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CTHV Press Release: "The Road to Wellville"


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#1 of 10 Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 03 2002 - 07:59 AM

Oscar Winner Anthony Hopkins and
Tony Winner Matthew Broderick Star in

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THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE
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Premiering Sept. 10 on DVD

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Culver City, Calif. (July 1, 2002) -The unbelievably odd world of
health-craze huckster and Corn Flakes inventor John Harvey Kellogg comes
to life with the talents of Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins ("The Silence
of the Lambs") and two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick ("Brighton
Beach Memoirs," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying") in
THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE. The comedy from director Alan Parker makes its
first-ever appearance on DVD Sept. 10 from Columbia TriStar Home
Entertainment.
Written by Parker (director of "Mississippi Burning" and the
Oscar-winning "Midnight Express") from the novel by T. Coraghessan
Boyle, THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE features an all-star cast led by Hopkins
and including Dana Carvey ("The Master of Disguise"), John Cusack
("America's Sweethearts") and Lara Flynn Boyle ("Men in Black II").
They all populate the more-than-slightly crazy Battle Creek
Sanitarium, a combination spa-hospital-and-grand-hotel that is the
brainchild of the wacky Kellogg. Into the fray come the sweet-spirited
Eleanor, played by Bridget Fonda ("Single White Female"), and her
devoted husband Will (Broderick). What they don't realize is that their
efforts to improve their health will become a comedic nightmare of
ill-timed sexual temptations, mechanical contraptions that would put
Rube Goldberg to shame, and highly questionable dietary "breakthroughs."
THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE: Columbia Pictures and Beacon Present a Dirty
Hands Production. Also starring Michael Lerner. Executive Producers Rom
Rosenberg and Marc Abraham. Produced by Alan Parker, Armyan Bernstein
and Robert F. Colesberry. Written and Directed by Alan Parker.

THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE DVD FEATURES
* Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
* Remastered in High Definition
* Full Screen Presentation
* Audio: English (Dolby Surround)
* Subtitles: English
* Bonus Trailers
* Scene Selections
* Interactive Menus
MPAA Rating: R (for sex-related humor) / Price: $24.95
Original Theatrical Release: 1994
Color / Closed Captioned / 120 minutes
DVD #09308 / UPC Code: 0-43396-09308-9

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#2 of 10 Dave_P.

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Posted July 03 2002 - 08:24 AM

And the Pan & Scan downward spiral coninues. Glad I have the LBX laserdisc already.

#3 of 10 David Lambert

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Posted July 03 2002 - 08:56 AM

As I predicted. Posted Image
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...Want to see your favorite show on DVD?

#4 of 10 Larry Schneider

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Posted July 03 2002 - 09:21 AM

I won't buy it.

#5 of 10 Jodee

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Posted July 03 2002 - 09:59 AM

It was so nice of them to "digitally master" half the picture for us.

#6 of 10 Rain

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Posted July 03 2002 - 11:11 AM

What the hell is going through the minds of the people at Columbia TriStar?

Really, I want to know. I'm dying of curiousity here.

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#7 of 10 Sarah S

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Posted July 03 2002 - 11:20 AM

I'll just add this to my list of titles to check to see if it's available in OAR abroad. Posted Image
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#8 of 10 Jesse Skeen

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Posted July 03 2002 - 11:40 AM

This disc isn't going in THAT end!
Home video oddities, old commercials and other junk: http://www.youtube.com/user/eyeh8nbc

#9 of 10 JohnS

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Posted July 03 2002 - 11:54 AM

LOST A SALE!!

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#10 of 10 Esten

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Posted July 03 2002 - 11:59 AM

$24.95 for a pan&scan DVD.

I have only one thing to say about that.... FUCK!Posted Image