Shout! Factory Acquires BRAZILIAN WESTERN (FAROESTE CABOCLO) For Cross-Platform Distribution In US & Canada!

shout_factoryBrazilian Western is the actual title of this film in case you’re wondering right of the bat “What western film from Brazil did they acquire?”  I really can’t enlighten much on this film sadly, as this is the first I’ve heard of it.  But with this news today, its definitely on my radar now to check out when it comes to (hopefully) glorious Blu-ray.  It played the famed Toronto International Film Festival last year and is slated to hit up the Miami International Film Festival this coming weekend.  Shout! Factory has provided me with this announcement to kind of open up about it, but more details will be trickling down the pipeline as they begin production on its home release for sure.  And you can find those details, pre-order and maybe even a review here at your trusted Why So Blu? entertainment website.  The entertainment site that doesn’t feature default artwork for its design!

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Shout! Factory and Cinevox Enter Distribution Deal



Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib, Antônio Calloni, César Troncoso

Star in Brazilian Action Drama Directed by René Sampaio

Los Angeles, California – March 5, 2014 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform entertainment company, and Cinevox, an international distribution company, have entered a picture deal to distribute BRAZILIAN WESTERN (FAROESTE CABOCLO) in both U.S and Canada. Produced and directed by René Sampaio, this much-anticipated crime action-drama premiered with critical praise at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to play at the Miami International Film Festival on March 8. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and Andre Gaines, Cinevox executive.

In this deal, Shout! Factory secured extensive rights to BRAZILIAN WESTERN (FAROESTE CABOCLO), including select theatrical, exclusive digital and broadcast distribution and home entertainment for cross-platform releases in the U.S and Canada. Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of the film on a variety of entertainment distribution platforms and in all packaged media later this year. While Shout! Factory secured select theatrical rights to the film, Cinevox is currently exploring opportunities to present this film in select theaters.

“We look forward to bringing this film to North American movie fans. This captivating movie is a perfect addition to our growing international film library,” stated Shout! Factory’s founders in a joint statement.

“We’re extremely proud to be teaming with Shout! Factory on the North American release of this film. Brazilian Western is a brilliant and exhilarating ride, and Shout!’s amazing track record with films of this genre is sure to make it a rousing success in the states,” said Andre Gaines of Cinevox.

A film by René Sampaio, BRAZILIAN WESTERN is a film adaptation of the popular song “Faroeste Caboclo” by Brazilian music icon Renato Russo and tells the story of love, blood and revenge. João de Santo Cristo, a young man who leaves his life of poverty in the backlands of the state of Bahia to try his luck in Brasilia. With the help of his cousin Pablo, he becomes a carpenter’s apprentice but also gets involved in drug trafficking.

One day, he happens to meet the beautiful Maria Lúcia, the daughter of a senator. They begin a relationship, but João plunges deeper and deeper into a downward spiral of crime and violence. He finally meets his greatest enemy, the playboy drug dealer Jeremias, his rival in business and for the heart of Maria Lúcia.

Directed by René Sampaio and produced by Bianca De Felippes, Marcello Ludwig Maia and René Sampaio, the film boasts and impressive cast of Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib, Antônio Calloni, César Troncoso, Marcos Paulo and Flavio Bauraqui.



Brandon is the host, producer, writer and editor of The Brandon Peters Show (thebrandonpetersshow.com) on the Creative Zombie Studios Network. At Why So Blu he is a Writer/Reviewer. Brandon is a lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash. You can also find older essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

1 Response to “Shout! Factory Acquires BRAZILIAN WESTERN (FAROESTE CABOCLO) For Cross-Platform Distribution In US & Canada!”

  1. Brian White

    LOL “The entertainment site that doesn’t feature default artwork for its design!”

    And we use “real” lead in paragraphs!

    Attaboy Brandon!