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In the spirit of great sport films including Great Britain's Bend It Like Beckham and the United States' Saturday Night Lights, Image Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Fast Girls, a thrilling and inspiring story of determination, commitment and, ultimately, personal achievement in the world of women’s’ competitive sports. From the acclaimed producer of The Iron Lady and The History Boys, Fast Girls brings viewers into the intimate training zone of women's track and field where crossing the finish line is only half the battle.
A poor kid from a bad neighborhood, Shania faces an uphill battle in life to begin with, but her raw talent and personal drive might prove to be her salvation. When she's offered a dream-come-true chance to become a member of the National Women's Relay Team, Shania will be forced to set aside her hard-fought pride, her simmering rivalry with Golden Girl Lisa, and learn how to be part of a team. With their collective eyes sharply focused on the World Championships, this group of fiercely competitive female athletes will need to coalesce if they're going to cross the finish line as champions.
So you think you know Tom Green? Get ready for the comic as you’ve never seen him before when Image Entertainment releases Tom Green: Live on DVD and Digital Download. Here is the twisted and outrageous mind of Tom Green breaking new ground in the realm of stand-up comedy. From current events to the world of technology, every aspect of modern life gets the unique Green skewering.
MTV's The Tom Green Show broke new ground with its insane video pranks and skits. Now the star of Road Trip and Freddy Got Fingered brings his outrageous energy and irreverent wit to the stage in his first stand-up comedy special. The trailblazing host of the long-running Internet talk show Tom Green's House Tonight hilariously rants and raves about how truly weird life can be. Nothing is off limits: Testicular cancer? Yup! What's it like to hang with Donald Trump? Yup! It’s the unfiltered and uncensored humor that you’ve come to expect from Tom Green, but with, dare we say, a new and mature take.
Great cast, great flick. Border Run (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is a gritty and gripping drama that follows an American reporter as she searches for her missing brother against the backdrop of violence and human smuggling across the U.S./Mexican Border. Starring Sharon Stone, the film features a top-notch supporting cast including Billy Zane, Manolo Cardona, Miguel Rodarte and Rosemberg Salgado.
Stone stars as Phoenix television reporter Sofie Talbert, a hard-nosed right-wing journalist who exposes liberal politicians soft on illegal immigration. But when her relief-worker brother goes missing in Mexico, Sofie’s own south-of-the-border investigation traps her in a deadly underworld of migrants, smugglers and cold-blooded murder. Here, nothing is what is seems. Nobody should be trusted. And when one woman crosses the line, there can be no turning back.
Directed by Gabriela Tagliavini, Border Run is inspired by true events and is as timely as today’s headlines, it’s also a reminder of the heart-wrenching dramas that unfold everyday on our borders.
We like to think of the gritty and uncompromising British crime drama Thorne (Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a welcome encore. Centering on the complex and unpredictable Detective Inspector Tom Thorne, these two episodes originally aired on Encore as part of their Big MiniSeries Showcase. Adapted from two favorites in Mark Billingham’s bestselling series of novels, we follow Thorne on an intense chase through chilling crime scenes, deliberately manipulated clues and the darkest depths of London. Along with Morrissey, the cast features Natasha McElhone, Sandra Oh, Eddie Marsan, Aidan Gillen and Joshua Close
In the first story, Sleepyhead, the detective is dragged back into the nightmares of his past when young girls begin falling victim to sadistically induced strokes. Thorne knows there are more deaths to come, as the skillful predator enjoys toying with Thorne just as much as pursuing his sick fantasy.
In the second, Scaredy Cat, two female victims turn out to be killed in the exact same way and Thorne finds himself on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers. Are they working together, yet killing separately? The answer will unravel a case that reaches back ten dark years.
Prepare to be thrilled and chilled in equal measure, because in Thorne, nothing is done by the book.
It’s the end of the world.
When dense matter from an imploded white hole threatens our planet, a group of government agents are the only ones who can save the world from a new ice age. Earth’s Final Hours (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is a wild tale of natural disaster that debuted on the Syfy channel last year and stars Hamza Adams, Julia Benson, Cameron Bright and Sage Brocklebank.
When bizarre radiation storms suddenly erupt, defense systems are wiped out, polar outposts are incinerated and space debris blasts holes clear through our planet. Now a tough federal, a cool government scientist and his rebel genius son have uncovered a magnetospheric nightmare that could stop the Earth’s rotation. Do a disgraced inventor and an archaic satellite hold the sole keys to our survival, or is the clock ticking towards the annihilation of mankind?
Directed by David Hogan, Earth’s Final Hours is an intense apocalyptic shocker that will leave you shaking and looking to the skies.
Image Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of The Cyclist, an exciting and moving story of one man's epiphany, and the rewards (and challenges) of surpassing one's limitations. Starring K.C. Clyde and written/directed by John Lawrence, an avid cyclist himself, the film is a testament to sport, personal redemption, and the power of the human spirit to reach for the heights.
Phillipe Nash has been coasting along as a bike messenger for long enough. Mired in the everyday routine, a series of bad decisions results in his losing his job, apartment and his girlfriend, forcing Phil into the inevitable realization that he's "gotta grow up." Privately, Phil has long had dreams of bike racing but has lacked the essential drive and dedication. Now kicked to life's curb, he accepts the help of his childhood friend (and eventually his former girlfriend) to make something of himself. Pedaling towards his goals, life throws even more challenges in his path, forcing Nash to break through or break down. In time, encouragement comes from unexpected sources, and Nash decides to get back on the bike and rejoin the human race.
Shot on location in the breathtaking Utah Rockies, The Cyclist is not only an intimate portrait of one man's personal and spiritual evolution, it's also an introduction to the thrills and exhilaration of cycling..
Before Robert DeNiro, before Christopher Lee or even Boris Karloff, there was the original novel: Frankenstein. Published in 1818 and written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, it is universally recognized as one of the greatest works of horror fiction in the English language. But what if it wasn’t conjecture? What if the story of how one man dared to steal the secret of creation was true?
Image Entertainment will challenge all that you know, or think you know, with The Frankenstein Theory. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry? When he is suspended from his job job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. The object of his ridicule? His obscure theory that Shelley's literary classic is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature nearly three hundred years old and still cloaked in mystery. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction.
When legendary Goth rocker Cheyenne, long-retired in Dublin with his firefighter wife, Jane, learns his estranged father is dying, the childlike recluse travels to New York to seek reconciliation–only to arrive too late. Upon discovering his father’s unfulfilled quest for revenge against an ex-Nazi war criminal taking refuge in America, Cheyenne embarks upon his own journey of reawakening in this engaging and unpredictable road adventure from internationally acclaimed director Paolo Sorrentino.
This Must Be the Place (Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company) received the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where it was also nominated for a Palm d’Or Cannes. The flick made its US debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
The wages of sin are deadly in Mafioso thriller Sins, shooting onto DVD and VOD from Green Apple Entertainment. David begins experiencing cloudy memories of a long-lost life, a murderous existence before he moved to America, where an accident took his memory and his sight. Under the wing of Don Michele, he was a chosen son of the violent, Sicilian Cortello family … a family he ultimately betrayed.
Now fleeing his ruthless New York City Mafioso existence as part of the family overseen by the irrational and explosive Don Federico–his half-brother, unbeknownst to him–David embarks on a journey back to his Italian origins.
Enroute on a train, he encounters a mysterious woman, as well as Father Leonard, who senses that they all have a connection … and that David has a past that weighs heavily on his mind. But the priest has secrets of his own, having long-ago murdered the notorious Williams.
As Don Federico also sets out for Sicily, each of their paths are destined to cross in bloody confrontation, an atonement of long-ago sins.