Lionsgate to Release 'Dean Teaster's Ghost Town' on DVD this October



    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., August 4th /CNW/ -- Lionsgate(R) (NYSE:   LGF), the
leading next generation filmed entertainment studio, in association with
Barnholtz Entertainment, announced today that it will release the western
feature "Dean Teaster's Ghost Town" on DVD October 28th in the United States
and Canada.
    
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    "Dean Teaster's Ghost Town," the dream project of Dean Teaster and DJ
Perry, is an 1800s western set in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains and
was filmed at the "Ghost Town in the Sky" theme park located in Maggie Valley,
North Carolina. A brutal story of love, hate, revenge, and family honor, the
movie reunites the two mountain men from John Boorman's 1972 classic
"Deliverance" -- Herbert "Cowboy" Coward and Bill McKinney. Voted number one
movie villains of all-time by "Maxim Magazine" in 2005, McKinney and Coward
scared audiences with their mountain man delivery that struck fear in millions
of moviegoers.
    The movie also features DJ Perry ("GPS," "Miracle at Sage Creek"),
Princess Lucaj ("Jericho," "Uncross the Stars"), Rance Howard ("A Beautiful
Mind," "Chinatown"), Renee O'Connor ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Diamonds and
Guns"), country music stars Sammy Kershaw ("The Beverly Hillbillies," "Fall
Time") and Stella Parton ("A Dance for Bethany," "Rhinestone"), Terence Knox
("Tour of Duty," "St. Elsewhere") and Tony Becker ("The Walton's," "Melrose
Place," "Walker, Texas Ranger"). In addition, Robert Bradley, Ghost Town in
the Sky's original "Apache Kid," is also featured in the movie.
    Filmed entirely in North Carolina with the film's main stage at Ghost
Town in the Sky western Theme Park, Great Smoky Mountain tourists saw the
limited theatrical engagement between June and October of 2007 at EagleNest
Entertainment Center in Maggie Valley, NC. More theatrical showings are
planned this summer throughout the southern United States including
discussions with Fireshoe Distribution for a west coast theatrical release.
International release plans for "Dean Teaster's Ghost Town" are currently
underway.
    Hank Woodburn, one of the new owners of Ghost Town in the Sky family
theme park, said he anticipates a renewed interest in the park as a result of
Teaster's movie. People surged to Haywood County to get a glimpse of Cold
Mountain after the novel by Charles Frazier was put to the big screen.  "I
think the same thing will happen with this movie," Woodburn said.
    "Dean Teaster's Ghost Town" is a unique "eastern" western with old
Hollywood style western story telling produced by DJ Perry and Tony Hornus.
Directed by Jeff Kennedy and Dean Teaster, it is Teaster's directorial debut
and is based on the legendary character Harmon Teaster, an Appalachan folklore
hero from the 1800s who is also his great, great, grandfather.
    "With the success of '3:10 to Yuma', it was my main reason to release
'Dean Teaster's Ghost Town' with Lionsgate," says Barry Barnholtz of Barnholtz
Entertainment.




For further information:

For further information: Barry Barnholtz of Barnholtz Entertainment,
+1-818-591-1900


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