SOURCE: Empire Film Group, Inc.

March 17, 2008 06:15 ET

New Acquisitions for Empire to Enhance Profits in 2008

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Empire Home Entertainment, the distribution division of Empire Film Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EFGU) ("Empire Film") (, has completed the acquisition of seven new titles for release to the USA DVD and Blu Ray markets in the coming months. These new acquisitions, when added to the recent multi-title library ventures and newly announced theatrical releases, bring the total of feature film and video titles in the Empire library to more than 200.

"We're pursuing parallel paths in our film acquisition strategy for Empire," said Eric Parkinson, CEO of Empire Home Entertainment, the distribution division of Empire Film Group, Inc. "While the locomotive releases for Empire are likely to be major theatrical titles such as 'Hounddog,' we want to enhance our video and television schedules with a good supply of quality films and videos that have had only limited or no theatrical exposure. These titles have great commercial value, especially on DVD, and will generate significant revenues for Empire and our program suppliers."

"No Retreat From Destiny: The battle that rescued Washington" is an award winning, dramatic feature that tells the story of the Confederacy's last great invasion of the north, in July 1864, and the subsequent attack on Washington, D.C. that almost brought the northern war effort to its knees. The film was produced and directed by Kevin Hershberger for Historical Entertainment, LLC.

"Laugh At L.A." is a new, made-for-DVD stand-up program shot at the infamous L.A. Comedy Connection. The program was produced by Blaine McManus and directed by Xavier Mitchell, and features well known and rising black comedians including Deborah Wilson Skelton, Jill Michelle Melean, Rodney Mason, Charlie Talbert and hosted by Todd Bridges.

"Victoria" is a Spanish-language comedy, shot in Puerto Rico from director Coraly Santaliz, starring Luisa de los Rios in the title role as a love-struck attorney, with Latin-rap star Vico C as a demanding, new client.

"Living Proof" is the acclaimed new "anti-aging" fitness DVD from trainer Karel Nunnink, that covers exercise and lifestyle routines to improve one's health, fitness, appearance and lifespan. The DVD release will be supported by Empire with national television advertising and in-store appearances and demonstrations by Nunnink.

"Moon of the Desperados" is a documentary on the history of rodeo competition, from early inception to today's multi-billion dollar industry, from filmmakers Jeth Weinrich, Jordy Thompson and former bull-riding champion turned film actor and director, Barry Tubb. "Soultaker" is the Vivian Schilling sci-fi classic that won the Saturn Award in 1991 as "Best Picture on Video." Empire will remaster the film for DVD and Blu Ray release this fall. "The Eliminator" is a 1990 science-fiction action-adventure starring David Carradine and Frank Zagarino that will be remastered by Empire for release on DVD, with deleted scenes and other bonus materials.

About Empire Film Group, Inc.

Empire Film Group, Inc. ("EFG") is a new independent film finance, production, and distribution company led by a management team with over 25 years of experience in development, production, distribution, finance and marketing of feature films and television programming. Through its acquisition of Truman Press, Inc., d/b/a "Hannover House," Empire is also a fully integrated film, DVD and book distributor, with sales relationships for placement of products into all major USA retail chains.

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