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Image Deals with Odd, Revolver Include Theatrical

11 Sep, 2007 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Resurgent Image Entertainment has signed separate North American DVD and electronic sellthrough distribution deals with Revolver Entertainment LLC and Odd Lot Entertainment, the latter including theatrical.

Image acquired theatrical, DVD and electronic sellthrough rights to Odd Lot romantic comedy Suburban Girl and western comedy Undead or Alive: A Zombedy from Odd Lot Entertainment.

In Suburban, Sarah Michelle Gellar (Scooby Doo) stars as a junior book editor who falls for the much older publisher played by Alec Baldwin.

The film is tentatively slated for theatrical release in 2008, a distribution channel Image plans to explore in earnest in the near future, according to COO David Borshell.

“We have made a significant commitment to being in the feature film business and this agreement with Odd Lot is a perfect example of the type of high-quality, cast-driven projects Image will bring to market,” Borshell said.

The film is tentatively scheduled to street Feb. 12 on DVD for $27.98.

In December, Image will street on DVD Undead, which stars James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”) as a Union soldier on the run who teams up with Chris Kattan (“Saturday Night Live”) to rob the corrupt sheriff of a town of zombies.

The DVD, which is slated for release Dec. 11 (prebook Oct. 30) for $26.98, will include bonus material, including director commentaries.

Under terms of the Revolver deal, Chatsworth, Calif.-based Image will release 12-to-15 titles on DVD during the first year, including Nov. 13, 3000 Miles: Gumball 3000 ($19.99 SRP). Prebook is Oct. 2.

Digital rights include distribution via Egami Media Inc., Image's electronic sellthrough subsidiary.

The adventure, reality-type movie features skateboard champs Tony Hawk and Mike Valley, BMX rider Mike Escamilla and MTV “Jackass” cast members Bam Margera and Ryan Dunn as a team competing in the Gumball 3000, an 8-day, around-the-world car race.

“Our companies have been working together for several years, primarily in the U.K. market and, over this time, have built a solid relationship,” Borshell said.

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