USHV Press Release: "Beethoven's 5th"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator

    Jul 3, 1997
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    Ronald Epstein
    America's Favorite St. Bernard Is Back Onto The Screen In The Video Premiere of

    Beethoven's 5th

    Co-Starring Five-Time Emmy Winner John Larroquette and Five-Time Emmy and 2-Time
    Golden Globe Nominee Faith Ford

    The DVD & VHS Debuts on December 2, 2003

    Universal City, California, November, 4, 2003-America's favorite St. Bernard is
    back for a hilarious, all-new adventure in the eagerly awaited video premiere of
    Beethoven's 5th. With a phenomenal cast of top comedy talent including five-time
    Emmy winner John Larroquette (Night Court, Happy Family), Emmy winner Dave
    Thomas (Brother Bear, SCTV), five-time Emmy nominee Faith Ford (Murphy Brown,
    Hope & Faith) and Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan), this fun-packed newest entry
    in the enormously popular Beethoven series scampers onto DVD and VHS on December
    2, 2003, from Universal Studios Home Video. The DVD is priced to own at $24.98
    SRP ($19.95 MAP). The video is priced at $19.98 SRP ($13.95 MAP) and has an
    order close of October 28, 2003.

    Arriving just in time for the peak holiday shopping season, Beethoven's latest
    and most outrageous adventure yet will offer parents a fresh and terrific
    stocking stuffer. The DVD will give kids a backstage pass thanks to special
    bonus features that include bloopers, cast interviews, director's commentary and
    other behind-the-scenes footage. Also this December, the Beethoven franchise
    offers four great films on VHS and DVD at incredibly low prices. The videos of
    Beethoven 1-3 are priced at $9.98 (SRP) and the DVDs are priced at $19.98 (SRP).

    In a special offer, consumers that buy any Beethoven and any Land Before Time
    video or DVD, will save $5.00 (by mail).


    Beethoven's 5th is the hilarious all-new adventure starring America's favorite
    lovable dog and an all-star cast including 5 time Emmy Winner John Larroquette,
    Emmy Nominee Faith Ford, Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) and Emmy Winner Dave
    Thomas. While exploring his new surroundings, Beethoven "digs up" a dirty Andrew
    Jackson $10 bill. When it turns out that the $10 bill is part of a 1920's
    fortune, gold fever strikes Cedar Woods and the race is on to find the long lost
    loot. Suddenly everybody wants to be Beethoven's best friend, hoping he'll lead
    them to the cash... but none of them are prepared for what is really hiding in
    the woods. Beethoven is back bringing laughs and surprises that will have the
    entire family begging for more.

    Beethoven's 5th Marketing Support

    Beethoven's 5th will be backed by a robust marketing campaign that will generate
    sizeable consumer impressions. In November and December, an entertaining
    in-theater Beethoven's 5th trailer will run in Regal Theaters before all "G" and
    "PG" rated films, including Universal Pictures' Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat.

    Excitement among parents will be created on the internet with a contest offering
    winners a Beethoven collection on video or DVD; Beethoven's 5th will also be
    promoted in trailers on videos and DVDs of The Land Before Time X: The Great
    Longneck Migration, and Babe.

    The website is

    Director: Mark Griffiths
    Screenwriter: Elana Lesser & Cliff Ruby
    Producers: Mike Elliot
    Director of Photography: Christopher Baffa
    Production Designer: Anthony Tremblay
    Editor: John Gilbert
    Music: Adam Berry
    Costume Designer: Jennifer Soulages
    Cast: John Larroquette, Dave Thomas, Daveigh Chase, Faith Ford, Kathy Griffin,
    Tom Poston, Katherine Helmond, Clint Howard, and Stanley the dog

    Street Date: December 2, 2003
    Selection Number: 23092
    Running Time: 90 Minutes
    Rating: Not Rated
    Pricing: $24.98 S.R.P., $19.95 M.A.P.
    Bonus Material: Beethoven bloopers, cast interviews, director's commentary,
    behind-the-scenes footage
    Language / Audio: English
  2. Haden

    Haden Supporting Actor

    Dec 4, 2001
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    They're still making these? Ugh.
  3. Dan Rudolph

    Dan Rudolph Producer

    Dec 30, 2002
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    Pretty soon, they'll run out of symphonies to name them after.
  4. Richard Gilmore

    Richard Gilmore Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 4, 2003
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    The sacrilege....
  5. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

    Dec 4, 2001
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    Wasn't one Beethoven good enough? [​IMG] .....why can't Universal use the money that they budget for this direct-to-video crap to improve the quality control of their DVDs? The mind boggles.[​IMG]
  6. Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter Supporting Actor

    Jan 10, 2002
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    Kathy Griffin? I am so buying this one!
  7. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

    Mar 24, 1999
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    Oh boy! Oh boy! Another one! I can't wait!

    Does this make it a pentology?


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