Invincible Pictures announces plans today to release an uncut version of the provocative movie A Serbian Film digitally on FlixFling and on limited edition DVD. This marks the film’s first official uncut release in North America.
A Serbian Film, which has faced scrutiny and criticism worldwide, was released by Invincible in theaters, digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray last year. All previously released versions by Invincible have been cut due to legal challenges surrounding the film.
The most serious of which were charges brought against Angel Sala, Director of Spain’s Sitges Film Festival. Sala was charged with exhibition of child pornography after a screening of A Serbian Film during the 2010 festival. All charges against Sala were dropped in February.
Previous to these allegations, Invincible had planned to release the film uncut, but decided to instead release a cut version until an outcome in this case had been determined.
“Of course we would have preferred an uncut release last year,” says Invincible Pictures’ CEO Tom Ashley. “Unfortunately, the charges brought against Mr. Sala were something we had to seriously factor into that release. Now that those charges have been dropped, we can bring A Serbian Film to its fans as its director had intended.”
The uncut version of A Serbian Film will be available for purchase on FlixFling starting May 1st. The limited edition DVD will be released May 22nd and will be available for pre-order at the Invincible Pictures website.