We are thrilled to announce that as of today The Surrounding Game is available to stream on Netflix in the US, Canada and other English-speaking territories, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong!
For audiences outside these countries, don't fear: even if the film isn't available on Netflix in your area, you can rent or buy the film directly from the filmmakers, where you'll also find bonus features and subtitles in thirteen languages.
We're excited to #NetflixAndChill with you all!
We are thrilled to announce that THE SURROUNDING GAME will be coming to NETFLIX starting August 30!
Thanks to our partners at Distribber, we've secured a a 2-year contract to bring the film to the world's biggest movie platform! Netflix will have the movie available to stream in all English-speaking territories as well as South Korea and Japan.
To celebrate the Netflix release, we'll also roll out some special discounts on our webstore. Be sure to tell your friends when the film goes live at the end of August.
On Saturday we teamed up with streaming giant Twitch.tv to host an all-day livestream all about the game of Go. We peaked at over 17,000 viewers!
Directors Will Lockhart and Cole Pruitt kicked off the broadcast with a segment to teach the rules of Go. Next viewers enjoyed a special showing of The Surrounding Game and post-show Q&A, as the chat-room was abuzz with comments. We had so much fun following the chat as the movie was playing - the comments were hilarious and wonderful.
The broadcast concluded with live commentary on back-to-back high-level tournament games. Stephen Hu 6d joined Hajin Lee to cast the semi-finals of the 2018 Creator’s Invitational Tournament between Justin Teng 6d (USA) and Peter Marko (Hungary), as well as the Collegiate Go League Championship.
We're excited to announce that we just went live on three of the world's biggest digital platforms - iTunes, Amazon Video, and Google Play!
If you enjoyed the film, please take a moment to leave a review or a rating on your favorite platform to help more people discover it.
That's all for now. Happy viewing!
The SURROUNDING GAME is now available on digital streaming and DVD/Blu-ray!
Go players, film buffs, family and friends –
We are thrilled to announce today that THE SURROUNDING GAME is now available worldwide! You can rent or buy it for streaming/download on our website, or head to our new web store and order a copy on DVD or HD Blu-ray. Did we mention the film is also available in French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Italian, and Portuguese, with more to come?
Today also marks the release of six never-before-seen deleted scenes, film merchandise, and brand new, custom 9x9 Go sets!
Spreading the Word
This project was built by the Go community, but its audience is far greater! We have seen firsthand at screenings how the film resonates with ordinary people outside the Go world, and we humbly request your help bringing it there.
We would greatly appreciate if you can take the time this week to share the release with family and friends. If you've already seen the movie, hop on over to IMDb and leave us a star rating so more people can discover the film. Want to host a screening in your community? Our screening packs have now been discounted to just $100, so that anyone who wants to host an event at a local theater, school, or community space can do so.
Next month we'll be releasing on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play too, to make the movie even easier to discover. More on that next time!
We are proud to announce that on February 15, THE SURROUNDING GAME will be available worldwide on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital rental/download!
Thanks to our partners at Vimeo-On-Demand, we can offer digital streaming and downloads of film direct from this site. To purchase a physical copy, our web store will carry brand new DVDs, Blu-rays, and merchandise the same day, including a custom 9x9 Go set, t-shirts, posters, and more. For our international viewers, subtitles will be available in multiple languages - including Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian - and many more will be added in the following months.
Last but not least, six never-before-seen deleted scenes will accompany the release! We’re excited to share this extra material with all of you.
See you next month!
Our final stop on the festival circuit ended with a bang this weekend: The Surrounding Game won a Gold Eddie at the Canada-China film festival in Vancouver!
This was our 8th and final film festival of the season. Now it's time to look ahead to worldwide release.
Since the end of the summer, we have been working with producers reps BloodSweatHoney to pitch the project to potential distribution partners. We'll be wrapping up those meetings before the end of the year, and looking at a worldwide digital/DVD release shortly after the new year. Stay tuned for an announcement of the official release date!
With school back in session, we are offering a major discount for university students and clubs to host a screening on campus. Instead of the regular price of $250, between now and the end of the semester you can order the Surrounding Game screening pack for just $100! Drop us a line to get the discount code.
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We are excited to announce that, as of this week, we will be working with seasoned Reps Alex Nohe and Jeff Dowd at BloodSweatHoney for sales representation in the US and Asia!
BloodSweatHoney secures distribution deals ranging from theatrical and DVD/VOD to cable TV and worldwide streaming, with a particular focus on China. Such a deal could greatly expand the film’s audience, so we are excited to start pitching! Down the road, we will still be releasing digital downloads, DVDs and merchandise on our own website as well.