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UK-Dutch comedy 'Love Is Thicker Than Water' gets Us deal

9 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Jinga Films handles international sales on romantic drama.

Ate De Jong’s UK-Dutch romantic comedy Love Is Thicker Than Water has secured a Us distribution deal.

Santa Monica-based Cleopatra Music & Film, run by Tim Yasui, has acquired Us rights to the title and will release it theatrically.

Jinga is handling international sales.

De Jong wrote Love Is Thicker Than Water, produced it and co-directed with Emily Harris. It is a story of lovers from different sides of the tracks.

Vida comes from a well to do London family, whereas Arthur is a bike messenger from a working-class Welsh mining town. The cast is heading by former Screen International Star Of Tomorrow Johnny Flynn and Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond, Never Let Me Go), Juliet Stevenson and Ellie Kendrick also feature.

The news of the Us deal comes as veteran producer-director De Jong is about to receive a lifetime career award at the Oporto International Film Festival »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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February 2017 VOD Releases Include Stake Land II, Xx, Arrival, The Blackcoat’S Daughter

1 February 2017 11:20 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Well, we’ve made it to another month, which means we have a bunch of new VOD releases to look forward to throughout February. If you are looking to escape the winter doldrums while keeping safe and snug on your couches, you have plenty of horror and sci-fi titles arriving digitally in the coming weeks to keep you busy and out of the brutal winter chill.

February’s VOD offerings kick off with Katee Sackhoff in Don’t Knock Twice from IFC Midnight, and for those of you with Dish services, the psychological thriller Lavender makes its bow on that platform beginning February 3rd. The Oscar-nominated Nocturnal Animals arrives on Digital HD on February 7th, the very same day that Stake Land II gets released courtesy of Dark Sky Films.

If you missed Arrival in theaters, Paramount Pictures will release the film On Demand beginning February 14th (following its January »

- Heather Wixson

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Movie Review – Deadly Virtues: Love. Honour. Obey. (2014)

28 January 2017 4:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey., 2014.

Directed by Ate de Jong.

Starring Edward Akrout, Matt Barber, Megan Maczko, and Helen Bradbury.


A shocking home invasion irrevocably changes the lives of all involved in ways neither victims nor perpetrator could have imagined.

Fifty Shades of Grey meets Funny Games in the latest movie from Ate de Jong, the Dutch director behind awesome cult favourites Drop Dead Fred (1991) and Highway to Hell (1992). Deadly Games: Love. Honour. Obey. is nothing like the zany comedy on display in those movies, but it does put a fresh spin on a formulaic sub-genre many horror fans find stale and predictable at this point.

That said, de Jong is a filmmaker whose career has thrived on unpredictability.  Drop Dead Fred and Highway to Hell are prime examples of oddities that boast plenty of originality and are so far removed from the realms of ‘conventional’ cinema that they both feel refreshing still, »

- Kieran Fisher

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Coming Soon to VOD: The Controversial Deadly Virtues: Love.Honor.Obey.

27 January 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Coming Soon to VOD: The Controversial Deadly Virtues: Love.Honor.Obey. Deadly Virtues: Love.Honor.Obey. is the first feature film from Raindance Raw Talent and was directed by Ate de Jong (Drop Dead Fred, Highway to Hell). The unflinching tale is a riveting home invasion thriller like no other. A menacing young man (Edward Akrout) breaks into a …

The post Coming Soon to VOD: The Controversial Deadly Virtues: Love.Honor.Obey. first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net - Official News Site »

- Mike Joy

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