Triumph Films

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Triumph Films
In-name-only division of Sony Pictures Releasing Corporation[1]
Industry Film
Founded 1982
Headquarters United States
Key people
Samuel White (Co-President)
Benjamin Lewis (Executive Chairman)
Products Motion pictures
Owner Sony
Parent The Coca Cola Company (1982–1987)
Gaumont (1982–1985)
Columbia Pictures Entertainment (1988–1991)
Sony Pictures Entertainment (1991-present)

Triumph Films (also known as Triumph Releasing Corporation) is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment geared towards theatre and direct-to-video film production and distribution.

History[edit]

It was originally founded in 1982 as a joint venture between Columbia Pictures and the French company Gaumont to distribute foreign films in the US. On March 24, 1988, Columbia Pictures revived Triumph.[1] In 1989, Triumph distributed films by Crédit Lyonnais' Epic Productions Inc. (Not to be confused with Epic Records).[2] On November 23, 1994, Triumph Releasing Corporation was renamed to Sony Pictures Releasing Corporation,[1] and the Triumph name was spun off as Triumph Films. After being shut down in 1997, the Triumph Films label was re-activated in 2003. They have not released another film since 2008. It is currently an in-name-only division of Sony Pictures Releasing Corporation.[1]

Notable films include To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, The Ambulance, Brainscan, Magic in the Water (co-released by TriStar Pictures), The Golden Laws, Steamboy and the critically panned SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2.

Notable films[edit]

1980s[edit]

Release Date Title Notes
February 10, 1982 Das Boot
June 21, 1982 La vie continue
June 23, 1982 Bob le flambeur
September 14, 1982 Josepha
October 6, 1982 Yol
January 23, 1983 Parsifal
February 11, 1983 We of the Never Never
February 16, 1983 That Night in Varennes
April 21, 1983 Invitation au voyage
April 29, 1983 Querelle
May 13, 1983 La Boum
May 27, 1983 The Trout
September 9, 1983 Moon in the Gutter
September 28, 1983 Danton
November 11, 1983 Purple Haze
December 14, 1983 The Eyes, the Mouth
January 26, 1984 And the Ship Sails On
May 18, 1984 Angel
May 25, 1984 Heat of Desire
June 12, 1984 The Last Battle
October 13, 1984 À Nos Amours
November 9, 1984 The Little Bunch
A Love in Germany
August 2, 1985 Death in a French Garden
August 26, 1985 My Other Husband
October 18, 1985 Acqua e sapone
November 1, 1985 Softly, Softly

1990s[edit]

Title Release Date Notes
Ski Patrol January 12, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
Courage Mountain February 16, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
Bad Influence March 9, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
The Ambulance March 31, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
Modern Love April 20, 1990
Why Me? April 20, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Epic Productions
Wild Orchid April 27, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Vision PDG[N 1]
Ghosts Can't Do It June 1, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Epic Productions
Men at Work August 24, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
Dark Angel September 28, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Vision PDG[N 1]
Sonny Boy October 26, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Trans World Entertainment
Waiting for the Light November 2, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
Mister Frost November 9, 1990
Robot Jox November 21, 1990 Distribution only; produced by Empire Pictures[N 1]
Eminent Domain April 12, 1991
Homicide October 9, 1991
Year of the Gun November 1, 1991
Gate 2: The Trespassers February 28, 1992 Distribution only; produced by Vision PDG
Brenda Starr April 15, 1992
Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue May 8, 1992 Distribution only; produced by Vision PDG[N 1]
Jersey Girl August 1, 1992
Zebrahead October 23, 1992
Shadow of the Wolf March 5, 1993
Sidekicks April 9, 1993 Distribution only; produced by Vision PDG
Brainscan April 22, 1994
Nina Takes a Lover March 3, 1995
Jury Duty April 12, 1995 co-production with TriStar Pictures
Magic in the Water August 30, 1995 co-production with TriStar Pictures
Screamers January 26, 1996
Solo August 23, 1996
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday October 18, 1996
Bliss April 14, 1997
Truth or Consequences, N.M. May 2, 1997
Masterminds August 22, 1997
The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca September 12, 1997
The Assignment September 26, 1997
Love Walked In February 20, 1998
In God's Hands April 24, 1998

2000s[edit]

Release Date Title Notes
December 5, 2003 The Golden Laws
August 17, 2004 SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2
March 18, 2005 Steamboy
February 17, 2006 The Second Chance
April 18, 2008 Zombie Strippers theatrical distribution only, produced by Stage 6 Films

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Rights now belong to MGM

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d SONY PICTURES RELEASING CORPORATION businessprofiles.com, Retrieved on January 20, 2014
  2. ^ METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER INC. - 10-K 19990330 PART I

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