SOURCE: Seven Arts Pictures plc

Seven Arts Pictures plc

September 22, 2009 08:30 ET

Seven Arts Releases "Autopsy" and "Knife Edge" Through Distribution Partner High Fliers Films

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2009) - Seven Arts Pictures plc (NASDAQ: SAPX) announced today the video release dates of "Autopsy" and "Knife Edge" through a new distribution agreement with British distributor High Fliers Films. "Autopsy" will be released on October 5, 2009 and "Knife Edge" will be released Oct 19, 2009.

Peter Hoffman, CEO of Seven Arts, commented, "We are very excited about this distribution agreement with High Fliers and we expect this will lead to further agreements this year. High Fliers has a strong reputation in the UK rental and retail market and they are a great partner for us going forward."

Tom Stewart, Head of Acquisitions for High Fliers, commented, "We're delighted to be working together with Seven Arts Pictures. The excellent creative team and the high calibre of their films makes this a highly commercial venture."

Under the terms of the deal, High Fliers has also agreed to release the Seven Arts Pictures films "Deal," "Noise," and "A Broken Life" in the UK and Ireland. Dates for release of these pictures have not been set.

"Autopsy," staring Robert Patrick ("Terminator 2; Judgement Day," "Bridge to Terrabithia") and Jessica Lowndes ("The Haunting of Molly Hartley," "90210") was directed by Adam Gierasch, and produced by Seven Arts Pictures, from a script written by Gierasch, Jace Anderson and Evan Katz. "Knife Edge," staring Hugh Bonneville ("Notting Hill," "Asylum"), Natalie Press ("Fifty Dead Men Walking," "My Summer of Love"), and Matthieu Boujenah ("Fracassés," "Très bien, merci") was directed by Anthony Hickox and produced by Seven Arts Pictures from a script by Hickox, Robin Squire, and Fee Combe.

About High Fliers Films

London based High Fliers Films plc is one of the leading, most respected and truly independent film distributors within the UK and Eire.

Founded in 1988 we take great pride in affording the same amount of time, energy and attention to detail to all our titles -- from the large, theatrically-led films to the smaller, direct to DVD titles.

High Fliers are a truly integrated film distributor with every aspect of the film's life cycle taken care of in-house; from the acquisition of the film rights through rental sales, retail sales, VOD, digital and TV. In 2008 High Fliers had some wonderful milestones; "He Was A Quiet Man" starring Christian Slater was the company's first ever theatrical releases. 2008 also saw the company investing heavily in acquisitions, with films such as the tense thriller "The Flock," starring Richard Gere and also the hilarious romantic comedy "I Could Never Be Your Woman" with Michelle Pfieffer. 2009 sees the release of "Burning Plain" with Charlize Theron, "Life Before Her Eyes" with Uma Thurman, "New Town Killers" with Dougray Scott, "City of Life & Death" to be presented at this year's London Film Festival, and the award winning "Passchendaele."

Releasing up to 80 titles a year we pride ourselves on the high quality and diverse subject matter of our films -- ensuring our strength, our future and our growth within the industry.

About Seven Arts

Seven Arts Pictures plc ("SAP," "7 Arts" or the "Company") was founded in 2002 as an independent motion picture production and distribution company engaged in the development, acquisition, financing, production, and licensing of theatrical motion pictures for exhibition in domestic (i.e., the United States and Canada) and foreign theatrical markets, and for subsequent worldwide release in other forms of media, including home video and pay and free television.

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