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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Palisades Tartan Asia Extreme’s "P" in Stores October 20th

“This is one to make your head spin…the result is one of the best horror movies of last year, and certainly one of the most heartfelt”
– Grady Hendrix, Kaiju Shakedown / Variety

“A potent modern reworking of Suspiria, Showgirls, and the Vampire Lovers…
Sexy, bloody, and surprisingly tender.”


"A deliciously dark, disturbing and bloody entertaining sliceof Thai horror"

LOS ANGELES —August, 4th, 2009 —Palisades Tartan is proud to present P, our very first Asia Extreme release since acquiring the Tartan Films library in May 2008. Racy and sinfully entertaining, this horror film is set to scare audiences when it streets October 20th in video stores across the country.

While growing up in rural Thailand , a young and beautiful orphan girl is taught the mysterious art of dark magic by her grandmother. When her grandmother falls sick, young Dau travels to Bangkok looking for work in order to earn enough money for medicine. She lands a job as an exotic dancer at a go-go club. Hesitant at first and ridiculed by the other dancers, circumstances force Dau to become an adult before her time and ultimately becomes the most popular and eerily seductive dancer at the club. Jealousies ensue and as her magic gets darker, the young girl gradually loses control as something abhorrently evil and wicked takes over.

An Official Selection of the New York Asian, Chicago International, Fantasia ( Montreal ) and PIFAN ( Korea ) Film Festivals, P is directed by Paul Spurrier, a former child actor who appeared in popular US television shows Max Headroom and Anna Karenina.

Thai, with English subtitles, P is presented in anamorphic widescreen, with stereo sound. Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and DTS Surround Sound 5.1. Special DVD features include Director Commentary and Behind the Scenes Video.

Tartan Films was originally founded in 1984 in the UK and is credited with bringing Asian Extreme film to the West as well as some of the most compelling art house films of the last quarter century. In May 2008, Palisades Pictures acquired Tartan Films US library assets and two months later, acquired a majority of Tartan Films UK’s 400+ film library assets. The new company Palisades Tartan has operations both nationally and internationally. Palisades Tartan will continue to expand an already distinctive and provocative slate of films by focusing on quality film acquisitions, thus significantly increasing the size of their overall library in both territories. Palisades Pictures and its parent company Palisades Media Corp is a prestigious financier of print & advertising for the independent film market. Together with its affiliate, Palisades Media Asset Fund, Palisades has securitized and financed more than 550 films.

Palisades Tartan Asia Extreme
Genre: Horror/Foreign
Rating: Not Rated (Special Features Not Rated/Subject to Change)
Language: Thai (English and Spanish Subtitles)
Format: DVD Only
Running Time: Approx 110 Minutes (Plus Special Features)
Suggested Retail Price: $19.95
Pre-Order Date: September 22, 2009
Street Date: October 20, 2009
Catalog #: TVD3061
UPC Code: # 842498000045

Also from Palisades Tartan Asia Extreme--the trailer for the upcoming THE BUTCHER is now online at It’s disturbing!

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