Kaboom picks up Canuck rights to ‘Lampoon’s’

Peace Arch home entertainment division goes for 'Movie'

TORONTO — kaBOOM! Entertainment has picked up Canuck rights to the spoof comedy “National Lampoon’s TV: The Movie,” starring “Jackass” veterans Steve-O, Jason “Weeman” Acuna, Preston Lacy and Chris Pontius.

Pic is an episodic comedy featuring stunts and parodies drawing from TV fare like “Fear Factor” and “Miami Vice” and featuring cameos from Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man,”) Judd Nelson (“The Breakfast Club,”) and Jason Mewes (“Clerks.”)

kaBOOM, Peace Arch’s home entertainment division, has plans in September to launch DVD sales and rentals in the Great White North in both English and French accompanied by a North American marketing blitz targeting college and university students.

“kaBOOM!’s promotional savvy and attention to detail make them a perfect fit for this film,” said Jeremy Dallow, president of Ckrush Inc. of New York, which produced the movie. “We expect the picture to perform extremely well in the Canadian market as parodies are as relevant in Canada as they are in the US.”

“The recent acquisition of kaBOOM! by Peace Arch Entertainment gives us the opportunity to add a full range of genre-specific programs to our traditionally strong line-up of family and children’s titles and enhanses our ability to exploit them across multiple platforms including DVD, TV and the Internet,” said kaBOOM! president Berry Beyerowitz.