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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

North American Motion Pictures Proudly Presents "The Riverman"

Based on Real-Life Events--It Took a Serial Killer to Catch a Serial Killer

From One of the Producers of Saw II, III & IV and P2
Terror Reigns on DVD Jan. 12th
Buy Three DVDs, Receive One Free Blu-ray

"A&E's two-hour thriller The Riverman netted the cabler its best-ever original movie."
-- Variety

LOS ANGELES - Jan. 1, 2010 -- With nowhere to turn in their frantic search for Seattle's prolific "Green River Killer," authorities enlist serial killer Ted Bundy to profile their prey in The Riverman, coming to DVD Jan. 12 from North American Motion Pictures Entertainment.

Based on real-life events recounted in the best-selling book, The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer (co-written by Robert Keppel, former chief criminal investigator for the attorney general of Washington state), The Riverman recounts Keppel's efforts to track down mass murderer Gary Ridgeway, aka the Green River Killer.

With 10 unsolved murders weighing on his mind, Keppel (Bruce Greenwood, Star Trek, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Déjà Vu) recruits imprisoned serial killer Ted Bundy (Cary Elwes, The Princess Bride, SAW, Alphabet Killer and the upcoming A Christmas Carol) to help find the killer-at-large.

Sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in 2003, Ridgeway was convicted
of 48 murders, but confessed to 71--and authorities suspect it was actually more than 90.

The Riverman is presented in full frame with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (1:78) and 2.0 stereo. Special features include stills gallery and closed captioning.

To support the title in the marketplace, NAMP has announced a retail promotion: Buy three DVDs of The Riverman and receive one free Blu-ray disc of the film (Blu-ray available only through this promotional offer).

Barnholtz Entertainment, Inc. (BEI), founded in 1996, and North American Motion Pictures (NAMP), founded in 2008, produce and distribute theatrical and direct-to-video, feature-length genre films - westerns, horror, action-adventure and comedy - with top-quality production values, superior packaging and star-driven casts. Headquartered in Woodland Hills, Calif., BEI and NAMP are helmed by industry veteran Barry Barnholtz. The companies' library of nearly 200 films, produced under the Barnholtz Entertainment banner, includes such stars as Russell Crowe, Jack Nicholson, Harrison Ford, Cameron Diaz, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Denzel Washington, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Alba, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere and Chris Rock, to name a few. According to Rentrak, 19 of the last 20 Barnholtz films distributed on DVD (by Lionsgate Entertainment) were ranked as a top-10 non-theatrical rental title. Two titles reached #1, The Legend of Butch and Sundance (six weeks) and Ed Gein: Butcher of Plainfield.

The Riverman
North American Motion Pictures
Genre: Thriller
Rated: R
Format: DVD & Blu-Ray
Running Time: Approx. 91 Minutes (Plus Special Features)
Suggested Retail Price: DVD - $26.98
3-DVD/Blu-ray Promo Pack - $69.99
Order Date: December 8, 2009
Street Date: January 12, 2010

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