‘Snake and Mongoo$e’ races into homes this spring

March 5, 2014 by  
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“A COLORFUL PORTRAIT OF

DRAG RACING’S MOST FAMOUS RIVALRY…

The cars are ridiculously cool, the soundtrack is sexy and fun,

and the final moments are very moving.”

-Road & Track Magazine

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Action-Packed Film

‘Snake and Mongoo$e’ races into homes this spring 

                      Available On Demand and Digital Download
March 4, 2014
 

Available on Blu-ray and DVD April 8, 2014

From Anchor Bay Films

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce the upcoming release of the engine revving racing drama, “Snake & Mongoo$e,” for digital download on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video, and On Demand across select cable providers March 4, and on Blu-ray/DVD and April 8, 2014. Premiering originally in a series of star-studded events that spanned the nation that included stops in Reno, Detroit, Indianapolis and Los Angeles, the turbocharged film riveted audiences with an eye-opening look at the birth of a phenomenon.

The announcement comes on the heels of the historic screening at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction this past Sunday where “Snake & Mongoo$e” became the first film ever screened in the legendary automotive event’s 43 year history.

“Snake & Mongoo$e,” the incredible true story of the greatest rivalry and friendship in drag racing history, pits Don “The Snake” Prudhomme (Jesse Williams of LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, “Grey’s Anatomy”) against his longtime friend and on-the-track nemesis Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen (Richard Blake of Dragonball: Evolution). From the fiery days of early speedways through the explosive peak of their popularity, these are the triumphs and tragedies behind the legendary races and Hot Wheels partnership that created a global phenomenon. Ashley Hinshaw (CHRONICLE), Kim Shaw (She’s Out of My League), Fred Dryer (“Hunter”), Ian Ziering (SHARKNADO), Tim Blake Nelson (O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?) and Noah Wyle (“ER,” “Falling Skies”) co-star in this nitro-burning drama of the two men who battled business and each other to change motorsports forever.

Featuring a soundtrack that includes some of the most notable artists and anthems of the time, including ZZ Top’s “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide,” “Snake & Mongoo$e” perfectly captures an iconic era while dropping viewers into the heart of the 1960s and 1970s.

Two of nature’s deadliest enemies, the snake and mongoose are each genetically coded to mercilessly fight each other to the death.  Recognizing this visceral force of nature, one of the planet’s most enduring dynamics was strategically applied to the historic rivalry between drag racing heavyweights Prudhomme and McEwen. It was on dust drag strops across the country that Prudhomme, the Snake, and McEwen, the Mongoo$e, aggressively competed for dominance while transforming a “minor” sport struggling for attention into a global phenomenon.

Lauded by Moviereporter.com, “Director Wayne Holloway…keeps the action sequences intense, utilizing real footage of the glory years of drag racing during the 1960s and ‘70s, and moving his story skillfully through the decades.  He also handles the dramatic scenes effectively, revealing his characters’ struggles and successes as well as their inner need to find purpose in life.  It’s a lot more than a racing movie.”

For more on “Snake & Mongoo$e” or to view the trailer, please visit, http://www.snakeandmongoosemovie.com

ABOUT ANCHOR BAY FILMS

Anchor Bay Films is a leading home entertainment company.  Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and   Blu-ray(tm) formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

 

CONTACT:

For General and Entertainment Inquiries:

Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain Public Relations Inc.

(847)-933-9884

andrea@andreablainpr.com

www.andreablainpr.com

 

For Automotive Inquiries:

Tyler Ragghianti

The Publicity Agency
(310) 598-3367 x7780
tyler@seligmultimedia.com

www.thepublicityagency.com

 

 

SNAKE & MONGOO$E BLU-RAY ™

Street date:                   April 8, 2014

Pre-book:                     March 12, 2014

Catalog #:                                BD61853

UPC:                            01313261853180

Run time:                                 102 Mins

Rating:                         PG-13

SRP:                             $24.99

Format:                                    Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:               Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16×9

Audio:                                     Dolby TrueHD 5.1

 

SNAKE & MONGOO$E DVD

Street date:                  April 8, 2014

Pre-book:                    March 12, 2014

Catalog #:                   AF61852

UPC:                           01313261852480

Run time:                    102 Mins

Rating:                        PG-13

SRP:                            $19.98

Format:                       Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:            Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16×9

Audio:                         Dolby Digital 5.1

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BRACKET RACING POINTS AVAILABLE FOLLOWING THE FIRST THREE OF 12 EVENTS FOR TEXAS MOTORPLEX RACE SEASON

ENNIS, Texas (March 5, 2014) – The Texas Motorplex Bracket Point Standings are now posted on the Motorplex website and linked on FB.

Points include the first three of 12 bracket series events.

Points will be posted the week following each event leading up to a year-end racer appreciation dinner with prizes and cash checks given to the winners.

Click here for the current point standings.

The next Texas Motorplex Bracket Series event – Bracket 4 – will be held on Saturday, March 29 in conjunction with the Mega Mopar Action Series’ Mopars at the Motorplex event. Gates will open at 8 a.m. and time trials will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

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Texas Diesel Nationals returns to Texas Motorplex on April 12 with Diesel Drags and Sled Pull!

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CHECK OUT THE NEW RACINGJUNK.COM BRACKET WINNER’S CIRCLE GALLERY

February 25, 2014 by  
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NHRA Driver Escapes Death After Car Explodes at 300 MPH

February 10, 2014 by  
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BY FOX NEWS INSIDER //
AS SEEN ON FOX AND FRIENDS
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NHRA driver Ron Capps escaped death after his car burst into flames during a race on Friday.

This morning on Fox and Friends, Capps said when looking back at the video, it’s hard to believe he escaped with a few minor scratches and bruises.

He was driving at 300 miles per hour when the engine exploded. Capps said he was wearing a protective fire suit at the time.

“You’re used to what you do for a living and the next thing you know, it’s a convertible and there’s a huge ball of flame right in my lap.”

The explosion won’t stop Capps from getting behind the wheel anytime soon. He said he feels safer racing cars than he does while driving his kids to school on the interstate.

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