SOURCE: Empire Film Group, Inc.

February 22, 2008 15:38 ET

Teen Yoga, Fun Park, Drama, Comedy and Rodeo Lead Spring DVD Line-Up From Empire Home Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2008) - Empire Home Entertainment, the distribution division of Empire Film Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EFGU) ("Empire Film") ( has a powerhouse line-up of new release DVDs for the Spring, including the suspense thriller "Fun Park," the exercise program "Teen Yoga," and six others.

"Teen Yoga" is the first yoga program aimed at the under-25 marketplace, the fastest growing segment of the explosive yoga movement. The video stars former Miss Teen USA Allie LaForce, and celebrity yoga master Kathleen Kastner, and was produced and directed by Diamond Dove winner Vivian Schilling. "Teen Yoga" will be released on DVD March 4, is rated TV-PG, $14.95 suggested retail, including a free poses guide insert. UPC 7-61450-96423-5.

"The Fun Park" is a feature thriller from director Rick Walker that brings to life the popular urban myth of a killer clown stalking an abandoned amusement park in Oklahoma. When five teenagers decide to debunk the myth, only one survives the ensuing night of terror. The film stars Randy Wayne ("Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning") and Jillian Murray ("Cheerleader Camp"). "The Fun Park" will be released on DVD March 4, is rated R, $14.95 suggested retail. UPC 7-61450-22233-5.

"Fat Rose and Squeaky" is an enchanting drama of two aging women who find strength in their friendship. The film premiered on Showtime last fall, and stars Louise Fletcher ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") and Cicely Tyson ("Diary of a Mad Black Woman"). The film was produced by Vriland Stan Harris and directed by Sam Irvin. "Fat Rose and Squeaky" will be released on DVD May 6, rated PG, $14.95 suggested retail. UPC 7-61450-91603-6.

"The All-American Cowboy 2-Pack" contains two Western-themed features on 2-discs, each feature premiering on DVD for the first time. "Moon of the Desperados" is a history of rodeo from its early inception to today's multi-billion dollar industry, from filmmakers Jeth Weinrich and Barry Tubb; "Colorado Cowboy: The Bruce Ford Story" is an award winning biography of one of rodeo's most beloved and legendary cowboys, from filmmaker Arthur Elgort. "The All-American Cowboy 2-Pack" will be released on DVD May 6, rated PG, $14.95 suggested retail. UPC 7-61450-22213-7.

"Devil Girl" is a new, sci-fi thriller from Elite Entertainment and Monkey Man Films, about a road trip gone horribly wrong. The film stars Vanessa Kay and Jessica Graham, and was produced by Tracy Wilcox and Joe Baile, directed by Howie Askins. "Devil Girl" will be released on DVD June 3, 2008, is rated R, runs 91 minutes, and has a suggested retail price of $14.95. UPC 7-61450-33843-2.

"The Horror Classics 2-Pack" contains two, full-length sci-fi / horror features on 2-discs. "Special Edition: Night of the Living Dead" is a newly remastered version of the classic zombie masterpiece from director George Romero; "I Spit on your Grave" is the infamous revenge epic that has become one of the top selling horror videos of all time. Both titles are packaged together in "The Horror Classics 2-Pack" which will be released on DVD June 3. The films are unrated, total running time is 180 minutes, $14.95 suggested retail. UPC 7-90594-72672-0.

"Fearmakers Collection" is a three-disc package containing ten documentaries covering some of the key works of the most infamous masters of the horror genre, including Joe Dante, Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Roger Corman and Samuel Arkoff. "Fearmakers" will be released on DVD June 3, is not rated, $19.95 suggested retail. UPC 7-90594-22252-9.

"Next Up!" features five rising stars in the world of comedy and black entertainment, shot live at the L.A. Comedy Connection in Hollywood. Featured performers include Deon Cole, Mystro Clark, James Hannah, Joey Wells and Esau McGraw, hosted by Alex Thomas. "Next Up!" will be released on DVD June 3, is not rated, $14.95 suggested retail. UPC 7-61450-63983-6.

Current Empire Home Entertainment releases include the February releases "Come Away Home" and "The Hilarious Saints of Comedy," both of which are available nationwide at Wal-Mart, Hollywood Video, Movie Gallery and other major retailers. Hannover House and Empire Home Entertainment are subsidiaries of Empire Film Group, Inc., and collectively distribute more than 170 feature film, book and video properties.

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. 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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