The main benefit of this information is that we don't have to run around MIFF trying to squeeze in films that can be seen in the comfort of a commercial distribution. As I've mentioned previously, one needs to bear in mind that 'commercial release' could mean straight to DVD (and where known, this is indicated). The sheer number of titles being released by Madman Entertainment, for example, should indicate that some or perhaps most of these will go straight to DVD. On the other hand, Fay Grim is being released by Village Roadshow, which almost certainly will get a theatrical release (but I've booked a ticket and will see it at MIFF regardless).
The following list of 62 films shows the title, distributor and release date (where known). I have emailed most of the distributors below for further information, which I will update here as it comes to hand:
These titles are confirmed or likely to be released straight-to-DVD have been removed from the below list. They are: Syndromes and a Century, Out of the Blue, El Topo, The Holy Mountain, A Few Days in September, The Blood of Yingzhou District, Snoop Doggs Hood of Horror & Promised Paradise (likely, TBC). Some release dates have changed, most notably Rescue Dawn.
MIFF FILMS WITH A RELEASE:
4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days - Kojo - expected by October
Aachi & Ssipak - Madman - ?
After the Wedding - Arkles - 16/8/07
Away From Her - Dendy - 27/9/07
Bella - Hopscotch - 22/11/07
Black Sheep - Icon - 16/8/07
Black Snake Moan - Paramount - 2/8/07
Blind Mountain - ? - ?
Control - Dendy - 25/10/07
Conversations With My Gardener - Paramount - 23/8/07
Day Watch - 20th Century Fox - 13/9/07
Deep Water - Hopscotch - ?
Dirty Carnival, A - Madman - ?
Dirty Three - Madman - ?
Eagle vs Shark - Icon - ?
Exit - Madman - ?
Fay Grim - Village - ?
Fido - ? - ?
Forbidden Lie$ - Palace - ?
Grace is Gone - Village - ?
Heartbreak Hotel - Paramount - ?
Home Song Stories, The - Dendy - 23/8/07
I Served the King of England - Paramount - ?
Indigenes - Madman - ?
Inland Empire - Dendy - 'late 2007'
Irina Palm - Sharmill - 20/9/07
Joe Strummer: the Future is Unwritten - Dendy - 13/9/07
Joshua - 20th Century Fox - ?
Lady Chatterley - Hopscotch - 18/10/07
Lagerfeld Confidential - Hopscotch - ?
Mighty Heart, A - Paramount - 30/8/07
My Kid Could Paint That - Sony - ?
Night - Dendy - 2008
Once - Icon - 30/8/07
Out of the Blue - Dendy - TBC
Paprika - Sony - ?
Red Road - ? - ?
Reprise - Madman - ?
Rescue Dawn - Hopscotch - 8/11/07
Searching 4 Sandeep - Hopscotch - 20/9/07
September - Hopscotch - 25/10/07
Severance - Icon - ?
Sicko - Village - 9/8/07
Signal, The - Madman - ?
Stephanie Daley - Madman - ?
Strange Culture - Madman - ?
Teeth - Village - ?
Tekkonkinkreet - Sony - ?
This is England - Madman - 16/8/07
Vitus - Rialto - 27/9/07
Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory, A - Madman - ?
Words from the City - Madman - ?
Workshop, The - Hopscotch - ?
Year of the Dog - Paramount - ?