Netflix Expanding Asian Movie Selection in Deal With Korea's Top Studio CJ E&M

Oct 14, 2011, 08:07 ET from CJ E&M America

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CJ E&M announced an agreement to feature twenty of its acclaimed Asian movies on Netflix, the world's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. Beginning in October 2011, Netflix members in the US are able to instantly watch these titles across multiple platforms, including TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, computers and mobile phones.

"CJ E&M is delighted to make our movies available through Netflix for the first time," said Joon Choi, CEO of CJ E&M America. "Netflix has been a revolutionary force in entertainment, whose members have long enjoyed unparalleled access to a rich selection of films. This deal brings movie lovers iconic films from Asia's top entertainment company."

"We are excited to make CJ E&M's library of Asian titles available for our members to watch instantly," said Lisa Nishimura, Vice President, Independent Content Acquisition for Netflix. "This is part of our ongoing commitment to expand our members' access to exceptional and high-quality content from around the globe."

Included in the deal are blockbusters from iconic Korean director Kang Woo-Suk including his recent mystery thriller hit Moss, and Silmido, a riveting restaging of a 1973 plot against the President; lighter fare such as The Servant, a racy period comedy, and I'm A Cyborg But That's Ok, an offbeat romantic comedy from celebrated director Park Chan-Wook starring Rain.

Other titles include: Arahan; Fish Story; Castaway on the Moon; Going by the Book; Good Morning President; Harmony; Killer Virgin Road; King and the Clown; Love, in Between; Murder, Take One; No Mercy; Rikidozan; Sayonara Itsuka; Secret; Sophie's Revenge; and The Unjust.

About CJ Entertainment & Media (CJ E&M): CJ E&M is the only total entertainment company in Korea and is leading the globalization of Asian pop culture by creating original content as well as building distribution platforms. CJ E&M's businesses include the leading brands in Korean entertainment such as CJ Entertainment, CGV, and Mnet and encompass movie production and distribution, premier multiplex cinemas, an array of cable networks, music performance and distribution, and online games. In the U.S. CJ E&M provides outstanding entertainment experiences through its subsidiaries which include Mnet, the largest English-language Asian Pop Culture cable network; CGV Cinemas, the Asian cinema flagship; and CJ Entertainment America, a leading distributor of Asian films nationwide.