DEJ Productions

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In early 1998, video rental chain Blockbuster launched its home video feature film subsidiary, Third Row Center Films and a label Two Left Shoes Films, dedicated to releasing original television movies on videocassette exclusively at Blockbuster rental stores, mostly from Showtime, which at that time, a sister of Blockbuster, owned by Viacom.

In mid 1998, Third Row Center was regrouped as DEJ Productions (which is short for the three executives of Blockbuster, Dean Wilson, Ed Stead and John Antioco) and Third Row Center became a label, and also, a new label, Square Dog Pictures was added. This was followed by a year later by the launch of new labels Story Garden Productions and Walking Man Films. The company made some massive successes with The Runner, and The Boondock Saints, all of them were profitable on Blockbuster rentals.

In 2000, the company launched new labels Ambrosia Productions and CityHeat Productions. The company soon entered DVD production. In 2002, all the labels were dropped and all releases used the DEJ Productions name. The company soon licensed its titles to a variety of distributors for retail release, most notably Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment and First Look Home Entertainment.

In 2005, DEJ was sold to First Look Studios, and a year later, it was folded into First Look Home Entertainment.



Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released Format Note(s)
N/A Still Breathing USA 1997 110 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color 1998 VHS
N/A Color of Justice USA 1997 91 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color 1998 VHS
N/A Human Cargo USA 1997 108 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color 1998 VHS
N/A Lolita USA 1997 137 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color 1998 VHS
N/A Girls Night USA 1997 120 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color 1998 VHS
N/A Doom Runners USA 1998 87 min TBD NR TBD 1 N/A Color 1998 VHS










  • The company was known to duplicate their tapes at quite a few companies. Here are some of the companies that served DEJ Productions (a few have yet to be identified):