China’s first sex shop comedy “Red Light Revolution” returns to where it all began: Beijing.
Greek-Australian Sam Voutas’ latest film, “Red Light Revolution” will be released in China after Tudou, one of China’s biggest online video websites, purchased its Chinese online rights.
Tudou released the sex shop comedy in China on January 12 as its showcase Lunar New Year film. The campaign had already begun on the online video company’s front page and rolled-out to mobiles and portable devices.
The January 12th China opening took place just one day before the film hit Canadian cinemas.
The feature film of Voutas has already gone on to play at film festivals such as Sao Paulo and Santa Barbara International, while it also won an audience award in London.
The deal marks the first feature length film Tudou has purchased from foreign filmmakers for its original content catalogue. Tudou released the film with Chinese subtitles, using geo-blocking technology.
“Red Light Revolution” will be released in cinemas on January 13th in Toronto, January 23rd in London, and January 27th in Vancouver, before its DVD release on Valentine’s Day.