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Kick-Ass DVD Debuts On Top

12 August 2010 3:41 AM, PDT

Lionsgate reports that the Toronto/UK-lensed feature Kick-Ass has debuted at number one on DVD sales charts. The Blu-ray combo pack of the film (three discs- including Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy), also debuted at number one. In addition, the release came out of its first weekend as the top movie download on the iTunes store, Zune and Sony/Playstation and achieved the biggest digital week performance ever by a Lionsgate title. Kick-Ass, which grossed nearly $50 million in North America and $100 million worldwide during its theatrical run, also achieved the highest box office-to-dvd conversion rate for all major DVD releases this quarter, helping Lionsgate to maintain industry leadership in box office-to-dvd conversion. "Kick-Ass is truly one of the most unique, entertaining, and action-packed movies of the year," said Ron Schwartz, Lionsgate General Manager and Executive Vice President. "With its strong word-of-mouth, we felt confident that it would have a powerful »

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Bigfoot Ruthlessly Ripped From Its Environment

11 August 2010 8:38 AM, PDT

Synthetic Cinema International and Mvd Visual report that the DVD release of Assault of the Sasquatch will be available in North America, October 19, 2010. "...When a merciless bear poacher is caught and arrested deep in the woods of a state park, he and his truck are taken to a neglected precinct in the heart of a dying city. Unbeknownst to the authorities, the impounded truck holds a deadly cargo in the form of the legendary 'Sasquatch'. Now, stuck in an unfamiliar world, the creature will let nothing and no one stop it from coming face-to-face with the unscrupulous man who ruthlessly ripped it from its environment..." Main cast includes Kevin Shea, Greg Nutcher, Sarah Ahearn, Cristina Santiago, Jason Criscoulo, Andrea Saenz, Alex Exum, Cuyle Carvin and "Don & Murph". »

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E1 Gets Under MTV's Skins

8 August 2010 11:47 PM, PDT

Further to our exclusive Skins casting call November 19, 2009, MTV reports that the new North American version of the sexy, UK teen soap series Skins will start lensing the first of 10 one-hour episodes in Toronto this month. Created by father and son team Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain for Stormdog Films, Skins will feature an ensemble cast "...as they navigate complex relationships, the politics of friendship and difficulties of daily life in their formative years..." In 2009, MTV secured the rights to create a North American version of the original UK Skins series, now in its 5th season, with 'unknown' teenagers cast in lead roles and 'real' teens contributing to the creative structure of each episode. The UK series, airing on E4 won the 2009 'BAFTA Audience Award' and 'Best Drama Series' @ the 2008 Broadcast Awards. Skins is co-produced by E1 Entertainment and Company Pictures, a division of ALL3MEDIA, the same company that »

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