Stress takes many forms: a headache, irritability, harsh words. But what if it took a completely unexpected shape? What if the metamorphosis took a bizarre life of its own?
This January 2011, Image Entertainment will release on DVD How to Get Ahead In Advertising, the cult classic from Handmade Films that skewers the advertising industry with wit and without pity. This DVD will be available for an SRP for the DVD of $14.98.
Ad man Dennis Bagley (Richard E. Grant, L.A. Story, Gosford Park, Withnail and I) is slick, cynical and successful. But when Dennis develops a mean case of writer's block during an ad campaign for acne cream, his anxieties escalate until his worries manifest as an evil twin head growing out of his neck. Can Dennis save himself from the demon whispering advice in his ear, or will his mental collapse completely engulf him?
Written and directed by Bruce Robinson (Oscar, BAFTA nominee, The Killing Fields), How To Get Ahead In Advertising attacks the mad world of advertising with eccentric glee. Dennis' job has made him a nervous wreck. Who can he turn to for help: his wife (Rachel Ward, "The Thorn Birds"), his psychiatrist (John Shrapnel, Chemical Wedding, Elizabeth: The Golden Age), or someone, something else?
The perfect New Year's gift for someone wanting to improve his or her business skills in 2011? Well, maybe not, but it's surely a fun flick when you want to unwind from work on the weekend.
How To Get Ahead In Advertising - DVD
Genre: Comedy, 80's, Dark Comedy, Fantasy, United Kingdom
Rating Reason: N/A
Format: Enhanced for 16x9 TVs (1.78.1)
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Street Date: January 11, 2011
Length: 108 minutes