Destination Films

Destination Films
Industry Film
Founded 1998 (1998)
Founder Steve Stabler
Brent Baum
Headquarters Culver City, California, USA
Products Motion pictures
Owner Sony Pictures Entertainment
Parent Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

Destination Films is Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions independent film division and the oldest film label. The company was founded by Brent Baum and Steve Stabler in 1998. Since 2001, Destination Films has been under control of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.[1] In 2007, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions took over and has released some films under Destination Films' label, like Blood: The Last Vampire[2][3] and Black Dynamite.[4][5]


Release Date Title Notes
October 22, 1999 Bats
January 28, 2000 Eye of the Beholder
March 3, 2000 Drowning Mona
July 26, 2000 Thomas and the Magic Railroad co-production with Gullane Pictures and Isle of Man Film Commission.
September 1, 2000 Whipped
September 29, 2000 Beautiful
October 27, 2000 Mission Kashmir
January 25, 2002 Metropolis
February 8, 2002 Shiri co-distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
February 27, 2002 Shottas co-distributed by Triumph Films
June 8, 2002 Buying the Cow
September 24, 2002 Vampires: Los Muertos Direct-to-video
May 16, 2003 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie co-distributed with Samuel Goldwyn Films in the US; produced in Japan by Sunrise Animation and Bones
September 30, 2003 Scenes of the Crime Direct-to-video
September 28, 2004 Sniper 3 Direct-to-video
November 23, 2004 Doing Hard Time Direct-to-video
February 15, 2005 Into the Sun Direct-to-video
March 25, 2005 D.E.B.S. co-production with Screen Gems; distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
April 26, 2005 Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough Direct to video
June 24, 2005 Saving Face co-distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
May 3, 2005 Vampires: The Turning Direct to video
July 26, 2005 Steamboy Director's Cut only; co-distributed by Triumph Films
September 30, 2005 MirrorMask co-production with The Jim Henson Company; distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
May 23, 2006 Hollow Man 2 Direct-to-video
August 22, 2006 I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer Direct-to-video
September 29, 2006 Facing the Giants Co-distribution by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
October 3, 2006 Glass House: The Good Mother Direct-to-video
January 26, 2007 Seraphim Falls co-distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
October 26, 2007 Slipstream co-distributed by Strand Releasing
November 14, 2007 Southland Tales
December 12, 2007 The Perfect Holiday co-distributed by Yari Film Group
January 8, 2008 Boogeyman 2 Direct-to-video
October 16, 2009 Black Dynamite
October 29, 2010 Welcome to the Rileys co-distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films
March 11, 2011 Elektra Luxx
October 19, 2012 The First Time
February 26, 2013 Company of Heroes Direct-to-video
August 16, 2013 Magic Magic co-production with Braven Films
June 26, 2015 Into the Grizzly Maze co-distributed by Vertical Entertainment
July 7, 2015 No Way Jose Direct-to-video
August 7, 2015 Lake Placid vs. Anaconda Direct-to-video
February 12, 2016 Ratter co-distributed by Vertical Entertainment
June 7, 2016 Never Back Down: No Surrender Direct-to-video


  1. "FEBRUARY 2002 NEWS TIDBITS". Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  2. "Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group Acquires Domestic Media Rights for Blood: The Last Vampire". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  3. Archived from the original on November 2, 2009. Retrieved November 24, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved November 24, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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