Magnolia Pictures

Magnolia Pictures
Magnolia Pictures
Industry Motion pictures
Headquarters New York, New York, USA
Products Magnet Releasing (Genre films)
Owner(s) Todd Wagner & Mark Cuban
Parent 2929 Entertainment

Magnolia Pictures is an American film distributor, and is a holding of 2929 Entertainment, owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban. Magnolia was formed in 2001 by Bill Banowsky and Eamonn Bowles, and specializes in both foreign and independent films.

Films distributed by Magnolia typically appear on the cable television channel HDNet Movies (also owned by Cuban) during their first week of release.

Magnolia also has a genre films label named Magnet Releasing which mainly distributes foreign action films.

In April 2011, Cuban placed Magnolia up for sale, but he added that he wouldn't sell the company unless the offer was "very, very compelling."[1]



Title Year Documentary
Control Room (2004) Yes
Bukowski: Born Into This (2004)
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) Yes
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2005)
The War Within (2005)
The Lost City (2005)
District B13 (2006)
Cocaine Cowboys (2006) Yes
Bubble (2006)
One Last Thing... (2006)
Jesus Camp (2006) Yes
Fay Grim (2006)
Ira and Abby (2006)
Diggers (2006)
Yo-Yo Girl Cop (2006)
Special (2006)
Tears of the Black Tiger (2007)
The Host (2007)
Exiled (2007)
Severance (2007)
Maxed Out (2007) Yes
Crazy Love (2007)
Color Me Kubrick (2007)
No End in Sight (2007) Yes
Weirdsville (2007)
Big Man Japan (2007)
Redacted (2007) [2]
Flawless (2007)
Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)
Hank and Mike (2008)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Mister Foe (2008)
The Signal (2008)
Splinter (2008)
Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes) (2008)
Humboldt County (2008)
A Good Day to Be Black and Sexy (2008)
The Great Buck Howard (2008)
Chocolate (2008)
Yonkers Joe (2009) [3]
Donkey Punch (2009)
Humpday (2009)
Outrage (2009)
Worlds Greatest Dad (2009)
Food, Inc. (2009) Yes
I'm Still Here (2010)
Monsters (2010)
Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010) [4] Yes
Barry Munday (2010)
Freakonomics (2010) Yes
Down Terrace (2010)
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) Yes
All Good Things (2010)
Night Catches Us (2010)
Ong Bak 3 (2011)
Vanishing on 7th Street (2011)
I Saw the Devil (2011)
Black Death (2011)
Rubber (2011)
Ceremony (2011)
Square Grouper: The Godfathers of Ganja (2011)
13 Assassins (2011)
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Rejoice and Shout (2011)
The Troll Hunter (2011)
The Perfect Host (2011)

Upcoming films

Film Release Date Status Notes
Melancholia November 11, 2011 Completed
I Melt with You 2011 Completed
Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times 2011 Completed
Headhunters 2011 Completed
Magic Trip 2011 Completed
The Last Circus 2011 Completed
Beyond the Black Rainbow 2011 Completed

Subtitle controversy

In March 2009 Magnolia Pictures released the movie adaption of Let the Right One In on DVD and Blu-Ray. The American discs feature both the original Swedish dialogue and an English dubbed version, while the European versions feature only the Swedish, and an audio-descriptive track in English. Icons of Fright reported that the American release had been criticized for using new, oversimplified English subtitles instead of the original theatrical subtitles.[5] This unattributed translation contained many errors and over-simpifications, with many fans calling the release unwatchable.

Following customer complaints, Magnolia stated that they would release an updated version with the original theatrical subtitles, but will not exchange current discs. As of November 2009, the DVD version containing the theatrical subtitles can now be found, however, a Blu-Ray version has yet to be released.[6] Director Tomas Alfredson also expressed his dissatisfaction with the DVD subtitles, calling it a "turkey translation". "If you look on the 'net, people are furious about how bad it is done", he added.[7] The UK release retains the theatrical subtitles.


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