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Film News Roundup: American Genre Film Archive Partners With Shaw Brothers (Exclusive)

In today’s film news roundup, American Genre Film Archive will distribute 30 restorations from Shaw Brothers, Skydance hires a Paramount veteran, and Xlrator buys a pair of documentaries.

Shaw Restorations

American Genre Film Archive has unveiled a partnership with Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers Studio, under which it will distribute 30 new restorations from the Shaw vaults to theaters in 2018.

This is Agfa’s latest collaboration following their distribution partnerships with genre home video labels Arrow Films for “Donnie Darko,” Severin Films for “Santa Sangre,” and Vinegar Syndrome for “Dolemite.”

Founded in 1958, Shaw Brothers produced many popular Chinese-language genre films.

“It’s a dream come true to help a new generation of film lovers discover the Shaw Brothers catalog,” Agfa director Joe Ziemba said. “These movies deserve a new life on the big screen, where they can fulfill their destiny of melting as many minds as possible.”

Shaw Brothers movies are available on digital cinema package and in
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R. Lee Ermey Talks Lock 'n' Load

The legendary actor talks about his new History Channel reality show

R. Lee Ermey made his big break with his towering performance in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket and he's made a career of portraying colorful characters since then. These days, Ermey is venturing into the world of reality TV with his new show, Lock N' Load, which is currently airing on Friday nights at 9 Pm Et on the History Channel. Ermey recently participated on a conference call to promote his new series, and here's what he had to say.

You know, the show obviously it's fun to watch you use these weapons and blow stuff up, but beyond that I mean it's genuinely interesting. Can you sort of talk about the historic values that come along with the show?

R. Lee Ermey: Well, that's the objective is to give a history of different type of weapons, like we
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