Empire International Pictures


Empire International Pictures

Empire Pictures was a small scale theatrical distribution company that was formed in 1983 by Charles Band.

The company produced a number of low-budget horror and fantasy features including "Trancers" and "The Dungeonmaster". It is perhaps best known for "Re-Animator" and "Ghoulies" which were major box office hits for the company in 1985.

Other Empire Pictures included "From Beyond", "Dolls", "Troll", "Crawlspace" and "Robot Jox". Empire Pictures began to collapse in 1989 due to financial problems.

The studio was originally situated in Rome, Italy. After Empire folded, Charles Band then formed another company, Full Moon Entertainment, which also specializes in horror/fantasy genre films.

Empire Pictures is not to be confused with the American film distribution company Empire Pictures, which was established in 2000 and focuses on releasing art-house and foreign films.

Filmography

*Walking the Edge (1983)
*The Alchemist (1984)
*The Dungeonmaster (1985)
*Ghoulies (1985)
*Re-Animator (1985)
*Savage Island (1985)
*Trancers (1985)
*Underworld (1985)
*Breeders (1986)
*Crawlspace (1986)
*Eliminators (1986)
*From Beyond (1986)
*Ghost Warrior (1986)
*Rawhead Rex (1986)
*Robot Holocaust (1986)
*Troll (1986)
*TerrorVision (1986)
*Zone Troopers (1986)
*Buy & Cell (1987)
*The Caller (1987)
*Creepozoids (1987)
*Dolls (1987)
*Enemy Territory (1987)
*Ghoulies II (1987)
*Mutant Hunt (1987)
*Necropolis (1987)
*The Princess Academy (1987)
*Valet Girls (1987)
*Vicious Lips (1987)
*Assault of the Killer Bimbos (1988)
*Catacombs (1988)
*Cellar Dweller (1988)
*Ghost Town (1988)
*Prison (1988)
*Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)
*Transformations (1988)
*Arena (1989)
*Deadly Weapon (1989)
*Intruder (1989)
*Puppet Master (1989) (produced by Empire Pictures, released by Full Moon Features)
*Robot Jox (1990)
*Spellcaster (1992)
*Pulse Pounders (2002) (Empire Pictures was briefly brought back for this sequel to Trancers and The Dungeonmaster)

External links

*imdb company|id=0022018|title=Empire Pictures
* [http://www.closinglogos.com/page/Empire+International Empire Pictures logo]


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