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. Eventually, the label turned dormant in 2008 and became an in-name-only division of Sony Pictures Releasing Corporation.[1] In 2014, the label was revived yet again for the release of The Remaining.

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

2000s[edit]

Release Date Title Notes
February 27, 2002 Shottas co-distributed by Destination Films
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

2010s[edit]

Release Date Title Notes
September 5, 2014 The Remaining co-production with Affirm 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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