Triumph Films

Triumph Films (also known as Triumph Releasing Corporation) is a film studio division of Sony Pictures Entertainment geared towards theatre and direct-to-video film production and distribution.

Triumph Films
In-name-only division[1]
10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California, United States
Key people
Samuel White (Co-President)
Benjamin Lewis (Executive Chairman)
ProductsMotion pictures
OwnerSony Entertainment
(Sony Corporation)
ParentSony Pictures


It was founded in 1982 as a joint venture between Columbia Pictures and the French company Gaumont to distribute foreign films in the US. On March 24, 1988, Columbia Pictures revived Triumph.[1] In 1989, Triumph distributed films by Crédit Lyonnais's Epic Productions Inc. (Not to be confused with Epic Records).[2] On November 23, 1994, Triumph Releasing Corporation was renamed to Sony Pictures Releasing Corporation,[1] and the Triumph name was spun off as Triumph Films. After being shut down in 1997, the Triumph Films label was re-activated in 2003. Eventually, the label turned dormant in 2008 and became an in-name-only division of Sony Pictures Releasing Corporation.[1] In 2014, the label was revived yet again for the release of The Remaining.

Notable films include To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, The Ambulance, Brainscan, Magic in the Water (co-released by TriStar Pictures), The Golden Laws, Steamboy and the critically panned SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2.

Notable films


Release Date Title
February 10, 1982Das Boot
June 21, 1982La vie continue
June 23, 1982Bob le flambeur
September 14, 1982Josepha
October 6, 1982Yol
January 23, 1983Parsifal
February 11, 1983We of the Never Never
February 16, 1983That Night in Varennes
April 21, 1983Invitation au voyage
April 29, 1983Querelle
May 13, 1983La Boum
May 27, 1983The Trout
September 9, 1983Moon in the Gutter
September 28, 1983Danton
November 11, 1983Purple Haze
December 14, 1983The Eyes, the Mouth
January 26, 1984And the Ship Sails On
May 18, 1984Angel
May 25, 1984Heat of Desire
June 12, 1984The Last Battle
June 21, 1984After the Rehearsal
September 20, 1984Carmen
October 13, 1984À Nos Amours
November 9, 1984The Little Bunch
A Love in Germany
August 2, 1985Death in a French Garden
August 26, 1985My Other Husband
October 18, 1985Acqua e sapone
November 1, 1985Softly, Softly
December 8, 1989Triumph of the Spirit[N 1]


Release Date Title Notes
January 12, 1990Ski Patroldistribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
February 16, 1990Courage Mountaindistribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
March 9, 1990Bad Influencedistribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
March 31, 1990The Ambulancedistribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
April 20, 1990Modern Love
Why Me?distribution only; produced by Epic Productions
April 27, 1990Wild Orchiddistribution only; produced by Vision PDG[N 1]
June 1, 1990Ghosts Can't Do Itdistribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
August 24, 1990Men at Workdistribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
September 28, 1990Dark Angeldistribution only; produced by Vision PDG[N 1]
October 26, 1990Sonny Boydistribution only; produced by Trans World Entertainment
November 2, 1990Waiting for the Lightdistribution only; produced by Epic Productions[N 1]
November 9, 1990Mister Frost
November 21, 1990Robot Joxdistribution only; produced by Empire Pictures[N 1]
April 12, 1991Eminent Domain
October 9, 1991Homicide
November 1, 1991Year of the Gun
February 28, 1992Gate 2: The Trespassersdistribution only; produced by Vision PDG
March 27, 1992Ruby
April 15, 1992Brenda Starr
May 8, 1992Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Bluedistribution only; produced by Vision PDG[N 1]
August 1, 1992Jersey Girl
October 23, 1992Zebrahead
March 5, 1993Shadow of the Wolf
April 9, 1993Sidekicksdistribution only; produced by Vision PDG
April 22, 1994Brainscan
March 3, 1995Nina Takes a Lover
April 12, 1995Jury Dutyco-production with TriStar Pictures
August 30, 1995Magic in the Waterco-production with TriStar Pictures
January 26, 1996Screamersco-production with Columbia Pictures
August 23, 1996Solo
October 18, 1996To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
April 14, 1997Bliss
May 2, 1997Truth or Consequences, N.M.
August 22, 1997Masterminds
September 12, 1997The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca
September 26, 1997The Assignment
February 20, 1998Love Walked In
April 24, 1998In God's Hands


Release Date Title Notes
February 27, 2002Shottasco-distributed by Destination Films
December 5, 2003The Golden Laws
August 17, 2004SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2
March 18, 2005SteamboyUS distribution only, produced by Sunrise and Toho
February 17, 2006The Second Chance
April 18, 2008Zombie Stripperstheatrical distribution only, produced by Stage 6 Films


Release Date Title Notes
September 5, 2014The Remainingdistribution only, produced by Affirm Films


  1. Rights now belong to MGM


  1. SONY PICTURES RELEASING CORPORATION, Retrieved on January 20, 2014
  2. "METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER INC, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Mar 30, 1999" (PDF). Retrieved May 15, 2018.
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