‘Match Point‘ and ‘Scoop‘ were the first two films made by Allen in London, kicking off his European period.
‘Match Point‘ is the more acclaimed of the two. A tense drama starting Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Scarlett Johansson, it is one of Woody Allen’s own favourites. It was a critical and commercial success for Allen after a few flops.
‘Scoop‘ saw Allen reunite with Johansson, playing a completely different tone of a comic murder mystery. The film also stars Hugh Jackman and was Allen’s last significant onscreen role (he appeared as part of a large ensemble in To Rome With Love).
WestEnd Films is a London based company, although it is unclear what countries they might hold rights for, – Variety just says international rights. Their run of films – the 90s and slightly later, has always been a badly maintained catalogue, and has changed hands many times.
No release dates or other information. Let’s see if a new box set comes out of this. Maybe they’ll all end up on Amazon…