MPI, Severin Films Ink Home-Entertainment Deal

The 1972 zombie-bikers romp 'Psychomania' is scheduled to hit stores Tuesday as an initial release under the agreement.

MPI Media Group has secured North American home-entertainment rights to the Severin Films catalog.

As many as a dozen releases are expected a year under the deal, which targets DVD and digital distribution. The 1972 zombie-bikers romp Psychomania is scheduled to hit stores Tuesday as an initial release under the agreement.

Subsequent releases include the 1989 horror pic Santa Sangre, which never has been released on DVD in North America.

"Severin Films has demonstrated remarkable taste and tenacity in finding unreleased gems," MPI senior vp Greg Newman said.

Added Severin COO Carl Daft, "MPI has proved over many years to be a skilled and innovative producer and distributor."

Founded in 1976 and based in New York, MPI Media brands its releases under the labels MPI Home Video and Dark Sky Films.

Four-year-old Severin is based in Los Angeles.

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