LIONS GATE FALLS FOR LOVE OBJECT
Filmmaker Robert Parigi gave FANGORIA the good news that his psychosexual chiller LOVE OBJECT, following well-received festival play, has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Vitagraph Films and Lions Gate. Vitagraph, which has given Takashi Miike pics like AUDITION and HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS Stateside exposure and sponsored BUBBA HO-TEP?s enormously successful (over $1 million and counting) limited release, will send LOVE OBJECT to specific theaters, beginning with a date at New York City?s Anjelika starting February 13 (the day before Valentine?s Day, appropriately enough). Lions Gate, meanwhile, will handle the movie?s VHS and DVD release later in 2004. LOVE OBJECT stars Desmond Harrington as a repressed young man whose twisted relationship with a lifelike sex doll leads to horrible consequences for the real people in his life, and co-stars Melissa Sagemiller, Udo Kier and Rip Torn. Go to the official website of production company ContentFilm for more about the movie.
Courtesy of Fangoria