June 10th, 2008
BIG DREAMS LITTLE TOKYO, AN ACCLAIMED, WITTY COMEDY WRITTEN, DIRECTED BY AND STARRING HOT NEWCOMER DAVE BOYLE,
MARIGOLD, A ROMANTIC COMEDY STARRING HEROES' ALI LARTER AND BOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR SALMAN KHAN, AND
DECEMBER ENDS, A DRAMA STARRING JOSH JANOWICZ
RELEASING ON DVD THIS JULY FROM ECHO BRIDGE HOME ENTERTAINMENT
LOS ANGELES, CA, June 10, 2008 – On July 22, Echo Bridge Home Entertainment will release Big Dreams Little Tokyo, a critically-acclaimed comedic tour de force by 23-year-old actor/director/screenwriter Dave Boyle. Following an unlikely pair of friends as they make their way into a world where cultural identity is seldom what it seems, the film has been hailed by CBS Radio as "…a work of quirky originality, sly wit, and wry humor." Big Dreams Little Tokyo also stars James Kyson Lee (TV's Heroes) and Jayson Watabe. Priced at $14.99 suggested retail and available in widescreen format, the DVD is loaded with extras including cast and crew commentary, two featurettes, deleted scenes, a stills gallery, multiple language dialogue, and storyboard-to-film comparison.
On July 29, Echo Bridge Home Entertainment will release Marigold, starring Ali Larter (TV's Heroes, Resident Evil: Extinction) and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. This east meets west romantic musical comedy follows a feisty American actress to India, where she discovers her film project has been cancelled and her airline ticket was only one way. As she tries to find a way home, her life is transformed in the most unexpected ways. The Los Angeles Times calls the film "sassily funny" and according to the New York Daily News, "Ali Larter lights up the screen." Marigold is priced at $14.99 suggested retail and available in anamorphic widescreen format. DVD extras include the featurette, The Making of Marigold, and a theatrical trailer.
On July 8, Echo Bridge Home Entertainment will release the drama December Ends, starring Josh Janowicz (On the Doll, The Chumscrubber). This drama tracks three teenagers as their lives perilously intertwine in the high-stakes world of drug dealing. Variety praises the film as "impressive" and with "deftly handled performances." December Ends is priced at $14.99 suggested retail and presented in full screen.
Big Dreams Little Tokyo Synopsis
Boyd (Boyle), a self-proclaimed businessman convinced he’s Japanese, and his roommate Jerome (Watabe), a sluggish but affable Japanese-American sumo wrestler, have big dreams for themselves. Together, the two travel door-to-door by tandem bike, handing out flyers and pitching their services to anyone who will listen. However, Boyd's Japanese clients aren't buying his "Translation Services," and no one will give Jerome—a paltry 200 pounds—a chance in the ring. When they meet Mia, who is unfazed by their oddities and offers a hand, Boyd and Jerome discover that in a world where cultural identity is seldom what it seems, there's a place for everyone.
Stranded and broke in Goa, India, after financing flops on her low-budget film, feisty B-list actress Marigold Lexton (Larter) lands a role in a musical to pay her way home. But while rehearsing, she meets choreographer Prem Rajput (Khan), whose patience and kindness provides the calming presence Marigold needs. A whirlwind romance begins between the two until Marigold discovers that Prem holds a powerful, inescapable past—and a future that holds no place for her, or does it?
December Ends Synopsis
At just eighteen, Chris Conley's (Janowicz) life is shattered by the sudden death of his mom and the ensuing emotional abandonment by his grieving, alcoholic dad. In his vulnerable state, Chris agrees to "help out" Hayden, the dangerous drug-dealing friend of his prep school cousin. When the naïve Chris falls hard for Hayden's girlfriend, and Chris retaliates furiously, all their lives perilously intertwine—and collide in an explosive climax that leaves their futures hanging delicately in the balance.
About Echo Bridge Entertainment
Echo Bridge Entertainment is an independent distribution company that acquires and distributes motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content throughout the world.\'a0 The Echo Bridge Home Entertainment division distributes directly to virtually all major U.S. retailers.\'a0 Echo Bridge has amassed a comprehensive catalog of more than 11,000 titles, including the NAPPA and Dove Award-winning The Derby Stallion, starring Zac Efron (Hairspray, High School Musical 1 & 2); The Big White, a black comedy starring Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, and Woody Harrelson; The Last Sentinel, featuring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman); Protecting the King, the true story of David Stanley, Elvis Presley's youngest stepbrother and bodyguard; and Beer League featuring The Howard Stern Show funnyman Artie Lange. Echo Bridge Entertainment has something for everyone—it's "The Entertainment Alternative for What the World Wants to See."