20 Years of Police Academy Comes to DVD


Police Academy — the astoundingly silly, yet hugely popular “tasteless” comedy classic — cops all the fun with a “20th Anniversary Special Edition” DVD release on April 13 from Warner Home Video. Considered one of the defining films of ’80s comedy, the unforgettable flatfoot farce launched a movie franchise which spanned a full decade, grossed more than $240 million domestically and sold nearly two-and-a-half-million videos. Highlights of the Special Edition bonus features include commentaries, a squad reunion documentary and more. It will be available for $19.97 SRP.

The ultimate in motion picture law “enfarcement” follows a motley group of police academy recruits as they bumble their way through training. The six sequels — Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege and Police Academy: Mission to Moscow — continue to track the misfits as they start their careers in various situations with very funny consequences.

Each of the six sequels will be available for $14.97 SRP. For hard-core laughter, a “Police Academy Giftset,” featuring all seven titles, will be offered as well. It will sell for $59.92 SRP.

“Police Academy 20th Anniversary Special Edition” — Building on a nightsticks-and-slapstick tradition going back to the Keystone Cops, Police Academy follows a class of recruits as they bumble their way through training. Now the popular debut film calls for backup, adding 20th anniversary DVD extras. Stars Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, G.W. Bailey, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow and George Gaynes are ready to uphold law and disorder and make the world a funnier place.

Available for the first time in widescreen, other special features include all-new digital transfer, commentary by Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook, G.W. Bailey, director Hugh Wilson and producer Paul Maslansky, “Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed” — all-new reunion documentary and theatrical trailer.

Each of the six sequels feature all-new making-of featurettes and theatrical trailers. You can pre-order the DVDs here.