One is an Oscar-hopeful about a steroid-pumping, hormone-selling gangster. The other an over-the-top cringe comedy about an 11-year-old joining two men on a trip to a whorehouse. And, in some weird way, it makes total sense that you’ll get to see both on the big screen thanks to Drafthouse Films. The Alamo Drafthouse’s distribution arm just announced it will handle the U.S. release of Bullhead, Belgium’s official 2012 Oscar candidate for Best Foreign Language Film and Clown, a Danish comedy in the mold of Curb Your Enthusiasm based on a popular TV show. Read more after the break. Read More »

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Horror fans across the world are waiting with baited breath to catch a glimpse of Drafthouse Films upcoming anthology The ABCs of Death. Twenty-six short films, each by a different director, will each portray a unique method of death linked to a letter of the alphabet. With directors like Nacho Vigalondo, Jason Eisener, Noburo Iguchi, Xavier Gens, Ti West and Adam Winguard involved, there’s reason to hope it will be disgustingly good.

Twenty-five films are already in the anthology and fans have been competing to have their short be the 26th entry. A new trailer has been released that shows off some of the goriest, strangest moments from the submitted entries, and urges everyone to vote on which “T” film will be the 26th piece of the puzzle. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

A semi-forgotten bit of weirdness from 1981 is the Fernando Baldi western Comin At Ya!, which was the first, and probably only, 3D spaghetti western. And now, after a successful run at Fantastic Fest, the newly restored film, with 3D re-done for a RealD 3D presentation, is coming to theaters courtey of Drafthouse Films. Read More »

One of the most buzzed-about films out of this year’s South by Southwest was the Trost BrothersThe FP, which screened as part of the SXFantastic series. The offbeat indie takes place in a retrofuturistic, post-apocalyptic world in which gangs settle scores via video-game dancing (think Dance Dance Revolution). Going by the trailer, it seems to be every bit as weird as the premise would suggest.

Now Drafthouse Films has stepped up to distribute the film, which means that the non-festivalgoers among us will finally get a chance to see what everyone else was talking about. Read more after the jump.

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There are great things going on down in Austin, TX at the Alamo Drafthouse. Founder Tim League has created one of the country’s more popular film festivals in Fantastic Fest, which kicks off soon, and he’s planning to expand the Drafthouse to other cities. But first he’ll be bringing films to the entire country through the formation of a new distribution company called Drafthouse Films. The debut release from Drafthouse will be the ‘Jihadist comedy’ Four Lions, which premiered to good notice at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

In mid-October, Four Lions will go on a ten-city roadshow in advance of a limited New York, LA and Austin opening, after which the film will expand to other cities. Start your guesses now as to what films League will go for after Four Lions. Regardless, best of luck to him and the company. The full press release is after the break. Read More »

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