York Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Rocky Costanzo’s suspense-thriller feature film “Amhurst,” to be released later this fall on DVD.
Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2008 — York Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Rocky Costanzo’s suspense-thriller feature film,”Amhurst,” which will be released on DVD this October, just in time for the Halloween season. The eight-year exclusive deal was negotiated between York’s Director of Acquisitions Marty Poole and LifeLine’s COO Roy Thomasson.
Amhurst tells the story of Rebecca Cabot, whom after the death of her abusive grandfather, returns to her childhood home where the ghosts of a past long buried are about to be resurrected.Rocky Costanzo has been an active filmmaker since his successful feature film debut in 2001, “Return to Innocence.” Since then, along with his producers Roy Thomasson & Christopher Wolcott who head up LifeLine Entertainment, have proved that there is an audience for the films they make. The trio have explored genres of horror, drama, documentary and in the case of ‘Amhurst,’ supernatural thriller. Now in its eighth year as a company, LifeLine is on a steady pace putting out a film every year, all of which have gone on to some success.
‘Amhurst’ held its world premiere screening back in March, which grabbed the attention of horror media outlets, such as Rue Morgue and Fangoria, and garnered promising reviews. Quoted as “Genuinely Creepy Viewing (Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders) Rocky Costanzo directed the film, which is a LifeLine Entertainment production produced by Christopher Wolcott.
York Entertainment has been the premiere independent supplier of Feature Film, Television and New Media content for the domestic home entertainment marketplace since the early 90’s. With a catalog of over 300 features, York has one of the largest independent film libraries in the world. In addition to the comprehensive catalog, York continues to add over 50 brand new films each year. York’s titles fill retail shelves in all major outlets, including Wal-Mart, Blockbuster, and Hollywood Video, in both rental and sell-through formats.Internet based distribution also provides alternative purchasing methods via mail order (Netflix.com, Amazon.com, Yorkentertainment.com)
Executive Producer, Roy Thomasson said, “York was one of five distributors that contacted us and after lots of consideration, we chose to sign with York, mainly because they seemed to believe in it the most.”
About the DVD:
No official release date has been announced, but the target is October around the Halloween season. York is leaning towards releasing an unrated version. The special features will include the theatrical trailer, director’s commentary and a 15-minute featurette “Beyond the Boundaries” with exclusive interviews, deleted scenes, outtakes, making-of, premiere recap all in one.
About Lifeline Entertainment:
Since the company’s conception in 2000, LifeLine Entertainment has proudly made films which target niche audiences who appreciate smaller-budget art house films, including Return to Innocence (Court Drama), Hallowed (Horror) and Almost Beautiful (Documentary) Its mission is to create and develop the finest of cutting edge films and present them in creative, stylish and informative ways