Available October 4 on DVD

Available October 4 on DVD


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"A remarkably smart film ... with jokes designed to make you cringe." - Russell Scott Smith, New York Post

"fierce and darkly funny" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Visual Entertainment presents "Mail Order Wife" on DVD, winner of the Best Independent Feature Film at the 2005 Santa Barbara Film Festival. The DVD releases on October 4, 2005 with a pre-book date of August 29, 2005 and is priced to sell at $24.99 SRP. Bonus features include commentary by the directors and actors, character profiles and an exclusive look at the actors' auditions.

"Mail Order Wife" was Executive Produced by Doug Liman, director of the hit films "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "The Bourne Identity," "Swingers," and "Go." Liman and his company, Hypnotic Films were passionate about "Mail Order Wife's" clever concept and were eager to work with the filmmakers.

Set in New York City, "Mail Order Wife" is an outrageous comedy about Adrian, a doorman from Queens, Lichi, his mail order bride and Andrew, a filmmaker and the one man they entrust along the way. Andrew agrees to fund the high costs of ordering Adrian's mail order bride in exchange for the right to film a documentary on the new couple. However, when Adrian crosses the line with his new wife, Andrew's role as hands off documentarian becomes blurred. What transpires next is beyond anything Andrew or Adrian would imagine, as their experiences with Lichi lead them thru a series of unpredictable events.

"Mail Order Wife" stars Andrew Gurland ("Frat House"), Eugenia Yuan ("Memoirs of a Geisha") and Adrian Martinez ("The Interpreter"). "Mail Order Wife" is a First Independent Pictures film.

"'Mail Order Wife' is a bold and original film," stated Gary Rubin, founder of First Independent Pictures. "We are thrilled to bring our first theatrical release to DVD through Visual Entertainment." Soumya Sriraman, VP Marketing Visual Entertainment added, "This quirky comedy will become a cult classic."

About Visual Entertainment

Visual Entertainment (VE), a division of Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD), is quickly becoming a leading force in home entertainment and the venue of choice among independent producers of DVD and video product. With its goal to provide the highest quality of marketing, sales and distribution services, the company's product line addresses a broad and eclectic range of tastes including action adventures, comedies, foreign films, Latin, urban, exercise and mainstream video product. Partner studios include Bauer Martinez Distribution, Clanagan Media, Melee Entertainment, New Light Entertainment, Palm Pictures, Rising Entertainment, Trinity Home Entertainment and Xenon Pictures. VE benefits from UMVD's award winning team and customer-centric culture.

Recent awards include Sparc, American Business Awards, 3 consecutive NARM awards for Distribution Company of the Year, and numerous retail awards.

About First Independent Pictures

In February of 2004, Gary Rubin, former Executive Vice President of Artisan Entertainment, formed First Independent Pictures (FIP), a domestic distribution company designed to release 5 to 8 films a year, some to the theatrical marketplace and others to be given premiere treatment in the home video and TV worlds. In March of 2005, FIP released its first picture theatrically, Mail Order Wife, produced by Doug Liman's Hypnotic Films. Other FIP projects include the Tom Green/Brooke Shields Comedy, Bob the Butler, and the Fall theatrical release New York Doll, a Sundance 2005 selection that chronicles Arthur Kane, bass player for the seminal NY Dolls pre-punk rock band, and his journey from the time the band broke up to the time they reunited last year.

DVD Basics
DVD - $24.99 SRP
Street Date: October 4, 2005
Order Date: August 29, 2005
Running Time: 92 min.
Rating: R
Language: English, Spanish Subtitles
Audio: Dolby 5.1
16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Bonus Features: Director and Actors' Commentary, Bonus Footage,
Character Profiles, Actors' Auditions
Catalog # FI4248DVD

Source: Visual Entertainment