Around the Bend: On February 22, Around The Bend debuts on DVD and video from Warner Home Video (WHV). This heartwarming critically-acclaimed film showcases a superlative cast including two-time Academy Award®-winner Michael Caine (Cider House Rules, The Quiet American), Academy Award®-winner Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can, The Stepford Wives) and Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama, A Beautiful Mind). Around The Bend, a Warner Independent Pictures film from first time director Jordan Roberts, will be released on DVD with special features including a director commentary, deleted scenes and a making-of featurette!

Around the Bend captured critical acclaim winning the Best Actor Award (Christopher Walken) and the Jury Award at the 2004 Montréal World Film Festival and Best Feature Film at the 2004 San Diego Film Festival.

Around The Bend will be available on DVD for $27.95 SRP/19.95 MAP in widescreen DVD format. The VHS will be priced for rental.

SYNOPSIS

Michel Therrien, Le Journal de Montreal Four generations of Lair-family men are sharing a reunion of sorts at a fast-food restaurant. "Nice, happy, normal family," great-grandpa Henry says between bites of fried chicken. But Henry really knows "normal" missed the off ramp a long way back.

Henry also knows that a life of bad choices can be made right - one joy, one sorrow, one forgiveness at a time - and he has a quirky plan to make it happen. Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas,

Michael Caine and Jonah Bobo are the Lairs in this funny, heartwarming road-trip movie that hopscotches the Southwestern U.S. Laughs, understanding, redemption: the Lairs find them off the beaten path...and Around the Bend.

DVD ELEMENTS

The DVD release of Around The Bend will include the following special features:

Commentary by Director / Writer Jordan Roberts

"It's A Good Day" The Making of Around the Bend

Deleted Scenes

BASICS

DVD – $27.95 SRP/ $19.95 MAP

VHS – Available for rental pricing.

Street Date: February 22, 2005

Languages: English

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Running time: 83 minutes

Rating: R (for language)

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Brian B.