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There's a film detective on the cinema case. His name is Philip Elliott Hopkins

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The clues point us straight to Rockport, Massachusetts, that lovely seaside town. There’s some rather interesting and mysterious thing going in . . .
Long-time film industry veteran Philip Elliott Hopkins announces the launch of The Film Detective, which restores and distributes broadcast-quality, digitally remastered, classic programming for television, DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and other digital platforms.
Hopkins plans to release 10-20 DVDs and Blu-rays each month–as well as syndicate worldwide through broadcast, VOD and all leading movie portals–beginning September 4.
Additionally, the Massachusetts-based company plans to launch a classic movie subscription service on a VOD platform, featuring a veteran movie host, later in the fall. (When we get them, you’ll get all the details coming).
The Film Detective’s extensive library of more than 3,000 titles–which includes feature films, television programming, foreign imports, documentaries– are now being re-mastered for today’s new media. All titles are transferred from original film elements and many will be restored in HD. With original artwork available for most titles, all releases will be available worldwide with region-free DVD and Blu-ray release.
The initial slate of titles to be released include: A Bucket of Blood (1959), Angel and the Badman (1947), Beat the Devil (1953), Carnival of Souls (1962), D.O.A. (1950), Dementia 13 (1963), Dick Tracy’s Dilemma (1947), Go for Broke (1951), C (1952), Love Affair (1939), My Favorite Brunette (1947), My Man Godfrey (1936), Night of the Living Dead (1968), Nothing Sacred (1937), Salt of the Earth (1954), Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942), Sherlock Homes: Dressed to Kill (1946), Smash Up: The Story of a Woman (1947), The Big Lift (1950), The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962), The Inspector General (1949), The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954), The Red House (1947), The Stranger (1946) and The Terror (1963).
A list that makes any public domain devotee smile!
Hopkins entered home video entertainment in 1999 as vice president of Marango Films, an early home video distributor of classic movies. He co-founded Film Chest in 2002, supplying a broad array of broadcasters including Turner Classic Movies and American Movie Classics, and home video companies including VCI and Image Entertainment with classic films throughout the next 11 years.
“I’m thrilled to be launching an exciting new initiative and look forward to bringing new life to many classics that deserve to be restored and remastered,” says Hopkins. “Our goal is to build an extensive resource online for classic film enthusiasts and to develop a social media network to communicate with fans around the world.”
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