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Image Entertainment Presents "The Double"

Starring Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winners Richard Gere and Martin Sheen; Appearing on Blu-ray(TM), DVD and Digital Download January 31, 2012 (January 26, 2012)

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/26/12 -- In the world of espionage, there's only two kinds of secret agents: successful and dead. And sometimes it's useful to be both... On January 31, 2012, Image Entertainment bows the taut spy thriller "The Double" on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the screenwriting team behind "Wanted" and "3:10 To Yuma," the film also marks Brandt's directorial debut. Wowing both critics and audiences during its theatrical release last year, "The Double" will be available on DVD with an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray™ with an SRP of $29.97, as well as available via digital download. Pre-book is January 3rd.

The mysterious murder of a United States Senator bears the distinctive trademark of a legendary Cold War-era Soviet assassin, code-named "Cassius." With targets becoming increasingly sporadic and ballistic reports inconclusive, panic is silently growing at the highest levels. There are only two men capable of finding this seemingly uncatchable killer: retired CIA operative Paul Sheperdson (Richard Gere, "Brooklyn's Finest," "Chicago") and young, hotshot FBI agent Ben Geary (Topher Grace, "That '70's Show," "Spider-Man 3"). Paul has engaged in an obsessive hunt for Cassius for the better part of his life, studying the killer's every move.

When Paul's former supervisor Tom Highland (Martin Sheen, "The Departed," "The West Wing") forces him out of retirement to join this aggressive newcomer in their deadly pursuit, he forges an uneasy alliance with Geary in order to finally bring this long-sought "shadow" to justice. What awaits this mismatched pair are twists and turns around every corner and the horrifying realization that identity is purely circumstantial.

"The Double" is a smart and edgy thriller -- with an intriguing story that will keep the viewer in its crosshairs until the very last shot. "The Double" also stars Stephen Moyer ("True Blood"), Odette Yustman ("Cloverfield"), and Stana Katic ("Castle.")

"... plenty of surprising twists and turns that are sure to keep audiences on the edges of their seats." - Buzzine

"... definitely worth a look" - Huffington Post

Bonus features on "The Double" Blu-ray ™ and DVD include producers' interviews, commentary with co-writer / director Michael Brandt and co-writer Derek Haas.

"The Double" was produced by Hyde Park Entertainment and Imagenation Abu Dhabi. Hyde Park's Ashok Amritraj produced, along with Haas and Industry Entertainment's Andrew Deane. Imagenation Abu Dhabi Chairman Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei and CEO Edward Borgerding are executive producers, and COO Stefan Brunner is associate producer.

About Image Entertainment:
Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to over 2,100 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 6,000 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to

The Double Blu-ray™

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Feature Film Rating: PG-13 Language: English Format: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Subtitles: English, Spanish Year: 2011 SRP: $29.97 Street Date: January 31, 2012 Pre-Book: January 3, 2012 Length: 98 minutes UPC: 014381755855 Cat#: DBL7558BD

The Double DVD™

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Feature Film Rating: PG-13 Language: English Format: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Subtitles: TBD Year: 2011 SRP: $27.97 Street Date: January 31, 2012 Pre-Book: January 3, 2012 Length: 98 minutes UPC: 014381755626 Cat#: DBL7556DVD

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