Rating: PG-13 and Unrated
Directed by Adam McKay
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“There was a time before cable, when the local anchorman reigned supreme… Enter the hard-hitting world of 1970s local TV news where Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his loyal Channel 4 News Team (Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner) are San Diego’s #1 rated news source.
All is well in their male-dominated world of news until beautiful, rising-star reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) turns it all upside down. Sparks don’t just fly, they ignite an all-out war between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons.
Now on Blu-ray for the first time, ‘Anchorman: The Rich Mahogany Edition’ has never looked, sounded or smelled as good. Enjoy 3 versions of the film including ‘Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie,’ all in glorious High Definition, as well as Never-Before-Seen Extras!”
“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (The Unrated “Rich Mahogany” Edition)” is rated PG-13 for sexual humor, language and comic violence.
This new Blu-ray set also has a different set of bonus features from that earlier DVD set. The MTV Movie Awards footage is gone along with the earlier audio commentary and the ‘making of’ featurette. New bonus features include a Comedy Central special on “Anchorman,” footage from a table read, and a new commentary with much of the cast and a few people that had nothing to do with the film. The set also includes the previously released bloopers, deleted scenes, cast auditions, “Afternoon Delight” music video, and ESPN Sportscenter Audition.
As already mentioned, this set includes “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie.” It turns out that they had so much extra footage and alternate scenes from the theatrical version that they were able to splice it together into a whole new hour and a half movie. While the theatrical version is better material, this is still a fun treat for Burgundy fans. You get to see Maya Rudolph as a bank robber, Justin Long as Fred Willard’s troubled son, Amy Poehler as a ticked off bank teller, and more good stuff. It also has a completely different ending that takes place at the local observatory.
So if you already own the DVD set, you’ll get new material with this Blu-ray. But if you don’t already own it, it will make a fun addition to your Blu-ray collection.