Anchorman: The Ultimate Ron Burgundy 2-Pack

Anchorman: The Ultimate Ron Burgundy 2-Pack

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Director: Adam McKay

Cast: Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd

     
 
If you loved Anchorman, or even if you thought it wasn't completely the laugh-riot that you thought your Will Ferrell-lovin' bones deserved, then you need to give the two-pack DVD set with the all-new adventure, Wake-Up Ron Burgundy a chance. One look at the new flick and you'll see just how much footage was cut from the theatrical print; how else could

Overview

If you loved Anchorman, or even if you thought it wasn't completely the laugh-riot that you thought your Will Ferrell-lovin' bones deserved, then you need to give the two-pack DVD set with the all-new adventure, Wake-Up Ron Burgundy a chance. One look at the new flick and you'll see just how much footage was cut from the theatrical print; how else could you explain the creation of an entirely new 90-minute feature made solely from deleted footage? What's amazing is that not only does all of it gel into a movie with a beginning, middle, and end, but it has a completely different plot and is almost just as funny as Anchorman. Wake-Up Ron Burgundy does feature some moments that simply fall-flat, but so did the original movie. In fact, with some gratuitous editing, you'd probably get a best-of flick that wouldn't make a lick of sense, but would no-doubt have you laughing on the floor from beginning to end. It's sad that most people won't catch this little extra film, since no one should miss his new spin-off investigative news show "Rip the Lid Off of It" or the downright bizarre cannibal scene near the end. Worth watching for fun or just for sheer curiosity sake, Wake-Up Ron Burgundy is a hilarious one-of-a-kind pseudo-sequel, and for that and many more other reasons (like Steve Carell's burrito scene), it demands attention. Extras on the Wake-Up Ron Burgundy disc include over 30-minutes of deleted scenes and outtakes, along with auditions, rehearsals, and so much more added footage that it's hard to know where to begin. Packaged with the extra disc is the widescreen Anchorman: Unrated, Uncut and Uncalled For edition, featuring the movie plus over 60-minutes of outrageous bonus features that add up to make a virtual Ron Burgundy overdose of goodness. Of the multiple DVD versions that spawned from Anchorman, this set gets the highest recommendation to anyone who's looking to add the film into their DVD collection.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
To some people, Will Ferrell remains an acquired taste: Success in skit-comedy TV shows doesn't necessarily guarantee big-screen stardom. There are those who believe Ferrell is strictly a supporting actor and not a leading man, Elf notwithstanding. Anchorman -- one of 2004's goofiest and most entertaining comedies -- soundly refutes that notion. Set in the 1970s, when women's liberation and the sexual revolution turned the culture topsy-turvy, Anchorman chronicles the misadventures of Ron Burgundy (guess who), a clueless, misogynistic TV newsreader. Ron is the toast of San Diego, adored by women and admired by men, his Neanderthal attitudes notwithstanding. But he's about to get real competition from an ambitious female reporter (Christina Applegate) determined to become the station's first woman anchor -- even if it means undermining Burgundy by means both fair and foul. Anchorman would not have been such a giddy delight had writer/director Adam McKay (head writer on Saturday Night Live during Ferrell's tenure there) simply fallen back on tired battle-of-the-sexes tropes. In fact, the film's best bits involve comedy that verges on the absurd. Ferrell's Burgundy is a walking caricature, although he seems practically normal compared to the bizarre yes-men played by Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and especially Steve Carell, who is sidesplitting as dim-bulb weatherman Brick Tamland. Vince Vaughn adds to the general hilarity as a competing channel's anchor, while Luke Wilson, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Tim Robbins, and many other familiar faces pop up in effective cameos. The Ferrell-McKay screenplay is peppered with snappy one-liners and pop-culture references, and while nobody will ever confuse Anchorman for sophisticated humor, this movie can be counted upon to put a smile on the viewer's face and keep it there.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/28/2004
UPC:
0678149400021
Rating:
NR
Source:
Dreamworks Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
3:10:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy:; Over 35 minutes of hilarious bloopers and deleted scenes; Ron Burgundy's unforgettable interviews at the MTV Movie Awards; Ron Burgundy's ESPN audition; An interview with Ron Burgundy courtesy of the Museum of Television and Radio; An almost uncensored commentary with Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay; The Making of Anchorman; Afternoon Delight music video; ; Anchorman: Wake-Up Ron Burgundy:; Over 30 minutes of hilarious deleted scenes and outtakes; Cast auditions and rehearsals; Ron Burgundy's award speech; Ron Burgundy's MTV Movie Award interviews with Jim Caviezel and Burt Reynolds

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
1. Meet Ron Burgundy [3:41]
2. Channel 4 News Team [2:07]
3. Pool Party [5:32]
4. Man's Best Friend [1:38]
5. Who's That Lady? [4:31]
6. Numero 2 [3:00]
7. Taking a Run at the New Girl [4:36]
8. 2 Tickets to the Gun Show [6:03]
9. The Jazz Flute [5:21]
10. Pleasure Town [2:20]
11. The Definition of Love [4:43]
12. Breaking Up With the News Team [4:53]
13. The Bad Man Punts Baxter [3:43]
14. Veronica's Big Break [8:21]
15. Anchorman Rumble [6:08]
16. Bad Hair [3:09]
17. Ron Gets Canned [3:38]
18. The Downward Spiral [9:49]
19. Bear Fight [9:12]
20. End Credits [4:45]

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funniest movie ever!