Weinstein Company creates Dragon Dynasty imprint for Asian action films
The Weinstein Co. is launching Dragon Dynasty, an upscale DVD label that will become home to its burgeoning collection of Asian action titles.
Quentin Tarantino is working with the Weinsteins to develop the new brand.
Venture will be headed by Brian White, former label manager at Contender Entertainment's Hong Kong Legends division. Distribution in North America will use structures pioneered by TWC's Genius Products DVD brand. Some titles will have theatrical distribution via TWC.This is only good news for Asian action fans in the U.S., who all too often get cheated out of theatrical presentations of some of the best foreign action films being made. I suspect it has something to do with the unwillingness of many action fans to read subtitles. It will be interesting to see whether they sub or dub some of these movies.
Even better news: Dragon Dynasty will release vintage titles as well as new releases, including some Shaw Bros films and classic John Woo flicks.