Available May 8th For $19.98
Los Angeles, CA â€“ BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and FremantleMedia Enterprises, the commercial division of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world with leading prime time drama, serial drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming, announce the release of the provocative documentary feature “638 Ways to Kill Castro.” The new exclusive DVD edition will be released on May 8th at a suggested retail price of $19.98. The announcement was made today by Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions, BCI.
There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but how many ways are there to bump off a political enemy? Apparently no less than 638 if Fabian Escalante Former Head of Cuban Intelligence is to be believed. In any event it wasn’t enough to bring down revolutionary Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The film reveals every conceivable method of assassination, from exploding cigars to femme fatales; a radio station rigged with noxious gas to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous ballpoint pen.
This extraordinary narrative is a story of smoking guns and smoking cigars: a remarkable 50 year-long detective thriller. It is a thought-provoking and serious film about a political obsession that says as much about America’s foreign policy today as it does about the past.
Special Features include interviews with:
o Director Dollan Cannell
o Former president Jimmy Carter
o Luis Posada Carriles, Miami detective (the 1976 Cubana airline atrocity)
o Ricardo Alarcon, President of the Cuban National Assembly
o Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miami Congresswoman (R)
o Tom Parrott, Ex-CIA
o Richard Goodwin, Aide to President John F. Kennedy
o Otto Reich, Cuban-American politician
“BCI is thrilled to be a part of this unique and exciting film” said Hayne. “This documentary is particularly intriguing and insightful and will help shed some light on the perpetual obsession with Fidel Castro. And from a current events perspective, the aging dictator’s latest health issues make this a very timely release.”
Sam Toles, Vice President of Development for FremantleMedia’s Home Entertainment division added, “We’re excited that this amazing film will be introduced to a broad audience through our partnership with BCI. With their distribution strength and creative marketing approach, we expect “638 Ways to Kill Castro” to be as successful on the sales front as it is thought provoking.”
The documentary, which is produced by UK independent producer, Silver River Productions, aired on terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 in the UK and has already caused a stir amongst the political world and the media with its controversial content.
This release will be supported with a national radio campaign and internet exposure including viral video and targeted advertising.
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore, BCI, and FUNimation. For more information, please visit the Company’s web site at http://www.navarre.com.
BCI, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Navarre Corporation, is a leading independent entertainment DVD and audio publisher and distributor. Working with licensors from around the world, BCI has acquired an extensive library including animation, action, sports, horror, drama and special interest programming. The BCI brand is committed to bringing the most original product to the marketplace with its innovative marketing programs, bonus features and collectible packaging. The diversity of product has led to the creation of BCI’s labels â€“ Ink & Paint (animation), International Voyage (international programming), Ronin Entertainment (film and television programming from Japan) and Deimos Entertainment (horror, cult and sci-fi films). BCI is uniquely qualified to represent a vast array of content for North American DVD distribution. For more information, please visit www.bcieclipse.com.
FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is the commercial arm of FremantleMedia and comprises of Fremantle International Distribution (FID), FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide (FLW) and Fremantle Home Entertainment (FHE). FID has a network of international sales offices and licenses over 19,000 hours of programmes to 150 countries worldwide. FID’s programming comes from in-house UK producer, talkbackTHAMES and from an increasing number of independent producers in the UK and internationally.
FLW is the licensing division of FremantleMedia and exploits the company’s many strong brands including the award winning international format, Idols and the cult children’s classics, Rainbow and DangerMouse, across multiple off-screen platforms including merchandising campaigns, interactive and wireless support and music publishing. FHE is the home entertainment arm of FremantleMedia. FremantleMedia is the production business of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio broadcast company. www.fremantlemedia.com