MEDIA ALERT MEDIA ALERT
Marianne Connor 323-664-2770 June 17, 2004
Mixville II Productions
GHOSTS OF EDENDALE COMING TO HOME VIDEO FOR HALLOWEEN
LOS ANGELES, CA – Lightyear Entertainment and Warner Home Video have acquired The Ghosts of Edendale, the new supernatural thriller from The Last Broadcast writer/director Stefan Avalos. The limited theatrical and film festival favorite will debut on VHS/DVD on October 19, 2004 – in time for Halloween.
Following the success of his internationally acclaimed feature, The Last Broadcast, Avalos moved to Los Angeles and quickly became fascinated with his neighborhood’s place in film history. “Once upon a time, Edendale was the center of the movie world. Now, the characters in those old silent movies seem like ghosts. What if they wanted to come back? What if immortality on the screen wasn’t enough, and they were willing do to anything for a return?” asks Avalos. He began writing a script inspired by the death of Tom Mix, the silent-movie star who once owned the hill where Avalos now lives.
In The Ghosts of Edendale, a young couple moves to Los Angeles determined to make it in the movies. They find the perfect house on a hill in Edendale -- “right next door to Hollywood”. Here, all the neighbors are in the business, and they have high hopes for Kevin and Rachel. But when something sinister begins to take hold of Kevin, Rachel begins to realize Edendale’s deadly price for success.
“Ghosts is the story of a Hollywood comeback from beyond the grave,” says Avalos, “And we’ve packed the DVD with two and a half hours of the kind of extras I like to see.” The dual-layer DVD includes director and producer commentary, a discrete 5.1 Dolby Digital music track with composer Vincent Gillioz’ commentary, deleted scenes with director commentary, original theatrical trailer, and three revealing “Behind the Scenes” featurettes about the making of the movie and the special effects. “The featurettes alone should put the DVD on the “must-own” list of film fans everywhere,” quips Avalos, “It’s an inside look at the filmmaking process.”
As Halloween approaches, The Ghosts of Edendale will be holding a “Win a Trip to Haunted Hollywood Contest” with a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles and a stay at one of the most haunted hotels in town. “Maybe you’ll see the weeping ghost of Marilyn Monroe that some say lives in the mirror of the Roosevelt Hotel,” says producer Marianne Connor. “Be sure to join our mailing list at www.ghostsofedendale.com, and we will keep you posted about the details.”
Wired Magazine recognized Avalos as one of the top people “helping to reinvent entertainment”. The Last Broadcast made cinematic history in 1998 when it was sent by satellite to theaters across the country, pioneering the first fully digital national theatrical release of a feature motion picture. For more information about The Ghosts of Edendale, contact Marianne Connor at the information above, or Victoria Rose at Lightyear Entertainment (212) 353-5084.