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IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH CABIN FEVER HOME VIDEO

 Award-Winning "Lonesome Dove" Among First Laserdisc Releases
 CHATSWORTH, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Image Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: DISK) one of the largest licensees and distributors of programming on laserdisc in the United States, today announced the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement with Cabin Fever Home Video.
 As part of the agreement, Image will release "Lonesome Dove," the winner of seven Emmy Awards, on laserdisc Oct. 6. Hailed as a masterpiece by critics and audiences alike, the Western stars Academy Award-winners Robert Duvall and Anjelica Huston, and was one of the highest-rated mini-series in television history.
 Tom Molito, Cabin Fever president, commenting on the titles 1.5 million-unit videocassette sales, a record for a television movie, stated, "We are very excited that "Lonesome Dove" is being made available to the laserdisc market. We feel that "Lonesome Dove" is this generation's "Gone With The Wind" and "Casablanca." Cabin Fever is proud to be associated with Image Entertainment and couldn't think of a better partner to bring "Lonesome Dove" into even more American homes."
 Martin W. Greenwald, Image's chairman and chief executive officer, expressed great enthusiasm over the agreement, and stated, "I am very happy to have the opportunity to make Cabin Fever's sought-after programming available on laserdisc. Demand for "Lonesome Dove" on laserdisc began immediately with the program's initial release on videocassette, and we are confident that the title will be among our biggest sellers in the third quarter."
 Image Entertainment Inc. is one of the largest licensees and distributors of programming on laserdisc in the United States, with an estimated 35 percent share of the domestic laserdisc market and the most extensive library of titles available in the industry. Image has exclusive licensing and distribution agreements with some of the most important suppliers of movies, music videos and specialty programming, including Disney's Buena Vista Home Video, FoxVideo, New Line Home Video, The Voyager Co., Orion Home Video, Playboy Home Video and Turner Home Video. The company's common stock trades on the NASDAQ National Market System (Symbol: DISK)
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 /CONTACT: Cheryl Lee, chief administrative officer & general counsel of Image Entertainment, 818-407-9100, ext. 256/
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