LONDON, U.K. / ACCESSWIRE / April 11, 2014 / Hannover House, Inc. (OTC: HHSE), a leading U.S.A. independent distributor of films, books and entertainment products, has announced the completion of production on the feature film thriller, "Valley of the Witch" and unveiled its North American release plans for September. The 2014 production from director Andrew Jones and Northbrook Entertainment will be released by Hannover House onto the home entertainment platforms of DVD, Blu-Ray and Video-On-Demand September 9, 2014.
"We’re very excited to be handling the newest thriller from Andrew Jones," said Eric Parkinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House. "The market responded well to our January release of Andrew’s 'Amityville Asylum;' and we feel even stronger about the concept and production qualities of 'Valley of the Witch.' The film combines elements of gothic horror with supernatural thrills that we feel elevate it into a broader audience appeal than most horror releases. We think this title will perform exceptionally well at Walmart, Redbox, Netflix and other key Hannover House packaged goods and V.O.D. accounts," Parkinson concluded.
A high-profile consumer publicity and marketing campaign will be launched in July to build awareness and demand for the September release. In addition to support within the entertainment trades, "Valley of the Witch" will be featured in horror publications, social media and mainstream consumer websites and magazines, including MSN News and The Huffington Post. Based on anticipated consumer demand from this enhanced visibility, Hannover House is forecasting initial DVD and Blu-Ray sales to be nearly double its customary placement quantities at Walmart and Redbox.
"This title is a winner, from concept to box art," said Parkinson. "We have a consumer campaign to drive awareness that we think this will drive the title into the top tier of best-sellers for Hannover House."
Other notable horror and sci-fi releases for Hannover House include "Zombie Warz: Falls the Shadow", "The Fun Park", "Boggy Creek: The Legend is True", "Humans Vs. Zombies" and "Amityville Asylum." The 2004 DVD release of "Future Shock" starring Bill Paxton and Vivian Schilling sold over 184,000 units for Hannover House, and the 2003 release of "Oxygen" starring Adrien Brody (a co-release with Ardustry Entertainment) set an indie-studio sales record at the time of 678,000 units through the Walmart Budget Bin.
In addition to the core release activities of Hannover House in the entertainment packaged goods market, the company is expanding in 2014 into both the international arenas, and as a consolidator and outlet for video-on-demand programming. The international sales and financing activities are being handled through the recently launched Medallion International Pictures, and will be active this May at the Cannes Film Festival. The Video-On-Demand venture, a consumer streaming portal under VODwiz, Inc., will also launch this summer with more than 2,500 titles from more than ten studio suppliers, including Hannover House. The VODwiz website and IPTV venture has been described by the Media Analyst Group as "the Netflix of independent studios" based on the business model of offering movies for streaming both under a "pay-per-transaction" basis, as well as through a monthly subscription model.
Hannover House remains active in book publishing as well, with new release fiction and non-fiction books hitting the market this spring, including "Sable Shore" by James Danielson and "The Verdict: Justice for John F. Kennedy, Justice for America" by best-selling author Barr McClellan. The company’s first mainstream, non-soundtrack audio CD title is also shipping this month, with the national release of "Lennon Bermuda," a tribute album to the legendary John Lennon, featuring tracks from Yoko Ono, Bryan Ferry and a notable list of international and Caribbean recording artists.
Key retail accounts for Hannover House include Walmart Stores, Inc., Redbox, Netflix, Barnes & Noble and thousands of independent video retailers, schools, libraries and booksellers. The company also sells entertainment products to a wide range of internet sites, and services most major video-on-demand portals. The company has been profitable for each of the past eighteen quarters, and feels that the 2014 and 2015 new activities will significantly increase both revenues and bottom line results. Hannover House stock is traded on the OTC Markets under ticker symbol: HHSE.
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For more information contact:
Eric Parkinson, Hannover House, 479-751-4500
SOURCE: Hannover House, Inc.