The Road to Wellville FINALLY!!!

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  1. MikeEckman

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    Almost everyone that has ever gone through my Laserdisc collection has never heard of this comedy from the early 90s. I dont remember ever seeing it in theaters, and very few people I know have ever heard of it, but this comedy has an all star cast, with Anthony Hopkins, Dana Carvey, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack, and Bridget Fonda. So, when I read the news over at dvdfile.com that this movie is slated for a September release, I was overjoyed. Considering the obscurity of this film, it will probably be barebones, but even still, I will be very happy to order it (unless its pan&scan).

    Anyways, its a ludicrous comedy about a wellness center from the early 20th late 19th century (its been a while since I've seen it), and it sorta tells a story of how Kellogg's Corn Flakes got popular. I dont know any other way to describe it, other than a witty, ridiculous, yet intelligent, comedy. Highly recommended for anyone whose never seen it!!

    I cant wait!
     
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    Yeah, I have this on laser but haven't watched it in a while. I do remember a particularly funny scene where everyone was taste-testing the corn flakes. LOL! Also Bridget Fonda gets nekkid, which is always a plus [​IMG]
     
  3. MikeEckman

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    Oh, and one more thing, this movie has one of my favorite original poster arts of any movie in my collection. Considering Columbias recent policies of releasing DVDs with godawful looking cover arts (Real Genius), I'm sure they wont use the original poster art for the DVD. I think I'll keep my Laserdisc and frame it, just for this reason. For your viewing pleasure....
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  4. David Lambert

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    Damn, that's a neat movie! My wife will be pleased to know it's coming. Soon after she and I hooked up, we went over to a friend of mine's house for dinner one night, and they had rented this film to watch after. I didn't think I'd like it, but his wife and my future missus persuaded me to give it a try. Needless to say, I enjoyed it!

    Good to hear that it's on-the-way. I hope it's OAR!
     
  5. David Lambert

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    Goddammit!
    It's Fullscreen!! [​IMG]
    • Catalog #09308
    • ISBN #0-7678-9743-9
    • UPC #0-43396-09308-9
    • Order Date: 8/8/02
    • Street Date: 9/10/02
    • Rated: R
    • Running Time: 120
    • MSRP: $24.95
    • Sound: Dolby Stereo
    • Subtitles: English
    • Full Screen: Yes
    • Wide Screen: No
    The source won't be revealed, and I hope to God it's wrong. But I'm 90% sure this is accurate info. If it's wrong it's because it's preliminary (official announce date is 7/1).
    Dammit Dammit Dammit! Another one bites the dust...
     
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    Boy, am I sure as hell glad that I kept all my laserdiscs! So much for an anamorphic upgrade. [​IMG]
     
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    Yep - definitely a 'family film'. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Mostly filmed at one of my favorite spots on Earth, the Mohonk Mountain House. With some of my favorite parts of Bridget peaking out of a milk bath. Glad my LD is in good shape.


    Jim
     
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    What can we do to make sure this is widescreen? Is tehre someone at Columbia we can voice our displeasure to? Is tehre a petition we can sign.

    I have never seen this movie, but I had heard great things about it. I would have bought the DVD sight unseen but not now.
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Looks like I will be holding into my widescreen laserdisc...dammit dammit dammit dammit.........
     
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    This movie was filmed near me. My friend Patricia was in a few scenes and got to meet Hopkins and Bridget Fonda (who she said was the biggest bitch she'd ever met)

    Shes the Redhead making he beds,walks behind Colm Meaney in the barn when theyre at the table and also seen standing on the balcony in a later scene.
     
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    What's worse, is that the films Columbia is releasing P&S in R1, they are releasing in anamorphic widescreen in R2. 84 Charing Cross Road, Perfect and Mo Money are all widescreen in the UK, which begs the question of why Coumbia isn't putting both versions of these films on the R1 DVD if anamorphic transfers exist.
     
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    Hey, I can put that new region-free player to use... [​IMG]
     
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    So you got the Malata?
     
  18. MikeEckman

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    Man, its almost 2am here, and I am still mad about this. Universal was at the top of my list for most hated studio for 2002, but now I think that Columbia might overthrow them. Even though some of Universals first wave of DVD titles were full frame, they've been pretty good about offering widescreen only, or dual versions. Perhaps its only a matter of time before they start doing that. This really blows.
     
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  20. Randall Dorr

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    What the hell's wrong with Columbia?

    As DVD gets more and more mainstream, it's understandable that some studios will release more p&s product, but Columbia, early on, was better than any other studio at having widescreen on one side and p&s on the other. If a film is two and a half or three hours, there probably won't be enough room for both versions (unless it's a DVD-18, which is more difficult to manufacture).

    But:
    The Road to Wellville: 118 min.
    Perfect: 115 min.
    A Midnight Clear: 107 min.
    84 Charing Cross Road: 100 min.

    There's no reason in the world why each of these films can't be a dual sided DVD with both versions. (I remember renting The Portrait of a Lady: it had widescreen and p&s and it was 144 minutes!)
     

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