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Overview

Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, and Will Arnett headline this high-concept comedy concerning two male figure-skating rivals aching to compete despite having been banned from the sport. Their medals stripped after getting into a highly publicized fight at the World Championships, star figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels Ferrell and Jimmy MacElroy Heder are barred from ever competing in the sport again. Upon discovering a loophole that will allow them to perform together in the pairs figure skating category, the two ...
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Overview

Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, and Will Arnett headline this high-concept comedy concerning two male figure-skating rivals aching to compete despite having been banned from the sport. Their medals stripped after getting into a highly publicized fight at the World Championships, star figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels Ferrell and Jimmy MacElroy Heder are barred from ever competing in the sport again. Upon discovering a loophole that will allow them to perform together in the pairs figure skating category, the two athletes determine to put their differences aside in order to pursue their gold medal aspirations. Amy Poehler, Jenna Fischer, Craig T. Nelson, and Rob Corddry co-star.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes; Gag reel; Alternate takes; Behind-the-scenes featurettes; And much more!
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Editorial Reviews

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Blades of Glory may well be the Will Ferrell movie for people who don't like Will Ferrell movies. It's hard to believe, since an outlandish sports comedy where the SNL vet plays a slovenly egomaniac probably sounds like the quintessential Ferrell flick. But where movies like Anchorman and Talladega Nights -- and even non-Ferrell sports comedies like Dodgeball -- depend on comedian improvisation, and on scenes in the script that delve into the truly bizarre, Blades of Glory actually sticks fairly rigidly to its story. This has its benefits; Ferrell rarely indulges in his usual uncontrollable rants, and while he may be treading on fairly well-worn territory with his character, it's a persona that works well for him. Likewise, Jon Heder finds success in a role that's quite the opposite of Napoleon Dynamite, playing a dainty and elegant figure skater with a mane of blonde, Leif Garrett-like curls though you'll catch him slipping into the Dynamite voice here and there, like a suppressed foreign accent. Unfortunately, while these concessions may tone down the elements that don't agree with non-fans of the cast, they also rob the movie of what many viewers are looking for. Co-stars Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are surely capable of extreme hilarity as an uncomfortably close rival brother-sister skating team, but the script provides them little dialogue besides words to further the plot, and we're even cheated out of seeing the entirety of their skating routine as Marilyn Monroe and JFK. The Office's Jenna Fischer is as adorable onscreen as ever, but she's given little opportunity to utilize her great comic timing though we're offered the consolation prize of seeing her in a bustier. There are plenty of funny moments, most of them dependent on the homoeroticism of male-male pairs skating -- which you can't really claim you didn't see coming. There are also, somewhat surprisingly, a number of skating in-jokes; pretty much every prominent American skater from the past 30 years makes an appearance, and you might notice that the secret, experimental move in Ferrell and Heder's routine is the exact same one from 1992's The Cutting Edge -- though it's much more impressive here, where we're given shady footage of it, previously only being legal in North Korea. In the end, Blades of Glory has what its target audience is looking for, it just doesn't have a lot of it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • UPC: 097361179827
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dreamworks Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 84,618

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Ferrell Chazz Michael Michaels
Jon Heder Jimmy MacElroy
Will Arnett Stranz Van Waldenberg
Amy Poehler Fairchild Van Waldenberg
Jenna Fischer Katie Van Waldenberg
Craig T. Nelson Coach
Romany Malco Jesse
Nick Swardson Hector
Rob Corddry Bryce
William Fichtner Darren MacElroy
Scott Hamilton Sports Anchor
Andy Richter Mountie
Greg Lindsay Mountie
Nick Jameson PA Announcer
Tom Virtue Floor Manager
Ben Wilson Fox
William Daniels Commissioner Ebbers
Zachary Ferren Young Jimmy
Rémy Girard Father St. Pierre
Steven M. Gagnon Rink Official World Games
Chris Reed World Games Paramedic
Luciana Carro Sam
Nancy Kerrigan Attractive Official
Ricardo "Smalls" Strickland Frank The Security Guard
Luke Wilson Sex Class Counselor
Katharine Towne Female Sex Addict
David Pressman Reporter - Montreal
James Michael Connor Surly Reporter - Montreal
Craig Gellis Jail Cell Inmate
Angela Chee Newswoman
Hans Uder Usher
Chad Brennan Chazz Skate Double
Ethan Burgess Jimmy Skate Double
Patrick Hancock Stranz Skate Double
Tiffany Scott Fairchild Skate Double
Brian Boitano Federation Judge
Dorothy Hamill Federation Judge
Peggy Fleming Federation Judge
Phil Reeves Father
Molly Marie Clinton Alice
Matt Levin Matt
Eloise Lynch Female Fan
Fiona Gubelmann Woodland Fairy
Smith Cho Woodland Fairy
James P. Yorke Skate Fox
Alysse Alcroft Skate Woodland Fairy
Taylor Neff Skate Woodland Fairy
Wendy Wilke Skate Woodland Fairy
Matt Evers Skate Tree
Keith Joe Dick Skate Tree
Sunita Param Reporter
Stephanie Courtney Reporter At Sign Ups
Elliot Cho Little Kid
Loretta Fox Court Stenographer
Kyle Bornheimer Rink PA Nationals
Jim Lampley Co-Anchor
Sasha Cohen Herself
Alison Martin Female Judge Stockholm
Griffin Armstorff Finnish Skating Prodigy
Armen Saakian Skate Acrobat Chazz Double
Akop Manoukian Skate Acrobat Jimmy Double
Grant Thompson Wallet Mountie
Kelly Gould Crying Girl
Margaret Roblin Female Judge Montreal
Lisa Paul Catholic School Girl
Lora Starkman Girl Who Kisses Chazz
J.D. Cantrell Future Skater
Kerry Rossall Fire Extinguisher
Mike Nowak Conductor
Technical Credits
Josh Gordon Director
Will Speck Director
Luis Aguilar Animator
Erik Ajduk Asst. Director
Simone Almekias-Seigl Makeup
John Altschuler Screenwriter
François Archambault Camera Operator
Juel Bestrop Casting
Julie Brault Choreography
Lara Breay Associate Producer
Stephen Christensen Set Decoration/Design
Lynn Christopher Set Decoration/Design
Whitney Coleman Stunts
Stuart Cornfeld Producer
Jeff Cox Original Story, Screenwriter
Craig Cox Original Story, Screenwriter
Stefan Czapsky Cinematographer
Kristen Davis Set Decoration/Design
Ray Delamotte Camera Operator
Chris Derochie Animator
George Drakoulias Musical Direction/Supervision
Mitchell Dubin Camera Operator
Jason Dungjen Stunts
Patrick Esposito Associate Producer
Marty P. Ewing Executive Producer
Denise Fischer Makeup
Christian Fletcher Stunts
Michael Hansen Stunts
Petur Hliddal Sound/Sound Designer
Kyoko Ina Stunts
Scott Irvine Stunts
John Jacobs Producer
John Jacobs Producer
Robert Johnson Set Decoration/Design
Terry Kalinich Animator
Sarah Kawahara Choreography
Andrea Kenyon Casting
Peter Kohn Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Dave Krinsky Screenwriter
Michele Laliberte Art Director
Lisa Layman Makeup
Tammy Lee Set Decoration/Design
Marylou Lim Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Lineweaver Production Designer
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Mangini Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Mattigetz Camera Operator, Cinematographer
Agata Matuszak Animator
Sheree Morgan Makeup
Colin O'Reilly Co-producer
Richard Pearson Editor
David Pelletier Stunts
Busy Philipps Original Story
Guy Pigeon Set Decoration/Design
Seth Reed Art Director
David Sadowski Stunts
Jamie Salé Stunts
Yuka Sato Stunts
David Schultz Stunts
Theodore Shapiro Score Composer
Ben Stiller Producer
Sabine Roller Taylor Makeup
Eric Tramp Camera Operator
Aaron Walters Stunts
Julie Weiss Costumes/Costume Designer
Jane Wuu Set Decoration/Design
Seth Yanklewitz Casting
Brian Zheng Animator
John Zimmerman Stunts
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blades of Glory
1. Chapter 1 [2:42]
2. Chapter 2 [2:20]
3. Chapter 3 [5:56]
4. Chapter 4 [3:59]
5. Chapter 5 [4:32]
6. Chapter 6 [3:57]
7. Chapter 7 [4:23]
8. Chapter 8 [1:36]
9. Chapter 9 [5:37]
10. Chapter 10 [2:58]
11. Chapter 11 [4:58]
12. Chapter 12 [2:45]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Blades of Glory
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
      Audio Options: Français
      Audio Options: Español
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: Français
      Subtitle Options: Español
      Subtitle Options: None
   Special Features
      Return of Glory: The Making of "Blades"
      Celebrities on Thin Ice
      Cooler Than Ice: The Super-Sexy Costumes of Skating
      Arnett & Poehler: a Family Affair
      20 Questions With Scott Hamilton
      Hector: Portrait of a Psychofan
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Stranz and Fairchild Watch Katie's Video
         Chazz Offers the Verticoli, Flashback
         Blades of Glory Song
         Hector Shoots Darren
      Music Video "Blades of Glory" by Bo Brice
      Gag Reel
      Alternate Takes
      Moviefone Unscripted With Will Ferrell, Jon Heder and Will Arnett
      MTV Interstitials
         Play All
         Montage
         Chazz
         Stranz & Fairchild
      Photo Galleries
         Kick Some Ice
         Capture the Dream
         Costume Gallery
            Mind Bottling
            Provocative
            Booooom
      Previews
   Scene Selection
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    great

    Hilariousssss!!!Greattttt!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Ferrell at his Peak: A Study in Hilarity and Ridiculousness

    With perhaps even more humor than Anchorman, and a plot that unfolds like a tightly-wrapped package--similar to Elf in that regard, Blades of Glory ranks as Ferrell's top work. What more can be said?

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    Very Funny!!! Very Funny!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    This movie had me crackin up!

    I think the two make a good funny duo because there both styles of funny are so diverse. if you like will ferrell youll love this! John Heder was really funny too

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    On thin ice...

    What could you really expect from two actors that act about nothing. Jon Heder once again acts the way he did when he premiered with "Napoleon Dynamite," The way he's acted in every movie since. This film isn't funny, it's just plain bad. The only enjoyable parts are watching the brother sister rivalry against Jon & Will(and Jenna Fisher!!). Every element in this film is CGI, and the director makes it so clear (see the beginning). I'm sorry, but this has got to be the biggst waste of mediocre acting and money hollywood has seen. Having sat through this film at the theater, DVD could have been a better choice. At least then, you could pause it...

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