“Escape From Tomorrow” avoided Disney’s security forces long enough to make it into theaters (taking in something like $170,000 in the U.S.) and VOD, and now will get a DVD and Blu-ray release via multiplatform content company Random Media.
Random also announced this week that it acquired all North American rights to documentary “Mirage Men,” which examines decades of government cover-ups about extraterrestrial visitors.
Disney elected not to challenge the release of “Escape From Tomorrow,” Randy Moore’s nightmarish fantasy – despite that was shot, guerilla-style, in Disney theme parks without the company’s permission. Cinetic Media handled the film’s theatrical and VOD release.
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“‘Escape from Tomorrow’ and ‘Mirage Men’ are exactly the kind of films that distinguish the Random Media label as a destination for bold, provocative entertainment,” said Rob Williams, Random Media SVP and acquisitions head. “The debut of ‘Escape from Tomorrow’ was nothing short of a revelation at Sundance – we’ve never seen anything quite like it.”
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Random releases “Escape From Tomorrow” on DVD and Blu-ray in April 2014; it has not yet announced a release pattern for “Mirage Men.”