Bagdad Cafe was one of the art house hits of the ’80s that proved to be a bit of a relief from when action films took over the marquee. The simple tale of a German tourist in a tiny desert town became a sensation. The film elevated the career of CCH Pounder (Avatar). Now the movie is coming to streaming and OnDemand in April. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
|Shout! Factory PresentsPercy Adlon’s|
Bagdad Café Award-Winning Comedy Drama Premieres in Home Theaters Everywhere April 27, 2021
| “Bagdad Cafe sets us free from the production line of Hollywood’s brain-damaged ‘high concepts’ and walks its own strange and lovely path… one of the biggest box office successes in recent European history.” – Roger Ebert A charming and eccentric celebration of community, Percy Adlon’s award-winning comedy drama Bagdad Cafe will come to home theaters on digital and on demand everywhere on April 27, 2021. Fans who order from Apple will also have access to an exclusive special feature, The Trip to Bagdad, a bonus documentary with Eleonore and Percy Adlon. On a desert road somewhere between Las Vegas and Disneyland, a middle-aged German tourist couple has a spat…and the wife, Jasmin, strikes out on her own. Fate awaits her in the most unlikely place: a desolate truck-stop that proves to be an oasis of friendship. This film has won 19 national and international awards! |
Bonus Feature, exclusive to Apple release: ·
The Trip to Bagdad – Eleonore and Percy Adlon take their granddaughters Gideon, Odessa and Roxanne back to the creation of Bagdad Cafe.
|About Shout! FactoryShout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operaates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.|