The Russian supernatural horror film Evil Boy will be released on digital and DVD Sept. 8 by Well Go USA Entertainment.
In the film, several years after their son disappears, grieving parents adopt a feral boy who begins to eerily resemble their missing child. While the wife believes they’ve found their son, her husband is certain he died. As strange accidents begin happening around the boy, he suspects they’ve adopted something not entirely human.
Directed by first-time feature filmmaker Olga Gorodetskaya, the film stars Elena Lyadova (Leviathan), Vladimir Vdovichenkov (Leviathan), newcomer Sevastian Bugaev, Evgeniy Tsyganov (The Man Who Surprised Everyone), Anna Ukolova (Leviathan), Konstantin Topolaga (Steel Butterfly) and Roza Khayrullina (The Horde).
Well Go USA unveiled an all-new trailer for live-action martial arts movie Invincible Dragon as part of a July 23 presentation at the first San Diego Comic-Con@Home “Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza” panel discussion.
The panel featured Ric Meyers (Films of Fury, Atlas Originals Presents Targitt), Frank Djeng (Iron Fists & Kung Fu Kicks), Eric Jacobus (God of War), Chris Mancini (Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master), and Jan Lucanus (Justice for Hire) — as well as special guests Peter Pham (Foggy Mountain) and Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange, Ip Man 4).
When a brilliant but trigger-happy detective (played by martial arts star Max Zhang, IP Man 3, Master Z: Ip Man Legacy) is outsmarted by a serial killer, he pays a high price for his momentary lapse in judgment. Robbed of both his fiancée and his job, he soon spirals out of control and goes back to what he knows best: fighting. Unbeknownst to him, a serendipitous reunion with an old rival (Brazilian mixed martial artist Anderson Silva) may be the key to unlocking the truth about his fiancée’s disappearance—and to apprehending the killer.
Well Go USA will street Invincible Dragon on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Oct. 6.
The South Korean animated family film A Dog’s Courage will debut on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 18 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
The title is already available on digital.
The film follows Jacob, a feisty and playful dog abandoned by his owners. He joins a pack of strays that embarks on a journey filled with adventures and life lessons in their pursuit to find a new and loving home, finding the perfect place of safety and peace, the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.
The film is available in both the original Korean and an all-new English dub.
Directed by Chun-Baek Lee and Oh Sung-Yoon (Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild), A Dog’s Courage was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2019 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
The Korean coming-of-age story House of Hummingbird will debut on digital and Blu-ray Aug. 4 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
Ignored by her parents and abused by her brother, 14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. In a rapidly expanding Seoul in 1994, she roams the neighborhood with her best friend, attempts romantic relationships with both girls and boys alike and is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. When a new teacher arrives, she becomes the first adult the young girl feels really understands her.
Bora Kim makes her feature film directing debut in this acclaimed film that stars Ji-hu Park (The Witness), Sae-byuk Kim (The Day After), Seung-Yeon Lee (Alive) and In-gi Jeong (Chaser).
The film won Best Feature Film at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival and the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival. The Korean Association of Film Critics’ Awards named it one of the Ten Best Films of the Year and it won the awards for Best Actress (Park), Best Cinematography (Guk-hyun Kang) and Best International Narrative Feature at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. In addition, director Bora Kim has won numerous Best Director awards, including from the 2019 Athens International Film Festival, the 2020 Asian Film Critics Association Awards and the 2019 Korean Association of Film Critics’ Awards.
Well Go USA Entertainment will release the Chinese action-comedy Enter the Fat Dragon on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and digitally July 14.
The film stars international martial arts icon Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as super-fit super-cop Fallon Zhu, who is transformed into a records clerk with a major snack cake habit — and one shot to regain his job and his fiancée.
The Japanese actioner Samurai Marathon will come out on Blu-ray and DVD July 21 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
The title is available now digitally.
Inspired by a race still held yearly, the film follows an aging lord in late feudal Japan who challenges his samurai to a grueling marathon — joined covertly by his daughter. The group must overcome deadly odds to survive. Meanwhile, a young ninja operates undercover in the court of the lord and finds his loyalties put to the test.
Director Bernard Rose (Candy Man, Anna Karenina) co-wrote the screenplay with Japan’s Hiroshi Saito and Kikumi Yamagishi based on the novel The Marathon Samurai: Five Tales of Japan’s First Marathon.
The film is produced by Academy Award winners Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor) and Toshiaki Nakazawa (Departures) and features an original score composed by Philip Glass (The Truman Show), costume designs by Oscar winner Emi Wada (Ran) and cinematography by Takuro Ishizaka (John Woo’s Manhunt).
An Indonesian comic book superhero and his alter ego enter the cinematic universe in the actioner Gundala, debuting on digital, Blu-ray and DVD July 28 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
Based on a popular comic book first published in 1969, Gundala is the first film in a proposed eight-film franchise launching a new superhero cinematic universe (in the vein of Marvel). In the origin story, Sancaka (Abimana Aryasatya) is a security guard who was struck by lightning, giving him superhuman powers and turning him into the superhero Gundala. An Indonesian orphan, Sancaka spent his life on the streets trying to attract as little attention as possible, but when greed and violence reach a fever pitch in Jakarta, it soon becomes clear that he is the people’s only hope for peace.
Written and directed by Joko Anwar (Impetigore) and based on the comic by Harya Suraminata, Gundala stars Abimana Aryasatya (12:00 A.M.), Tara Basro (Impetigore), Bront Palarae (Belukar), Ario Bayu (Java Heat) and Lukman Sardi (Abracadabra).
Gundala had its international premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, and the release features an all-new English dub, in addition to its original subtitled soundtrack.
Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Valley of the Gods, the latest film from director Lech Majewski.
Starring Josh Harnett (Black Hawk Down, Lucky Number Slevin), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall) and John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich, Death of a Salesman), the film is set for physical and digital release Aug. 11. The cast also includes Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) and John Rhys-Davies (“Lord of the Rings” trilogy).
The film screened at the 2019 Gdynia Film Festival and the Warsaw Film Festival, as well as during the 27th Camerimage International Film Festival, where Majewski was presented a Special Directing Award for his “unique cinematic vision.”
Valley of the Gods contrasts opposing social extremes — namely abundance and poverty — through three separate storylines, which revolve around a middle-class writer, an eccentric trillionaire and members of a struggling nearby Navajo community. After a difficult divorce, copywriter John Ecas (Harnett) takes on the biography of the richest man on earth (Malkovich), who is both his boss and the man behind a plan to mine sacred Navajo lands for uranium. However, when modern advancement runs afoul of the long-dormant protectors warned of in ancient legend, even the most unimaginable wealth may soon meet its match.
“Lech approaches each film as it were a painting, and in terms of scope and multitude of ideas, Valley of the Gods is easily his largest canvas,” said producer Filip Jan Rymsza in a statement. “We’re excited to share his virtuosic work with audiences.”
Majewski (Field of Dogs, The Mill & The Cross, The Garden of Earthly Delights) also wrote and produced along with Filip Jan Rymsza on behalf of their companies, Angelus Silesius and Royal Road Entertainment.
The Western A Soldier’s Revenge will come out on digital, Blu-ray and DVD June 16 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
The film is written and directed by Michael Feifer and stars Neal Bledsoe (“The Man in High Castle”), Rob Mayes (“Mistresses”), AnnaLynne McCord (“90210”), Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, The Doors) and Jake Busey (Starship Troopers).
The story follows Civil War soldier-turned-bounty-hunter Frank Connor (Bledsoe), a man haunted by wartime horrors who spends his time post-war polishing off two things: whiskey and fugitives. When two desperate children arrive on his doorstep and enlist his help to find their missing mother (McCord), Frank must face his past in order to take down the notorious Major Briggs (Mayes), with whom he has a score all his own to settle.
Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to Canadian thriller Broil.
A digital and home entertainment release is scheduled for Oct. 13.
Directed and co-written by Edward Drake (Breach, Cosmic Sin), Broil stars Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale), Timothy V. Murphy (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) and Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little).
It’s a seemingly classic coming-of-age story that is quickly complicated by the fact that the protagonist’s family has been hiding a dark secret for millennia. After a violent incident with an insufferable school nemesis, 17-year-old Chance Sinclair (Avery Konrad) is sent to live with her reclusive grandfather (Murphy) in his lavish mountain estate. She seeks to uncover the true origin of her eccentric grandfather’s exorbitant wealth — and a mysterious familial health condition going back generations. Quickly caught between two warring factions of the family, Chance’s only hope for survival may well come from a killer-for-hire (Lipnicki) with a fortuitous stroke of culinary genius.
“Well Go USA is home to some of my favorite films and I’m so grateful for the hard work of the team,” said Drake in a statement. “Broil was created by a fantastic Vancouver and Victoria cast and crew. We took cues from Rosemary’s Baby, The Witch, Get Out, Succession, Barry Lyndon, You’re Next, and many more to bring Broil to life, a story which is absolutely 100% based on true events.”