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Snake and Mongoose On-Line Movie available now!

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New high octane trailer for ‘Snake and Mongoo$e’ premieres on YouTube as preorders become available.

Available for pre-sale orders now, “Snake and Mongoo$e” drives into On Demand and Digital Download March 4, 2014 and on Blu-ray and DVD April 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES – –Entertainment Universe has released a new trailer as the upcoming pay-per-view and DVD release of the racing drama, “Snake & Mongoo$e,” draws near. “We all gotta die someday, Snake… Can’t live your life in fear of that,” says Tom McEwen’s character in the 1:40 long trailer.

Billy F Gibbons, inductee with ZZ Top into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and a well-known car enthusiast said after seeing the film, “It’s one of the most authentic and moving — in every sense — racing films ever made.”

View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz4qJ7Cpnf4

Racing and movie enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting the nationwide release of the feature film “Snake & Mongoo$e”. The film, which had a limited release in 20 cities in the summer and fall of 2013, will be available for digital download on as well as On Demand by select cable providers on March 4th. It will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on April 8 through major retailers.

Premiering in select theaters, with a series of star-studded events that crossed the nation and included stops in Reno, Detroit, Indianapolis and Los Angeles, the turbocharged film riveted audiences with an eye-opening look at the birth of drag racing’s popularity and the partnership with Mattel that launched a phenomenon.

“Snake & Mongoo$e” continued to leave its mark on today’s automotive world when it was screened at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January, becoming the first film ever screened in the legendary automotive event’s 43 year history.

“Snake & Mongoo$e,” the incredible true story of the greatest rivalry and friendship in drag racing history, pits Don “The Snake” Prudhomme (Jesse Williams of LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, “Grey’s Anatomy”) against his longtime friend and on-the-track nemesis Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen (Richard Blake of Dragonball: Evolution). From the fiery days of early speedways through the explosive peak of their popularity, these are the triumphs and tragedies behind the legendary races and Hot Wheels partnership that created a global phenomenon. Ashley Hinshaw (CHRONICLE), Kim Shaw (She’s Out of My League), Fred Dryer (“Hunter”), Ian Ziering (SHARKNADO), Tim Blake Nelson (O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?) and Noah Wyle (“ER,” “Falling Skies”) co-star in this nitro-burning drama of the two men who battled business and each other to change motorsports forever.

Featuring a soundtrack that includes some of the most notable artists and anthems of the time, including Elvis Presley’s “Spinout”, “Snake & Mongoo$e” perfectly captures an iconic era while dropping viewers into the heart of the 1960s and 1970s.

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At NHRA/Holley Hot Rod Reunion…Quarter Mile Foundation adds 16 interviews

The NHRA/Holley Hot Rod Reunion (June 14-16) at Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Beech Bend Raceway provided an excellent location to secure interviews for the Quarter Mile Foundation’s “PROJECT 1320” documentary which chronicles the early days of drag racing, and the performance aftermarket.

A total of 16 new interviews were conducted at the track during the three day event celebrating the legendary stars and the cars which made them famous.

The interviewees were:

  • Paul “Hutch” Hutchins
  • Ron Leek
  • Randy Walls
  • Charles “Boogie” Scott
  • Gloria Gibbs
  • Tom Hoover
  • Bennie Osborne
  • Bob Bilbow & Bill Klein
  • Frank Hawley
  • Danny Porche
  • Larry Dixon Sr.
  • Nancy Leonello (with Barb Hamilton)
  • Dean Weasner
  • Terry Lorge

Following these interviews, the Foundation now has secured 163 interviews for the PROJECT 1320 documentary film series.

The next event where the Foundation will be gathering interviews is the 11th Annual York Reunion & Nostalgia Nationals, July 13th & 14th in York, Pa. Interviews with legends such as Arlen “Akron” Vanke, Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick, Judy “Miss Mighty Mopar” Lilly,Francis Butler and more will be conducted.  The Foundation will also film during the NHRA-MAC Tools U.S. Nationals over the Labor Day weekend.