Cleopatra Entertainment

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Cleopatra Entertainment
TypeFilm division of Cleopatra Records
IndustryMotion picture
FoundedLos Angeles, CA (2015)
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, USA
Key people
Brian Perera,
ParentCleopatra Records
Websitecleopatra-entertainment.com

Cleopatra Entertainment is the film division of long time Los Angeles-based indie label Cleopatra Records, most known for promoting dark and experimental music. Founded in 2015, the company has distributed, developed, and produced several films most of which have a strong horror and/or music component. The company has focused primarily on the home video market through partnerships with New York-based film distributor The Orchard[1] as well as AMPED Music Distribution,[2] and MVD Entertainment Group.

History[edit]

Cleopatra Entertainment officially began in 2015 with the U.S. release of "Forever and a Day", a documentary/concert film about German heavy metal band Scorpions [3] This was followed in August of the same year by the company's first major production, Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, the second installment of the cult horror musical franchise from director Darren Lynn Bousman (director of several installments in the Saw series) and writer Terrance Zdunich (of Repo! The Genetic Opera). In addition to financing the film, Cleopatra produced the Blu-ray and DVD releases and also released the official CD soundtrack, which included all of the musical numbers from the film featuring Paul Sorvino, Barry Bostwick, David Hasselhoff, Ted Neeley, Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Adam Pascal, Butcher Babies and Nivek Ogre.

In 2016, Cleopatra Entertainment released its second music documentary to the home video market, this one about UK punk band The Damned, called Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead,[4] which premiered a year earlier at the SXSW Film Festival.

Cleopatra Entertainment also purchased the vampire thriller Blood Trap,[5] starring Gianni Capaldi , Costas Mandylor and Vinnie Jones, and released it to the home video market in October of that year. Also in October 2016, Cleopatra brought the dark romantic comedy StalkHer, starring John Jarratt and Kaarin Fairfax, to US audiences. The company will also see a theatrical release for the film A Street Cat Named Bob,[6] based on the book of the same name by James Bowen.

Coming productions for the company include more thrillers such as The Devil's Domain (starring Michael Madsen), The Black Room (starring Lin Shaye), and The 27 Club. In 2017, the company released England is Mine, the biopic of the Smiths frontman Morrissey[7] and Street Survivors, based on a plane crash involving band Lynyrd Skynyrd, co-written by Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle,[8] one of the members who survived the incident.

Films[edit]

2015[edit]

Title Directors Cast Theatrical release date DVD release date
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival Darren Lynn Bousman Paul Sorvino, Barry Bostwick, Tech N9ne, David Hasselhoff, Ted Neeley 11 August 2015 Spring 2016
Forever and a Day Katja von Garnier Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Scorpions 16 October 2015 27 November 2016

2016[edit]

Title Directors Cast Theatrical release Date DVD release date
Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead Wes Orshoski The Damned, David Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Brian James 19 March 2015 20 June 2016
Blood Trap Alberto Sciamma Costas Mandylor, Gianni Capaldi, Vinnie Jones 19 March 2015 23 September 2016
StalkHer John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax 30 September 2016 25 October 2016
A Street Cat Named Bob Roger Spottiswoode Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt 18 November 2016 TBA

2017[edit]

Title Directors Cast Theatrical release date DVD release date
Devil's Domain Jared Cohn Michael Madsen 2017
The Black Room Rolfe Kanefsky Lin Shaye, Natasha Henstridge 2017
The 27 Club 2017
England Is Mine Mark Gill Jack Lowden 2017
Street Survivors 2017
Diamond Cartel Salamat Mukhammed-Ali Peter O'Toole, Bolo Yeung 2017

2018[edit]

Title Directors Cast Theatrical release date DVD release date
Ladyworld 2018

2019[edit]

Title Director Cast Theatrical release date DVD release date
Chain of Death David Martin Porras Madeline Zima, Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Clayton 19 July 2019
Devil's Revenge Jared Cohn Jeri Ryan, William Shatner, Jason Brooks, Ciara Hanna, Jackie Dallas, Annmarie Giaquinto 1 October 2019 22 October 2019
The Pretenders James Franco Jack Kilmer, Jane Levy, Shameik Moore, Juno Temple, Brian Cox, Dennis Quaid, James Franco 4 October 2019 12 November 2019
Mrs Lowry & Son Adrian Noble Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall, Stephen Lord 1 November 2019 21 January 2019
Bluebird Brian A. Loschiavo Connie Britton, Garth Brooks, Steve Earle, Charles Esten, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Jason Isbell, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Pam Tillis, Trisha Yearwood 15 November 2019 21 January 2019
Melody Makers Leslie Ann Coles Steve ‘Abbo’ Abbot, Ian Anderson, Eric Burdon 17 December 2019 17 December 2019
Come on Feel the Noize: How Rock Became Metal Jörg Sonntag Jimmy Page, Ian Gillan, Ozzy Osbourne, Nikki Sixx, James Hetfield, Dee Snider, Michael Monroe 3 December 2019

2020[edit]

Title Director Cast Theatrical release date DVD release date
Get Gone Michael Thomas Daniel Lin Shaye, Weston Cage Coppola, Bradley Stryker 24 January 2020
Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash Jared Cohn Ian Shultis, Taylor Clift, Samuel Kay Forrest, Rich Dally III 18 February 2020 30 June 2020
Game of Death Sebastien Landry, Laurence Morais-Lagace Sam Earle, Victoria Diamond, Emelia Hellman 14 July 2020
Skin Walker Christian Neuman Udo Kier, Amber Anderson, Jefferson Hall 4 August 2020

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cleopatra Films Builds 'The Black Room' into Release Slate".
  2. ^ "AMPED Distribution - Alliance Entertainment - Premier Wholesale Distributor".
  3. ^ "Film Review: Scorpions - 'Forever and a Day'". 30 December 2015.
  4. ^ "The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead".
  5. ^ "Exclusive Blood Trap Clip Vamps it up". 19 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Luke Treadaway's 'Street Cat Named Bob' Gets U.S. Release".
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (28 July 2016). "Luke Treadaway's 'Street Cat Named Bob' Gets U.S. Release". Variety. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Readies Biopic 'Free Bird'". 25 June 2016.

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