has now begun for real!”
Zentropa on Demand launches May 18th with access to the entire Zentropa catalogue, which ranges from Lars von Trier's ground breaking debut ELEMENT OF CRIME from 1984 to last year's Academy Award-winning movie IN A BETTER WORLD (2010) by Susanne Bier. Also users will be able to access films by some of the most successful Danish directors of the last two decades such as Per Fly, Niels Arden Oplev, Annette K. Olesen, Kristian Levring, Lone Scherfig and Thomas Vinterberg. In addition, Zentropa is also the home of several of Danish film’s major talents such as Nikolaj Arcel, Simon Staho and Christian E. Christiansen, who have already received acclaim with films like KING'S GAME (2004), HEAVEN'S HEART (2008) and LIFE HITS (2006).
Prices will be €3 for catalogue titles, €4 for new releases and €1 for TV-series and short films. Users of Zentropa on Demand will also get exclusive access to films that have never been released on DVD; rare short films and non-published extra-material from the archives as well as the highly acclaimed TV-series THE KINGDOM (1994-1997) and PERFORMANCES (2007) by Per Fly.
With Zentropaondemand.com we now give Zentropa-fans from all over the world a one-stop-shop access to our entire catalogue of films.
For further information please contact Head of New Business Frederik Stege at: email@example.com, +45 22343175