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Flashpoint - Blu-ray and DVD Release of Season 1 Coming to Canada from Phase 4

Arriving in both formats on October 13th, the same day as CBS/Paramount's previously reported DVD-only USA release

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Phase 4 Films® Announces the Acquisition of


Season One of the Hit Series will be Released
On Blu-ray and DVD in Canada on October 13th

Toronto (August 10, 2009) - Phase 4 Films® announced today that it has acquired the English Language DVD rights to the smash hit series FLASHPOINT, starring Hugh Dillon ("Durham County"), Enrico Colantoni ("Just Shoot Me"), Amy Jo Johnson ("Felicity") and David Paetkau ("Final Destination 2"). Phase 4 will release Season One of the television series on DVD and Blu-ray on October 13, 2009. Phase 4 Films is the new theatrical, DVD and television distribution company founded by former Peace Arch Home Entertainment President Berry Meyerowitz.

Inspired by Toronto's real life Emergency Task Force, FLASHPOINT is an emotional journey following the lives of an elite police tactical team, the Strategic Response Unit (SRU). The SRU is a team of cops like no other: they're the elite, the blueblood of the force. High risk is their business, and life-and-death stakes are their world. The action-packed series highlights both the tactical and the psychological aspects of police work and examines the emotional toll of bearing constant witness to the extremes of human distress.

FLASHPOINT is produced by Pink Sky Entertainment Inc. and Avamar Entertainment Inc., in association with CTV and CBS Television Studios, Inc. The series is executive produced by Playback's 2008 Producers of the Year, Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos. The show was co-created by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern and features an impressive line-up of award-winning actors in guest starring roles. Each episode is directed by one of this country's top directors, led by Series Consultant, David Frazee.

Season One of FLASHPOINT premiered in the summer of 2008, and was an instant hit in Canada and the U.S. In Canada, the series has become the most watched domestic drama in over a decade, and during its summer run in the U.S., FLASHPOINT was CBS' top original scripted series. Following this success, both CTV and CBS picked up the series for a second season, ordering an additional 18 episodes.

Phase 4 Films will also distribute Season Two, in 2010.

"FLASHPOINT is an outstanding series and we are thrilled to be releasing it on DVD," said Berry Meyerowitz, President and CEO of Phase 4 Films. "It is rare that a Canadian series is so popular in the U.S. and Canada, and we look forward to working with Anne Marie and Bill for many years."

"We are delighted to be in business with Berry and his team at Phase 4. They share our passion for FLASHPOINT and respect the high creative standards that have been key to the success of this series," said Anne Marie La Traverse. Bill Mustos said, "A great deal of interest has been expressed by our FLASHPOINT fans in owning the DVD release of our first season. We couldn't be more excited about finally launching our show in the home video market this Fall."

Street Date: October 13, 2009
Genre: Drama / Action
Run Time: 13 x 43 minutes
Rating: 14A
Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
DVD SRP: $64.99
Blu-ray SRP: $74.99
Aspect ratio: Widescreen (16 x 9)
Language: English

Bonus Features:
  • Behind the Scenes of FLASHPOINT
  • Director's Commentary, Pilot Episode
  • "The Human Cost of Heroism" Featurette

About Phase 4 Films Inc.
Phase 4 Films® distributes features films, television and special interest content across all media in the North American market. Its label, kaBOOM! Entertainment, is one of the leading pre-school and children's brands in the market.

About Pink Sky Entertainment Inc. and Avamar Entertainment Inc.
Pink Sky Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Anne Marie La Traverse, a former Executive Producer at Alliance Atlantis, and has since produced a number of award-winning movies for television. Avamar Entertainment was founded in 2007 by Bill Mustos, former Senior Vice-President of Dramatic Programming at CTV. FLASHPOINT is the first co-venture between the two companies.

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