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Saturday, May 9, 2015

"KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER" -- Coming This June to Digital HD, On Demand and Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Amplify Releasing

"A deceptive, contradictory, barbed work of considerable formal audacity and artistic ambition." ~ Andrew O’Hehir,

"One of this century's most breathtaking independent films." ~ Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press




Beverly Hills, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and Amplify Releasing present the story of an odyssey that is also an oddity, KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER. Directed by David Zellner, written by David and Nathan Zellner, and executive produced by 2011 Academy Award® winner Alexander Payne (The Descendants), this festival favorite won the Jury Prize at the Fantasia Film Festival and received a Special Jury Prize nomination at the Sundance Film Festival. Bringing a generous cache of dark comedy and bright drama, KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER will be available on Digital HD and On Demand on June 19th and on Blu-ray™ on June 30th.

Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi, 2006 Oscar® nominee, Babel) is a cubicle-bound office worker seeking to escape her dour working life. Relying on her imagination and unabashed courage, Kumiko thinks she has found a way out: she has become obsessed with a battered tape of a popular film – mistaking it for a documentary. In particular she is fixated on the scene where a suitcase of stolen cash has been buried in North Dakota’s bleak landscape. Believing this treasure to be real and waiting to be discovered, Kumiko leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it – and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies.

Inspired by an urban legend, KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER is a beguiling journey of determination and delusion. Sean Porter’s (2015 Independent Spirit Award nominee, It Felt Like Love) cinematography has created scenes of stark, cold beauty as we follow Kumiko’s dogged, misguided journey through the snowy countryside. A quiet narrative of the mind’s perils and enticements, KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER gently reveals the twists and turns of the imagination that lie buried within us all. The KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER Blu-ray™ bonus features include an audio commentary with the Zellner Brothers and producer Chris Ohlson, as well as deleted and alternate scenes.

About Amplify Releasing

Amplify Releasing is a New York-based all-rights distribution company that aims to bring the best in global independent film to theaters and beyond. Formed in 2014, Amplify uses proprietary cutting edge marketing and distribution techniques with a focus on working directly with filmmakers to craft hand-tailored release campaigns for each film. Amplify is financed by Preferred Ventures. Recent releases from Amplify Releasing include David Zellner’s Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter and Sara Colangelo’s Little Accidents. For more information, visit

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. Anchor Bay acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment ( is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,

Street Date: June 30, 2015
Cat. #: BD62688
UPC: 013132626888
Run Time: 104 minutes
SRP: $34.99
Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: Spanish; English subtitles for Deaf & Hearing Impaired 



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