Lionsgate to release Dean Teaster’s Ghost Town on DVD in October


MUMBAI: Lionsgate in association with Barnholtz Entertainment will release the western feature Dean Teaster’s Ghost Town on DVD 28 October in the United States and Canada.

Dean Teaster’s Ghost Town, the dream project of Dean Teaster and DJ Perry, is an 1800s western set in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains and was filmed at the "Ghost Town in the Sky" theme park located in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.

The movie features Herbert Coward, Bill McKinney DJ Perry, Princess Lucaj, Rance Howard, Renee O’Connor, country music stars Sammy Kershaw and Stella Parton, Terence Knox and Tony Becker. In addition, Robert Bradley, Ghost Town in the Sky’s original "Apache Kid", is also featured in the movie.

Tourists saw the limited theatrical engagement between June and October of 2007 at EagleNest Entertainment Center in Maggie Valley, NC. More screenings are planned this summer throughout the southern United States including discussions with Fireshoe Distribution for a west coast theatrical release. International release plans for Dean Teaster’s Ghost Town are currently underway.

One of the new owners of Ghost Town in the Sky family theme park, Hank Woodburn said he anticipates a renewed interest in the park because of Teaster’s movie. People surged to Haywood County to get a glimpse of Cold Mountain after the novel by Charles Frazier was put to the big screen. "I think the same thing will happen with this movie," Woodburn said.

Dean Teaster’s Ghost Town is a unique eastern western with old Hollywood style western story telling produced by DJ Perry and Tony Hornus. Directed by Jeff Kennedy and Dean Teaster, it is Teaster’s directorial debut and is based on the legendary character Harmon Teaster, an Appalachan folklore hero from the 1800s who is also his great, great grandfather.

"With the success of 3:10 to Yuma, it was my main reason to release Dean Teaster’s Ghost Town with Lionsgate," says Barry Barnholtz of Barnholtz Entertainment.