Los Angeles, CA - June 27 2017 - InvestorHub NewsWire - At the request of mega-exhibition chain Regal Entertainment Group, the official remake of the 1963 cult-classic horror film, “Blood Feast,” will be released in a rated version from the MPAA, reports distributor Hannover House (OTC: HHSE).  The need to obtain a “R” rated version for some theatrical markets, along with other release schedule considerations, were cited as the primary reasons for delaying the USA theatrical launch to July 28.  The film had been planned for an early summer release in an unrated format, which proved problematic for some locations and some advertising media.
“Some markets are unable to screen an unrated film,” said Hannover House CEO, Eric Parkinson. “The decision to seek the MPAA rating for ‘Blood Feast’ was tailored after a similar development impacted the Lionsgate release of ‘Saw’ a few years back. The film has been very modestly edited to conform to the film ratings standard that should make it accessible to a larger audience,” he continued. 
The original 1963 film, “Blood Feast” from director Herschell Gordon Lewis, attracted and shocked audiences worldwide before enjoying a lucrative second life as a home video hit that ultimately sold more than 1.5-million units. Now, more than fifty years since the original creation, the official, long-awaited remake will hit theatres across the United States and Canada this summer. Hannover House and Crimson Forest Entertainment Group have entered into a distribution agreement with Producer Emsch Schneider, of Austrian-based Illusions, Ltd., for a nationwide theatrical release of the film through Regal Entertainment Group in USA locations, with Canadian theatres handled by Cineplex Entertainment.
“The enthusiasm for this official remake has been staggering,” said Eric Parkinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House. “We’re getting swamped with calls and emails from horror media and fans across the country asking us to make sure that we open at a local theatre, or that they have a large fan group ready to organize an event screening. It didn’t take long for us to recognize that the large following from the original film’s home video release has generated an enthusiastic fan base to see the official remake. Expanding our theatrical plans into a national release during mid-summer shows our confidence in the film’s commercial appeal,” he concluded.
The official remake was directed by acclaimed French director Marcel Walz, and features an impressive cast – including an appearance by the 90-year-old Herschell Gordon Lewis, filmed shortly before his death late last year.  Other cast members include Robert Rusler (“A Nightmare on Elm Street 2”), Caroline Williams (“Days of Thunder”) and Sophie Monk (“The Hills Run Red” and the new “Bachelorette”).
Hannover and Crimson will promote the film’s release through horror-related media and websites, as well as national cable TV ads and in-theatre promotions.  An October 31st  home video release is anticipated, with a subscription video-on-demand window available for January.
“The fan base is large and quite vocal,” Parkinson continued. “We hope to channel this energy into surprising box office results, and establish some positive momentum before hitting the home video and V.O.D. markets in the fall.”
Fuad Ramses (Rusler) and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess Ishtar (Katz). He becomes more and more allured by the goddess as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually he succumbs to her deadly charms.
After this pivotal night, Fuad begins a new life, in which murder and cannibalism become his daily bread. He starts to prepare a ritual feast to honor his new mistress, a lavish affair dripping with blood, organs, and intestines of human victims. As butchered bodies are heaped upon the Altar of Ishtar, Fuad slowly slips further into madness until he is no more than the goddess’ puppet; and she thirsts for the blood of Fuad’s wife and daughter too…
Media support for the film’s North American theatrical release was widespread after the initial announcement plans for a limited release were disclosed.  High-traffic, targeted publications and websites that have featured the film’s release include ComingSoon.net, DreadCentral.com, HorrorSociety.com, joblo.com and bloody-disgusting.com among many others.

Hannover House, Inc. was established in 1993 and has grown into one of the top, specialty film distributors in North America, owning or controlling a library of more than 350 titles, and enjoying direct access to all major theatre chains and wholesale access to all major home video retailers and mass merchants.  Crimson Forest Entertainment Group, Inc. was formed in 2010 as a film production company with access to financing out of China.  In April of this year, Hannover House and Crimson Forest announced plans for a corporate merger which would facilitate the receipt of significant new financing for the combined entity for new theatrical film productions, releasing costs and general operations. All of the required filings and steps of the merger process have been completed, except for the valuation of the stock-for-stock swap formula and the restoration of fully-current reporting status for Crimson Forest – both of which are expected to be completed during July.
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Sections 27A & 21E of the amended Securities and Exchange Acts of 1933-34, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Although the company believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these statements included in this press release will prove accurate.
For More Information on upcoming events or this press release, contact ERIC PARKINSON, Hannover House, Inc. / Medallion Releasing, Inc., 479-521-5774 or 818-481-5277 

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