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June 28, 2011

 

 

"You sort of know how these underdog sports movies turn out. Doesn't matter. The Perfect Game so expertly uses the charisma and personalities of the actors, especially the young ones, that it's thrilling anyway."

— Chicago Sun-Times

 

"If you love baseball or have a soft spot for stories about plucky underdogs, this is the movie to see.

It doesn't have a big star like Sandra Bullock, but it has the same irresistible appeal that made 'The Blind Side' such a heart-stirring crowd pleaser."

— The Los Angeles Times

 

FROM IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT:

A TEAM THAT BEATS THE ODDS AND WINS THE HEARTS OF TWO NATIONS

 

THE PERFECT GAME

 

Based On The Inspiring True Story

The First Pitch Is Out On DVD and Blu-ray™ August 2

 

Chatsworth, CA – They were called "los pequeños gigantes":  the little giants.  In 1957, a team of impoverished baseball-loving kids from Mexico achieved the impossible.  Standing tall against hardships no child should face - poverty, intolerance – they crossed the border to achieve a dream:  compete in the Little League World Series.   On August 2, Image Entertainment calls out The Perfect Game, a moving tale of “the little giants” who became the first international team to win the LLWS.   Based on the book by W. William Winokur, The Perfect Game will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray™ for an SRP of $29.97.   Pre-book is July 5.

 

Cesar (Clifton Collins Jr., Star Trek) has returned to his native Mexico after his major league career is cut short.  However, his career is reborn when a group of determined kids recruit him as coach for their rag-tag baseball team. Moises Arias (“Hannah Montana”), and Ryan Ochoa (“Pair of Kings”) costar as these resolute underdogs with Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as Angel Macias, their ambidextrous pitcher...and the only pitcher to throw a Perfect Game in the championship game of the LLWS. 

 

Together they form the unlikeliest of teams with the unlikeliest of goals.  Cheech Marin (Spy Kids), Lou Gossett Jr. (Iron Eagle), Bruce McGill (Animal House), Emilie de Ravin (Lost) and David Koechner (Anchorman) also appear in this uplifting film directed by William Dear (Angels in the Outfield, Harry and the Hendersons).

 

Rated by the prestigious family-friendly Dove Foundation with five out of five “doves,” The Perfect Game is a heart-warming story in the tradition of Rudy and Hoosiers, taken from the book that Gossett Jr. himself has called “more than an instant sports classic – it is a heroic tale for the ages.”

 

About Image Entertainment:

Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to over 2,100 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 6,000 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.

 

The Perfect Game  Blu-raytm
Genre:                         Family/Kids, Feature Film, Based on True Story
Rating:                        PG for some thematic elements
Languages:                  English
Subtitles:                     English, Spanish
Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio:                         DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Year:                           2010
SRP:                            $29.97
Street Date:                 August 2, 2011
Pre-Book:                    July 5, 2011
Length:                        117 minutes
UPC:                           014381706956
Cat#:                           HRE7069BD

 

The Perfect Game  DVD
Genre:                         Family/Kids, Feature Film, Based on True Story
Rating:                        PG for some thematic elements
Languages:                  English
Subtitles:                     English, Spanish
Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio:                         Dolby Digital 5.1
Year:                           2010
SRP:                            $27.97
Street Date:                 August 2, 2011
Pre-Book:                    July 5, 2011
Length:                        117 minutes
UPC:                           014381706826
Cat#:                           HRE7068DVD