AN AFFECTIONATE TRIBUTE TO STAR WARS SUPERFANS: “JEDI JUNKIES” RELEASES FEBRUARY 12 ON DVD
The Ultimate Collector’s DVD Includes Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features
“JEDI JUNKIES is the Star Wars fan film Star Wars fans have been waiting for.” —Geek Chic Daily
January 28, 2013 – New York, New York – No one can deny Star Wars’ contribution to pop culture in the last 36 years. From action figures to costumes inspired by the characters in the films, the beloved movie franchise has provided fans with many ways to immerse themselves in the Star Wars culture. Star Wars isn’t just a series of films. For some fans, it has become a way of life.
Releasing on February 12 from Docurama Films, a label of Cinedigm Entertainment Group (NASDAQ: CIDM), JEDI JUNKIES is a one-of-a-kind documentary film about the world’s most dedicated Star Wars fans. From lightsaber-wielding martial artists to filmmakers who dedicate their time and energy creating fan films, the film offers viewers a rare glimpse into extreme fans’ personal and professional self-expression.
The ultimate collector’s edition includes the following never-before-seen bonus features:
– Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
– Deleted and Extended Scenes: Force Fanatics, Inside Toy Box, Slave Leia and Stars of Galaxy
– Jedi Trailer
JEDI JUNKIES features Star Wars fans from all over the world and interviews with celebrity insiders, including Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show, Iron Man 2), director Eduardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project), and actors from the Star Wars films, including Ray Park (Darth Maul) Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Orli Shoshan (Shaak Ti) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett).
A few of the many fans profiled in the film include:
– Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan – creators of the popular “Chad Vader” fan films on YouTube.
– Dennis Ward – writer/director, “Stuck on Star Wars.” Ward built a life-size Millennium Falcon in his backyard for his film.
– Michael Knight – his body is covered with dozens of Star Wars tattoos.
– Roberto Williams – collector of many Star Wars toys.
– John Bardy – directed and produced “Tremors of the Force” and other Star Wars fan films.
– Flynn – founder of New York Jedi, a choreography troupe. The group creates elaborate lightsaber battles for “Big Apple Con” and other events.
– Bob Iannaccone – creates stainless steel lightsaber replicas for a living out of his tool shed.
– Aerosith – a Star Wars tribute band that performs at special events.
“‘Jedi Junkies’ is one of the most eclectic, entertaining explorations you’re likely to find.”
– Big Picture, Big Sound
JEDI JUNKIES is directed by Mark Edlitz; executive produced by Mark Grande; produced by Jerry Kolber, Mark Edlitz and Jason Gamba; edited by Stephen J. Walker.
Pricing: $19.95 US/$22.95 CA
Runtime: 73 mins. + extras
Catalog #: NNVG283970
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
About Docurama Films
In 1999, Docurama Films® launched with the first feature documentary available on DVD: D.A. Pennebaker’s iconic film on Bob Dylan, “Dont Look Back.” Twelve years and 300 award-winning, highly-acclaimed documentary titles later, Docurama continues to discover and release the greatest non-fiction films of our time while spreading the word about filmmakers who are taking the form to new heights. Docurama’s catalog features an array of topics including the performing and visual arts, history, politics, the environment, ethnic and gender interests, and all-time favorites including “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill,” “Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides” and “King Corn.” Recent titles include the Oscar®-nominated films “Gasland,” “Hell and Back Again” and “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.” www.docuramafilms.com
About New Video – Cinedigm Entertainment Group
New Video, a Cinedigm company, is a leading entertainment distributor and the largest aggregator of independent digital content worldwide. Headquartered in New York City, with an international presence in 45 territories, the company delivers feature films, TV programs and web originals via digital download, streaming, video-on-demand, Blu-ray, DVD, and theatrical release. In 2011, New Video bowed Oscar®-nominated “Hell and Back Again” and international blockbuster “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within” in U.S. theaters, and in 2012, “The Invisible War,” “Citadel” and “In Our Nature” with John Slattery, Jena Malone and Gabrielle Union. The company’s library includes original TV series and movies, storybook treasures from Scholastic®, award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen indies from Flatiron Film Company®, and acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film. New Video is proud to distribute many Oscar®-nominated films including “The Invisible War,” “GasLand,” “Waste Land,” “The Secret of Kells” and “Chico & Rita.” Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM) is a leader in providing the services, expertise and technology that are critical to transforming movie theaters into digital entertainment centers. Its deployment entity, state-of-the-art distributor and exhibition software, and marketing and distribution platforms are cornerstones of the digital cinema revolution. The company recently acquired New Video to form a full-service, end-to-end digital studio that acquires content for theatrical distribution and across digital, mobile and home media platforms. Initial releases for 2013 will include “Dead Man’s Burden” with Nashville’s Clare Bowen, “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” “Come Out and Play,” “Arthur Newman” with Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, and “Violet and Daisy,” with Saoirse Ronan, Danny Trejo and Alexis Bledel.
For more information, please contact:
Luis Garza; 646-259-4144; lgarzanewvideocom