Shorts International and INgrooves Release Spinal Tap’s New Short Film
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the cult classic film, “This is Spinal Tap,” Shorts International and INgrooves today have released Spinal Tap’s new short film, “Stonehenge: ‘Tis A Magic Place.” The film is available to download exclusively from iTunes starting today for $1.99.
The seven minute short marks iTunes’ first original film, where Spinal Tap, having put Stonehenge on the map in their legendary song about the world heritage site, pay their first visit to the monument. As if drawn by some primal, magnetic force, Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls set out on a pilgrimage to this ancient site. The silent song of these mysterious lithic Sirens inspires the distinguished artistes to make a trans-generational house-call.
iTunes is featuring “Stonehenge: ‘Tis A Magic Place” alongside the original “This is Spinal Tap” film, available digitally in HD for the first time, as well as all three of the band’s albums including their new “Back from the Dead.”
The iTunes distribution of “Stonehenge: ‘Tis a Magic Place” follows the recent release of the Blu-ray DVD version of the original cult film classic, “This is Spinal Tap,” as well as Spinal Tap’s “Back from the Dead” album release this past June and the upcoming September 1st DVD release of the recent concert tour, “Unwigged & Unplugged: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer” – all commemorating the 25th anniversary of the original Spinal Tap movie, which was theatrically released in 1984.
“We’re excited about this opportunity to partner with iTunes and INgrooves to distribute cutting-edge content to film lovers and Spinal Tap fans throughout the world,” said Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive of Shorts International.
“We all jumped at the opportunity to participate in a novel and ground-breaking way with Spinal Tap,” commented Robb McDaniels, President and Chief Executive Officer, INgrooves. “The resulting short movie is simply spectacular and the culmination of months of hard work for all involved.”
About Shorts International
Shorts International is the world’s leading short movie entertainment company and the operator of ShortsHD(TM), the first high definition channel dedicated to short movies, available on AT&T U-Verse, Channel 1789. Shorts(TM) is available on iTunes Movie stores in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Germany. Shorts International also operates ShortsTV(TM)UK and ShortsTV(TM)France. Further information can be found at www.shortshd.com and www.shortstv.com. The company is headquartered in London, England. Shorts International is owned by Shorts Entertainment Holdings and Liberty Global Ventures.
INgrooves is a digital media infrastructure company that provides various distribution and marketing services via its INgrooves and ONE Digital divisions. ONE Digital is a proprietary software platform that provides distribution and administration to large distributors, record labels and film production companies at rates far below the industry standard. INgrooves provides clients customized distribution, marketing, promotion, synch licensing and administrative support to help maximize the earnings potential of specific releases or catalogues. For more information, check out www.ingrooves.com.