Live-Action Cult Programming Label Below the Radar Launches in March 2007

Jan 9th 2007
LIVE-ACTION CULT PROGRAMMING LABEL ‘BELOW THE RADAR’ LAUNCHES IN MARCH 2007

Fetish Documentary, Cult Horror Flicks to be First Releases

NEW YORK, NY (January 8, 2007)  Central Park Media, a 17-year old New York-based video publisher, announced today that it is launching a new home video label, Below the Radar™, targeting customers looking for entertaining programming that is not necessarily mainstream.

Below the Radar Logo

Taking inspiration from classic drive-in movies, sexy late night documentaries and wacky comedies, Below The Radar will be the source of "desirable oddballs" – those offbeat, non-mainstream motion pictures and programs that have always had a devoted consumer base. The label, to be distributed by WEA Corporation (Warner Music Group's U.S. sales & retail marketing company), will feature both recent movies, and also older oddball films previously overlooked because of their eccentricities.

Kicking off with A Perfect Fake, a “darkly fascinating and perversely compelling” documentary and Silver Plaque winner at the Chicago International Television Awards, Below the Radar will provide a wide range of unique programs, sourced internationally, and released on home video for the first time. A Perfect Fake examines the "deeply disturbing" and generally secret world of "mannequin fetishists," men who selfishly project reality into inanimate objects, in order to quench their unusual desires for sexual gratification and control.

Subsequent releases beginning in the second quarter of 2007 will include "homegrown horror howlers" such as the black comedy horror film, BACKSLASH. This Kevin Campbell film (he of the cult classic, CHEERLEADER NINJAS, fame), which includes the notorious, and intellectually raucous, kitchen bloodbath scene, will street in May. David Sterling's KISSED BY AN AXE will follow in those bloody footsteps in June.
Information and updates concerning this label and its releases can be found at BTRfilms.com.

A Perfect Fake

Image of collector with his doll
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Gigantically unsettling" - Tederick.com
"Has to be seen to be believed" - Fresh Magazine

Myths and stories abound that speak to man's desire to bring life to inanimate matter. A PERFECT FAKE looks at the persistence of these myths in modern times and takes us into the world of men who have chosen to reject the reality of human sexual companionship in order to pursue emotional and physical bonds with a variety of erotic surrogates.

This film examines the emerging market for hyper-realisitic simulations of real women through computer-generated virtual pornography and erotica. A PERFECT FAKE also delves into the disturbing world of men who share their lives with life-size female love dolls.

A PERFECT FAKE is a compelling study of how new technologies extend age-old human desires for gratification and control.

DVD Features: Art Gallery, Director's Bio, Previews
Running time: 59 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Street Date: 3/6/2007
WEA Selection: 565100
SRP: $19.95
UPC: 7-95243-51002-6




About Central Park Media
Central Park Media is a 17-year-old Manhattan-based independent video and book publisher. Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime and Asian cult films in the United States since 1990, and a major publisher of manga (graphic novels) since 1994. The company currently manufactures and distributes animated video programming under several label names, including U.S. Manga Corps, Be Beautiful, Software Sculptors and Central Park Media. In addition, Central Park Media releases live-action Asian feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label and underground live-action programming under its Below The Radar label.

With exclusive rights to hundreds of graphic novels, the company has become a leading North American publisher of Japanese manga and Korean manhwa. Among CPM's fan-favorite graphic novel titles are Lee Hyun Se's Nambul (the best-selling manhwa in Korean publishing history), and Kia Asamiya's Dark Angel. Under its Be Beautiful imprint, the company also publishes popular yaoi manga such as the best-selling Kizuna - Bonds of Love (the best-selling yaoi title in Japanese publishing history). Visit www.centralparkmedia.com, www.cpmpress.com and www.bebeautifulmanga.com for more information.

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