"Sep 22, 2005 09:00 Image Entertainment Secures Worldwide Rights to ``Gigantour''; Image to Produce and Distribute DVD and CD from the Year's Hottest Heavy Metal Concert Tour CHATSWORTH, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Sept. 22, 2005 Image Entertainment, Inc. (NasdaqISK), a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, today announced it has secured worldwide DVD, CD and broadcast rights to Gigantour, one of the most successful heavy metal concert tours of 2005. Gigantour kicked-off on July 21 in Fresno, Calif., and hit 39 cities in the U.S. and Canada and ended on September 11 in Portland, Ore. The tour was a seven-week festival trek co-headlined by Megadeth and Dream Theater, featuring Anthrax, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan, Nevermore, Life of Agony, Symphony X, Dry Kill Logic and Bobaflex. Several of the bands performed only at specified cities on the schedule. The tour was the brainchild of Megadeth frontman/guitarist Dave Mustaine, who handpicked the bands for the tour. "Gigantour is one of the most significant heavy metal events in recent years," said Barry Gordon, senior vice president of worldwide programming of Image Entertainment. "All of these bands have great appeal to the progressive metal crowd, which will give the DVD and CD a tremendous reception at retail." The DVD and CD will feature highlights from several concert stops, with the DVD also including exclusive backstage video footage. Both are scheduled for release the first half of 2006. "There are a few very successful tours out each summer and in order to be significant, I knew the first Gigantour had to make an impact with top bands like Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan and Nevermore," said Dave Mustaine. "I wanted to put together a festival that consisted of positive bands that play heavy music in a high energy environment."