Saturday, April 11, 2009



The Disinformation Company Presents a Starling, Must-See Documentary Offering a Complex Exploration of the Great Threat Currently Facing America: OBESITY

For review copies of KILLER AT LARGE: Why Obsesity is America's Great Threat and for interview requests with the filmmakers, please email

NEW YORK, NY — Anyone wondering what may be the greatest threat facing our nation need not, these days, look any further than their waistlines. Obesity is fast becoming the single greatest killer of Americans, causing some experts to claim that we are on the cusp of an evolutionary disaster. The rates of obesity in the United States are climbing at an alarming pace, with 75 percent of Americans projected to be overweight or obese within a decade. This month, the startling and highly acclaimed, feature-length documentary KILLER AT LARGE uncovers this deadly epidemic, systematically and thoroughly examining its causes and calling for thoughtful solutions to reverse this shocking trend.

When asked what the most pressing issue is in America today, former Surgeon General Richard Carmona responds: "Obesity, because obesity is a terror within. It is destroying our society from within and unless we do something about it, the magnitude of the dilemma will dwarf 9/11 or any other terrorist event that you can point out to me." According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, obesity and its related illnesses cost taxpayers $117 billion in 2002 alone, and are estimated to kill more than 100,000 Americans each year. With many obesity experts declaring, "This may be the first generation of children to have a shorter life expectancy than that of their parents," KILLER AT LARGE provides a sobering perspective on the most pressing health issues of our time.

Why is Brooke, morbidly obese at age 12, receiving liposuction? This award-winning documentary brings to the table the myriad of factors causing the obesity epidemic: diet, exercise, culture, the role of sleep, stress physiology, school lunch programs, lack of government intervention and lethal government subsidies for corn, beef and butter that encourage the production of cheap, processed and fast foods. But KILLER AT LARGE doesn't stop there — this compelling documentary also serves as a call to arms for concerned parents, school districts, elected officials, health professionals, and entire communities to empower themselves in reversing this deadly trend.

KILLER AT LARGE features informative interviews and footage of numerous public figures discussing both the politics and the causes and effects of obesity, including former President Bill Clinton, consumer advocate Ralph Nader, filmmaker Neil LaBute, Senator Tom Harkin, Senator Sam Brownback, Governor Mike Huckabee and bestselling authors Michael Pollan, Chef Ann Cooper, and Dr. Brian Wansink, among many others.

More information, a trailer and stills are available at For review copies please email requests to

The Disinformation Company Ltd. is active in TV production, book publishing and home entertainment. It is most widely recognized for its distribution of opinions and facts not usually covered by the traditional media. Recent DVD exclusives from The Disinformation Company include Michael Moore’s Slacker Uprising, the best-selling Robert Greenwald documentaries Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, and Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War, as well as Robert Baer’s The Cult of the Suicide Bomber.
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KILLER AT LARGE: Why Obsesity is America's Great Threat

Genre: Documentary

Street date: AVAILABLE NOW

Sug. Retail Price: $19.95 (DVD) / $9.99 (iTunes)

Ryko Distribution Catalog #: DIS053

ISBN: 978-1-934708-25-5

UPC: 826262005399

Running Time: 102 mins. + 80 mins. bonus footage

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