Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Paramount Home Media Distribution Provides Extra Jokes On Apr. 1 With Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Apr. 1, yes it is April Fools’ Day, but in the case of Paramount Home Media’s home entertainment release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues they are not joking or playing pranks when they say that there will be more jokes — 763 to be exact — than were seen in the original PG-13 rated theatrical release.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains both viewing options — the original theatrical cut and a “super-size R-rated version.”   There will also be a stand-alone DVD edition of the theatrical cut (PG-13 rated).

There are over 90 minutes of deleted and alternate takes, outtakes, 2 gag reels, audition tapes, five featurettes — “Newsroom,” “RV,” “News Fight,” “Baxter & Doby” and “Anchorman 2: The Musical” — and commentary on the unrated version featuring writer/director Adam McKay, actors Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner and producer Judd Apatow.   

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
All of these bonus goodies are exclusive to the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.
Kudos to Will Ferrell who promoted this comedy — in character as Ron Burgundy — for months on end in the lead up to the film’s launch.    

His work paid off handsomely with $124.8 million in domestic ticket sales — exceeding the results of the first film, which pulled in $90.6 million.   

To download this week's complete edition of the DVD and Blu-ray Release Report:  DVD & Blu-ray Release Report

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