Last Smith film on DVD in May

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Anna Nicole Smith's last movie, "Illegal Aliens," will be released on DVD in May. MTI Home Video, the independent DVD distributor that is releasing the film, said Tuesday that it is not capitalizing on the tabloid queen's recent death.

"Prior to her unfortunate death, the film was already announced and being sold to key retail accounts, and a May 2007 release was slated," MTI spokesman Ed Baran said.

Baran said the film's DVD release already has been delayed once, when Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died. Daniel Smith had served as associate producer of "Aliens," Baran said. When he died, production company Edgewood Studios, MTI and Smith "held off the release … and were planning to dedicate the film to him this May."

A publicity campaign with Anna was planned as well. "We were working with her and her people on PR literally a week before she died," Baran said.

"Aliens" is a sci-fi comedy about three aliens who morph into attractive young women on a mission to save Earth from intergalactic forces of evil. Guided by a holographic mentor, the girls — led by Smith — go through all sorts of campy adventures but ultimately succeed.

A trailer of the film is available at www.edgewoodstudios.com.

"Aliens" was directed by David Giancola from Edgewood Studios and stars Smith, Joanie Laurer (former WWE wrestler Chyna), Lenise Soren ("Eve," "Nightmare") and Gladys Jimenez (TV's "Tremors," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless").

The DVD comes with filmmaker commentary, a making-of documentary, deleted scenes and bloopers.
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