(June 13, 2007 - Burbank, CA) — Warner Home Video presents the DVD premiere of Russ Parr’s "The Last Stand" marking the powerful feature film directorial debut of the nationally syndicated radio and TV personality. Written and directed by Parr, a former stand-up comic, and loosely based on his life, "The Last Stand" is a hard-hitting drama following four aspiring performers on the tough road known as the comedy circuit. The DVD includes a “making of” featurette that takes you behind the scenes with Parr and the cast and will sell for $24.98 SRP. Starring Guy Torry ("Life"), and Anthony Anderson ("King’s Ransom," "Hustle & Flow") both known for their work as comedians and dramatic actors; Darrin Dewitt Henson ("Soul Food"). Tami Roman (MTV’s "Real World") and Todd Williams (ESPN’s "Tilt"), "The Last Stand" explores the drama of comedy through four up and coming comics who meet and become fast friends at The Last Stand, a notable Hollywood comedy club. Haunted by the demons of their past, and their aspirations for their future, each pursues stardom despite the trials and tribulations of the present. "The Last Stand" is an intimate, behind the scenes look at the bittersweet lives of those who live to make us laugh. A mutli-talented artist, Parr is seen and heard by an average of five million listeners and viewers each week in more than 45 cities around the country between his nationally syndicated “Russ Parr Morning Show” on the Radio One Network and his nationally broadcast TV One dating game “Get The Hook Up.” “'The Last Stand’ is a project that is very close to me,” says Parr. “It’s very much an expression of one part of my life and reflects some of my experiences when I toured the comedy circuit. In my stand-up days, I met all kids of people, all who had the same dream, to get that one big break. But life on the circuit can be hard on some. This film is a tribute to anyone who has ever braved that stage and exposed their soul to an audience in an attempt to make them laugh.” Supported by an extensive television, online, print, trailering and radio marketing campaign to launch the title, "The Last Stand" will tour in major markets nationwide prior to its gala premiere in Los Angeles on July 9th at the Mann’s Chinese Theater. Eva Davis, Warner Home Video Vice President, Targeted Marketing & Acquisitions commented: “We have made it a priority to release high quality urban films that tell important and entertaining stories about African-American experiences. We are thrilled to be releasing 'The Last Stand,' as we know consumers will really enjoy this film. We also want to promote filmmakers like Russ Parr whose vision and talent is unparalleled.” "The Last Stand" DVD Special Features include: • "Making of The Last Stand Featurette" – Go behind the scenes with Russ Parr and this extraordinary cast into the world of stand-up comedy ABOUT WARNER HOME VIDEO With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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