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Win The Entire Artsploitation Films DVD Back Catalogue, Only At ScreenAnarchy

Philedelphia based film distributor Artsploitation Films has been hibernating for the past 15 months, however, this June they come roaring back with brand new DVD and Blu-ray releases of festival favorites Horsehead, Der Samurai, and The House of 1,000 Eyes.In...

Now On DVD: Artsploitation Explosion! GANDU, LAPLAND ODYSSEY, And HARD ROMANTICKER!

I'm a little late on these, but it is well worth catching up on a trio of recent releases from the upstart Artsploitation label on DVD. So, here are the initial releases, now on DVD:GanduWe love Gandu. Both Todd Brown...

Exclusive! Artsploitation Bringing LAPLAND ODYSSEY To The US On January 8

Hot on the heels of their acquisitions of the past two months, upstart indie distributor Artsploitation Films is at it again, this time announcing their sophomore home video release with Finnish comedy Lapland Odyssey. This isn't one I've seen, however, we...

The Skies Become Less Friendly With Finnish Comedy THE HIJACK THAT WENT SOUTH

The airplane hijacking is most assuredly high on the list of no-go areas for big studio comedies in post-911 America. When it comes down to it, in fact, I don't think I can come up with a single comedy that...

Fantasia 2011: LAPLAND ODYSSEY Review

[Our thanks to Brandon Tenold for the following review.]With Lapland Odyssey director Dome Karukoski makes an admirable attempt to offer up a Finnish take on the vaunted road trip comedy genre, and for the most part he succeeds, with almost...

CINEFEST 2011: LAPLAND ODYSSEY REVIEW

Anymore, attending film festivals has become a laborious activity. There's no longer a sense of discovery in this digital age of instantaneous information and gratification. Very rarely am I taken off guard by a film that I know nothing...

Love Stories Are A Little Different In Finland. Prepare For A LAPLAND ODYSSEY!

Things are a bit different in Finland. In a typical Hollywood romantic comedy it's all wining and dining and the occasional misunderstanding. In Dome Karukoski's Lapland Odyssey, however, it's a quest for a free TV cable box that leads to...