END OF THE ROAD

One of the great underground films of the 1960s is now available on DVD:
"Lost Film" co-written and co-produced by Terry Southern


“What's happening at the subterranean levels of ‘End of the Road’ may be something you'll have to discover for yourself. For me, the strength and horror of the film came in its merging madness with the normal world.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, August 28, 1970

'END OF THE ROAD'
THE CONTROVERSIAL ART-HOUSE FILM THAT SHOCKED AUDIENCES


TO DEBUT ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME SEPTEMBER 18
FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

Featuring an All-New Documentary
Produced and Directed by Steven Soderbergh

BURBANK, Calif., July 23, 2012 – Directed by innovative auteur Aram Avakian (Cops and Robbers, Jazz on a Summer's Day, 11 Harrowhouse) and co-written by Dennis McGuire (Shoot It Black, Shoot It Blue), Terry Southern (Dr. Strangelove, Barbarella, Easy Rider), and
Aram Avakian
, End of the Road makes its long-awaited debut on DVD September 18 from Warner Home Video.

Produced by Terry Southern and Stephen F. Kesten and adapted from the John Barth novel, End of the Road resonated with fans of the counter-culture movement and was viewed as shocking, powerful and controversial at the time of its release. A groundbreaking art-house film with strong anti-establishment sensibilities, the DVD release of End of the Road will include an all-new special feature produced and directed by Steven Soderbergh, which tells the compelling story of how this brutally honest film was made, the obstacles it overcame, and its lasting impact. The DVD will have a suggested retail price of $19.97 and orders are due August 14.

End of the Road features the talents of Stacy Keach (Fat City by John Huston, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter), Harris Yulin (Training Day, Rush Hour 2), Dorothy Tristan (Klute, Scarecrow) and James Earl Jones (Dr. Strangelove, Star Wars franchise). It was also the first film for legendary cinematographer Gordon Willis (The Godfather, All The Presidents Men) and features an original soundtrack composed by Teo Macero, J.S. Bach and P.I. Tchaikowsky and supervised by George Avakian.


SYNOPSIS


End of the Road is an indictment of the upcoming 'me' generation and also a philosophical questioning of the notion of succeeding and even participating in a society that is so violent. After graduating from an Ivy-League school, Jacob Horner (Stacy Keach) is seen standing at a New England train station, waiting on a platform—in a catatonic state. He stands there for days without moving—like a human sculpture—an installation of broken promise. Doctor D (James Earl Jones) discovers him and takes him back to "the farm of psychic remobilization." After being ‘cured,’ Horner takes a job as an English lecturer at a nearby college and begins a catastrophic affair with the wife of colleague, Rennie (Dorothy Tristan). The film becomes an exploration into Jacob Horner's limits and values, in the face of all he thought he had, which crumbles before him under the existential questioning of the powerful Doctor D and the tragic demise of Rennie.


DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

An Amazing Time

A conversation about End of the Road:
An all-new documentary by Steven Soderbergh featuring in-depth interviews with the extraordinary creative team that brought this film to life, as well as their surviving family members.


END OF THE ROAD

DVD
Run Time: 110:00 mins
MPAA Rating: R
U.S. Street Date: September 18, 2012
Order Due Date: August 14, 2012
UPC / CAT #: 1000175190 / 883929165957
SRP: $19.97
Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.

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