Archive for January, 2014

Action-Packed Film ‘Snake and Mongoo$e’ Races Into Homes This Spring–Available On Demand and Digital Download March 4, 2014–Available on Blu-ray and DVD April 8, 2014 From AnchorBay Films

Posted in Press Releases on January 24th, 2014

“A COLORFUL PORTRAIT OF

DRAG RACING’S MOST FAMOUS RIVALRY…

The cars are ridiculously cool, the soundtrack is sexy and fun,

and the final moments are very moving.”

-Road & Track Magazine

 

Action-Packed Film

 

‘Snake and Mongoo$e’ Races Into Homes This Spring

 

 

Available On Demand and Digital Download March 4, 2014

 

Available on Blu-ray and DVD April 8, 2014

From AnchorBay Films

 SnakeandMongoose

 

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce the upcoming release of the engine revving racing drama, “Snake & Mongoo$e,” for digital download on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video, and On Demand across select cable providers March 4, and on Blu-ray/DVD April 8, 2014. Premiering originally in a series of star-studded events that spanned the nation and included stops in Reno, Detroit, Indianapolis and Los Angeles, the turbocharged film riveted audiences with an eye-opening look at the birth of a phenomenon.

 

The announcement comes on the heels of the historic screening at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction this past Sunday where “Snake & Mongoo$e” became the first film ever screened in the legendary automotive event’s 43 year history.

 

“Snake & Mongoo$e,” the incredible true story of the greatest rivalry and friendship in drag racing history, pits Don “The Snake” Prudhomme (Jesse Williams of LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, “Grey’s Anatomy”) against his longtime friend and on-the-track nemesis Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen (Richard Blake of Dragonball: Evolution). From the fiery days of early speedways through the explosive peak of their popularity, these are the triumphs and tragedies behind the legendary races and Hot Wheels partnership that created a global phenomenon. Ashley Hinshaw (CHRONICLE), Kim Shaw (She’s Out of My League), Fred Dryer (“Hunter”), Ian Ziering (SHARKNADO), Tim Blake Nelson (O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?) and Noah Wyle (“ER,” “Falling Skies”) co-star in this nitro-burning drama of the two men who battled business and each other to change motorsports forever.

 

Featuring a soundtrack that includes some of the most notable artists and anthems of the time, including ZZ Top’s “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide,” “Snake & Mongoo$e” perfectly captures an iconic era while dropping viewers into the heart of the 1960s and 1970s.

 

Two of nature’s deadliest enemies, the snake and mongoose are each genetically coded to mercilessly fight each other to the death.  Recognizing this visceral force of nature, one of the planet’s most enduring dynamics was strategically applied to the historic rivalry between drag racing heavyweights Prudhomme and McEwen. It was on dust drag strops across the country that Prudhomme, the Snake, and McEwen, the Mongoo$e, aggressively competed for dominance while transforming a “minor” sport struggling for attention into a global phenomenon.

 

Lauded by Moviereporter.com, “Director Wayne Holloway…keeps the action sequences intense, utilizing real footage of the glory years of drag racing during the 1960s and ‘70s, and moving his story skillfully through the decades.  He also handles the dramatic scenes effectively, revealing his characters’ struggles and successes as well as their inner need to find purpose in life.  It’s a lot more than a racing movie.”

 

For more on “Snake & Mongoo$e” or to view the trailer, please visit, http://www.snakeandmongoosemovie.com

 

ABOUT ANCHOR BAY FILMS

AnchorBay Films is a leading home entertainment company.  AnchorBay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and   Blu-ray(tm) formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

 

CONTACT:

For General and Entertainment Inquiries:

Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain Public Relations Inc.

(847)-933-9884

andrea@andreablainpr.com

www.andreablainpr.com

 

For Automotive Inquiries:

Tyler Ragghianti

The Publicity Agency
(310) 598-3367 x7780
tyler@seligmultimedia.com

www.thepublicityagency.com

 

SNAKE & MONGOO$E BLU-RAY ™

Street date:                   April 8, 2014

Pre-book:                      March 12, 2014

Catalog #:                     BD61853

UPC:                            01313261853180

Run time:                      102 Mins

Rating:                         PG-13

SRP:                             $24.99

Format:                        Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:                Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16×9

Audio:                          Dolby TrueHD 5.1

Extras:                          ‘Snake & Mongoo$e: Behind the Movie’

 

SNAKE & MONGOO$E DVD

Street date:                  April 8, 2014

Pre-book:                    March 12, 2014

Catalog #:                   AF61852

UPC:                           01313261852480

Run time:                    102 Mins

Rating:                        PG-13

SRP:                            $19.98

Format:                       Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:             Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16×9

Audio:                         Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras:                          Snake & Mongoo$e: Behind the Movie’

 

 

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Posted in Press Releases on January 7th, 2014
Messy Good Times Ahead With Thomas & Friends® In
Six Never-Before-Seen Adventures!


THOMAS & FRIENDS: SPILLS & THRILLS
Available On DVD, Digital HD And Video On Demand March 4, 2014 From
Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment
 ThomasSpillsandThrills



Street Date: 3/4/14

SRP: $14.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Sparks fly on the Island of Sodor as Thomas and his engine friends race around in these action-packed and slippery tales of friendship and fun, in Thomas & Friends®: Spills & Thrills available on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand March 4, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Featuring six exciting never-before-seen episodes, Thomas and his friends learn that even when mishaps happen, an adventure always awaits!

 

SYNOPSIS

All aboard for Spills & Thrills with Thomas and his friends! The Island of Sodor is always bustling with activity, yet when the engines try to be “Really Useful” they often find themselves in some messy muddles!  James tries to prove he’s not afraid of the dark, or too vain to haul smelly fish, but when he pulls the night time Kipper Express he gets more than he bargained for! Stephen’s need for speed, and Salty’s need to impress, sends them both into some sticky, slippery situations.  Hiro shows Diesel that nice engines do finish first and Sir Topham Hatt shows you can’t cry over spilled milk…twice! It’s full steam ahead for Spills & Thrills on Sodor!

Episodes Include:

  • “Away From the Sea”
  • “The Smelly Kipper”
  • “No More Mr. Nice Engine”
  • “Gone Fishing”
  • “Thomas’ Shortcut”
  • “The Afternoon Tea Express”

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Biff Bash Bosh Game
  • Go Go Thomas Karaoke Music Video
  • Guess Who? Puzzles

 

ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS

Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created by a father for his son nearly 70 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages.  The #1 True Blue Engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation.

 

Thomas & Friends is the number one preschool toy license in the US and has been a top five preschool entertainment brand in the US since 2009[1].

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Title Copyright: © 2014 HIT Entertainment Limited. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W Awdry. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Thomas & Friends are trademarks of Gullane (Thomas) Limited.  Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and Design is Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.

Type:  TV on DVD

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5

Closed Captioned: English

Feature Run Time: 67 minutes

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Audio Status:  English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital

Website: www.thomasandfriends.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends
Twitter: @TrueBlueEngine

 

To download art, visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com

 

For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain

at andrea@andreablainpr.com or 847-933-9884.



[1] Source: Nielsen

Put A Little “Spring” Into Your Dance With The All-New ANGELINA BALLERINA®: SPRING FLING Available On DVD, Digital HD And Video On Demand March 11, 2014 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

Posted in Press Releases on January 7th, 2014
Put A Little “Spring” Into Your Dance With The
All-New ANGELINA BALLERINA®: SPRING FLING
Available On DVD, Digital HD And Video On Demand
March 11, 2014 From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

AngelinaBallerinaSpringFling

Street Date: 3/11/14

DVD SRP:  $14.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Get ready to cheer…spring is here with Angelina Ballerina® and her mouseling friends, as they dance through five blooming adventures in Angelina Ballerina: Spring Fling available on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand March 11, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Watch everyone’s favorite ballerina beat the blues of the season by learning about spring traditions from around the world, creating a brand new dance to help out a friend and finding creative ways to solve the problem of missing costumes and much, much more!

 

Angelina Ballerina embodies dance, music and performance while inspiring girls to achieve their dreams.  Angelina dances her way into little girls’ hearts while sharing lessons in friendship, loyalty and of course, fun!

 

SYNOPSIS

Angelina and her friends put some spring in their step and beat the winter blues by trying different traditions from around the world. Angelina leaps into action to help Gracie get the credit she deserves and is paired up with AZ to create special posters with lots of school spirit. Elsewhere teamwork blossoms when the girls work with AZ to create a new style of dance so that he can rock ‘Mouseling Day’. Spring ahead with Angelina as she enjoys friendship, laughter and dance in these five, fun-filled adventures!

 

Episodes Include:

  • “Angelina’s Spring Fling”
  • “Angelina and the Front Page”
  • “Angelina and the New Jeans”
  • “Angelina’s Trick-or-Treat Feat”
  • “Angelina and the Poster”

 

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Angelina’s Stupendous Dress-Up Game!
  • Get Up and Dance Music Video

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2014
Title Copyrights: © 2014 Hit Entertainment Limited.  The Angelina Ballerina name and character and the dancing Angelina logo are trademarks of Hit Entertainment Limited, Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig. HIT and the HIT logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited.

Type: TV on DVD

Rating: Not Rated

Genre: Children/Family/Animated

Age Target: 2-6 years old

Closed Captioned: English

Feature Run Time: 61 minutes

Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital

Program Website: www.angelinaballerina.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/angelinaballerina

Twitter: @ABLoveToDance

 

To download art, visit www.lionsgatepublicity.com or www.hitnewsonline.com

 

For artwork and additional information contact Andrea Blain

at andrea@andreablainpr.com or 847-933-9884.