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 Blast DVD update

Blast DVD update

Premiering on DVD July 19, 2005
Los Angeles, CA (June 2005) – Actor/comedian Eddie Griffin (Undercover Brother, John Q), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill) and Breckin Meyer (Road Trip ) star in the high octane drama BLAST, debuting on DVD July 19, 2005 from First Look Home Entertainment and DEJ Productions Inc.  This fast-paced thrillride also stars Grammy Award-winning Reggae superstar Shaggy and Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Gone in 60 Seconds).  BLAST will be available for $24.98 SRP and pre-books on June 21, 2005.  Supported by extensive trailering on DEJ and First Look premium titles, BLAST is being distributed through First Look Home Entertainment as part of the First Look Media and DEJ Productions relationship.
In BLAST, Griffin portrays former Navy Seal Lamont Dixon, a man who thought he left his days of combat behind when he became a tugboat captain assigned to tow an offshore oil rig.   But trouble erupts violently when a group of well-armed mercenaries overpower the crew and seize the oil rig just off the California coast.  Outnumbered, outgunned and all but out of time, Lamont must defend himself while dealing with the very unwanted assistance of Jamal Wilkes (Meyer) the oil rigs techno-geek.  Amusing, annoying, and inventive, Jamal may also be an undercover mole for the bad guys.  With the help of FBI agent Lisa Reed (Fox) coordinating the counter-attack from shore, it's sink or swim, as Lamont tries to save the hostages and defuse the deadly plan before it is too late for them all.
DEJ Productions Inc. is a leading independent entertainment company that acquires and distributes product in the theatrical, home entertainment and television arenas.  DEJ Productions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blockbuster Inc.  Since its inception in 1999, DEJ Productions has commanded one of the largest acquisitions and distribution infrastructures in independent film, with an average of 35 films a year.  Among them, DEJ Productions acquired all English-speaking rights, including those in North America, to the 2003 Academy Award® winning film Monster, starring Charlize Theron.  DEJ also co-financed and produced Crash with Stratus Films, written and directed by Paul Haggis, which was released by Lions Gate Films.  DEJ Productions Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
First Look Home Entertainment, a division of First Look Media, specializes in diverse independent films and special interest programs that include First Look Pictures theatrical art house and foreign releases, as well as video premieres and genre-specific films.  These diverse titles have helped First Look Home Entertainment grow rapidly.  Revenues since inception of the division have increased on average 77% per year.  The current home entertainment release schedule includes the upcoming Sundance hit, September Tapes, National  Lampoons Blackball (starring Vince Vaughn), and the recently released charming romantic comedy, Perfect Opposites (starring Piper Perabo, Martin Hendersen, Jennifer Tilly, Artie Lange), First Look Pictures’ theatrical release, Mayor of the Sunset Strip (starring Rodney Bingenheimer, and featuring Coldplay, No Doubt, Cher, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Oasis, Courtney Love, to name a few), the 15 year television series hit, Unsolved Mysteries (featuring acclaimed host, Robert Stack), Stateside (starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Jonathan Tucker, Val Kilmer, Carrie Fisher, Joe Mantegna), and The Last Sign (starring Andie MacDowell and Tim Roth).
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