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Canadian Distributor Acquires ‘National Lampoon' Title

1 Sep, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel

KaBoom Home Entertainment, a division of Toronto-based Peace Arch Entertainment Group, has taken a bit of a departure from its family and children's based catalog by acquiring the Canadian rights to National Lampoon's TV: The Movie.

The 2006 direct-to-video from New York-based Ckrush Inc. (which licensed the rights from National Lampoon) stars Steve-O, Jason “Weeman” Acuna, Preston Lacy and Chris Pontius, all surviving cast members of the 2002 theatrical release Jackass: The Movie.

The title will be released Sept. 12 in English and French versions for $32.99.

National Lampoon's TV: The Movie is an episodic comedy that showcases the ridiculousness of society as reflected through the TV. The film combines death-defying stunts interlaced with parodies of popular TV shows on air such as “Fear Factor” and TV classics like “Miami Vice.” The film also stars pop culture icons Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Fall Guy”), Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire) and Jason Mewes (Clerks, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back).

“This new acquisition is another step … to accumulate film and video titles with strong branding and high levels of appeal to broad audiences across all of our divisions,” said John Flock, president of Peace Arch Entertainment. “We are very pleased that our KaBoom home entertainment division has continued to expand its product portfolio with new, high-profile films."

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