The award-winning sci-fi film The Machine will be getting a digital release on TheHorrorShow.tv next year.
The excellent movie, directed by Caradog W. James and starring Toby Stephens, follows one scientist’s attempts to create the perfect artificially intelligent being. It deservedly picked up Best UK Feature at the Raindance Film Festival this year – and is one of over 50 new titles to be joining the UK horror VOD service thanks to a new deal with Content Media Corporation.
New and catalogue titles from the distributor will join the video on-demand website non-exclusively, meaning that new releases, such as The Machine, will be available to watch online, alongside other classics, including films by directors such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci.
“We’re thrilled to make the superb catalogue of horror films Content Media distribute from their own catalogue, from partner labels such as 4Digital Media and Arrow Films, as well as their newest releases, available to users of TheHorrorShow.TV,” said the TheHorrorShow.tv’s co-founder David Hughes.
“Not only do they bring a great number of classic films and exciting new releases to The Horror Show, but some of my personal favourites – such as Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond, John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London and Dario Argento’s Tenebrae. From a volume point of view, it’s the biggest deal we’ve signed to date, as The Horror Show continues to build an impressive user base and a firm fan following.”
Jonathan Ford, Executive Vice President at Content Television & Digital, added: “We are justifiably proud of the extensive range of high quality new and classic films in the Content Media portfolio and are pleased that users of TheHorrorShow.TV will have the opportunity to enjoy them in the UK via this exciting new VOD platform.”
The Machine is nominated for two prizes at the 2013 British Independent Film Award, both in the Raindance category and Most Promising Newcomer (for Caity Lotz, who plays the titular machine). The ceremony will be streamed live tomorrow night, emphasising the role digital technology is playing in making indie films more accessible to the UK public.
The Machine is released in UK cinemas on Friday 21st March. We’ll bring you the digital release date as soon as it’s confirmed.