National Lampoon, Inc. has agreed to an output deal for eight feature films with Russian distributor, Lizard Cinema Trade.
National Lampoon has recently signed multi-picture distribution deals for Canada with Equinoxe, Australia with Force Entertainment, the Middle East with Front Row and Germany, Spain, Italy, and Eastern Europe with Beta Film.
Under terms of the deal Lizard has acquired theatrical, home video and broadcast distribution rights to eight National Lampoon titles across Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Titles include “National Lampoon’s Bagboy”, the first title to be produced in-house by National Lampoon in the company’s history, and additional original National Lampoon titles “National Lampoon’s Ratko” and “National Lampoon’s 301”.
National Lampoon will release up to twelve titles per year comprised of four original movies and up to eight acquisitions. Distribution will be handled independently by National Lampoon, with some titles having broader distribution in partnership with major studios. Recent and upcoming theatrical releases from National Lampoon include "National Lampoon presents The Beach Party At The Threshold Of Hell" and Les Claypool's directorial debut "National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo", "National Lampoon's Bagboy" to be released Spring 2008, and “National Lampoon’s Jakes Booty Call”, slated for video release February 2008.