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19 January 2021

Shout! Studios Has Acquired the Rights to Vdova and Privorot. Chernoye Venchanie for North America

Shout! Studios, a multiplatform company (part of Shout! Factory), has acquired all rights to show the Russian horror films Vdova (Widow) and Privorot. Chernoe Venchanie (Dark Spell: Black Wedding) in North America. The films were made by Central Partnership and QS Films and premiered at American Film Market 2020.

Shout! Studios previously acquired the rights to another film by Svyatoslav Podgaevsky and Ivan Kapitonov: Rusalka. Ozero Mertvykh (Mermaid. Lake of the Dead), which was then released on digital platforms and immediately made it into Redbox, a prestigious network of automated DVD and Blu-Ray sales across the country.

Vdova and Privorot. Chernoe Venchanie will be released in the United States in the first half of 2021, and they have also been sold to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Central Partnership (part of Gazprom Media) is handling the international distribution rights for these films.