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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


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
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.

* 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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#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



#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