Your time has come... to help Ballyhoo Motion Pictures transform "CELLULOID WIZARDS IN THE VIDEO WASTELAND" into the most comprehensive documentary on the subject. We are currently searching for 35mm film trailers of Empire releases (as well as pre-Empire Charles Band Productions), behind the scenes stills, Empire promotional materials and collectables. Your assistance will be rewarded! 

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​​​​Mandroids! Mercenaries! Monsters! Ballyhoo Motion Pictures thanks you for your support! You have helped us bring the epic story of Empire Pictures to the BIG screen! Now, join Award-winning documentary filmmaker Daniel Griffith as he unlocks the secrets behind the most ambitious independent film studio of the 1980's! Follow his PRODUCTION DIARY for updates regarding additional interviews, rare film & video discoveries, and more! Also, stay tuned for news concerning EXCLUSIVE Empire Pictures merchandise and collectables, including t-shirts, button sets, posters, autographed vintage promotional materials, and more! Be sure to follow our official FACEBOOK page for updates during this exciting production!

THE OFFICIAL "KICKSTARTER" CAMPAIGN WAS A SUCCESS!!!

Ballyhoo Motion Pictures has joined forces with Full Moon Entertainment to produce all-new, EXCLUSIVE featurettes for future blu-rays of Empire Pictures and Full Moon titles. The first two releases are the special editions of "TOURIST TRAP" and "TRANCERS". For "TRANCERS", filmmaker Daniel Griffith produced the documentary short, "CYBERCRIME: THE MAKING OF TRANCERS", which includes NEW interviews director Charles Band, screenwriters Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo, and star Tim Thomerson! Visit Full Moon for more info!

ATTENTION FILM COLLECTORS AND EMPIRE FANS!

Ballyhoo Motion Pictures just added 16 more interviews to the cast,  including actor JEFFREY COMBS ("RE-ANNIMATOR" and "FROM BEYOND"), actress DIANE FRANKLIN ("TERRORVISION"), actress DENISE CROSBY ("ELIMINATORS"), actor/director LUCA BERCOVICI ("PARASITE" and "GHOULIES") and actor TONY TODD ("ENEMY TERRITORY")!

UPDATE: EMPIRE DOCUMENTARY CASTING NEWS!!!

The "TRANCERS" teaser trailer and TV spot has finally been discovered! The teaser trailer was specifically produced in 1984 to roll-out the theatrical release of "THE TERMINATOR". This ultra-rare Teaser Trailer was hidden away on an archival promo reel originally used at the International Film Market in the mid-eighties. Stories regarding the additional scenes filmed exclusively for this teaser, as well as behind the scenes photos, will accompany the actual footage itself within the Empire Pictures documentary. 

DETH IS BACK ON BLU!

ORIGINAL "TRANCERS" TEASER TRAILER... FOUND!