A New ANCHORMAN Blu-ray?! Over 50 Minutes of New Bonus Features Including New Deleted Scenes and Raw Footage “Good Takes”!

     August 18, 2010

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It’s not often I’m blindsided by a home video release, but that’s what just happened as I got a press release informing me of a new Blu-ray of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy that includes 50 minutes of new outtakes and extra features!  The edition is called Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy The Unrated “Rich Mahogany” Edition and it’s going to be sold as an exclusive at Best Buy starting August 31st!  With Anchorman being one of the best comedies of the last decade, this is a must own Blu-ray.  According to the press release, the new extras include:

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Raw Footage “Good Takes”
  • “Afternoon Delight” Recording Session
  • AMC Loews Happy Birthday
  • Cast Auditions
  • Table Read
  • Trailers (HD)

Also included will be The Many Months Of Burgundy Book, Collectible Trading Cards, and more.  While all too often movie studios will force fans to double dip while offering close to nothing new, this is one of those times I’m more than willing to spend my money.  If you’re a fan of director Adam McKay’s Anchorman, hit the jump for cover art and full details on the new Blu-ray.

Here’s the full press release and the cover art.  And here’s a link to the BestBuy website in case you want to buy it. Finally, before posting the story I did a bit of research and discovered the Blu-ray was announced over a month ago, but I hadn’t heard of it until tonight. I figure at least a few of you haven’t either.

Unrated Blu-ray Debuts August 31, 2010 Including Over 50 Minutes of
New Bonus Material, The Many Months Of Burgundy Book, Collectible Trading Cards and More

The insanely funny comedy about the trials and tribulations of one top-rated newsman in the 1970s, ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY The “Rich Mahogany” Edition, arrives for the first time on Blu-ray in a new must-own collector’s set August 31, 2010 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Starring Will Ferrell as the titular news anchor who is suddenly faced with the encroaching equality of women in the workplace, ANCHORMAN is a hilarious take on the battle of the sexes.  The hit film also stars Christina Applegate, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd and Fred Willard.

ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY The “Rich Mahogany” Edition two-disc Blu-ray includes several versions of the film and over 50 minutes of new bonus features including outtakes, table reads, cast auditions and the recording session for “Afternoon Delight”.  The set also includes The Many Months of Burgundy book and collectible trading cards, as well as previously released deleted and extended scenes, commentary and more.  This ultra-classy “Rich Mahogany” Edition will be available exclusively at Best Buy stores for the suggested retail price of $29.99

ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY The “Rich Mahogany” Edition Blu-ray

The two-disc Blu-ray is presented in 1080p High Definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.  The following details the special features; the features that include new content are indicated in bold:

Disc One:

  • Commentary with Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Lou Rawls, Andy Richter,
    Kyle Gass, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • ESPN Sports Center Audition – Ron Burgundy

Disc Two:

  • Wake Up Ron Burgundy
  • Feature Introduction by Will Ferrell and Aaron Zimmerman
  • Raw Footage “Good Takes”
  • “Afternoon Delight” music video
  • “Afternoon Delight” Recording Session
  • Public Service Announcements
  • Awards Speech
  • AMC Loews Happy Birthday
  • Interviews:
    • Rebecca Romijn
    • Jim Caviezel
    • Burt Reynolds
  • Cinemax: The Making of Ron Burgundy
  • Reel Comedy: Anchorman
  • A Conversation with Ron Burgundy
  • Cast Auditions
  • Table Read
  • Rehearsals
  • Playback Video
  • Commercial Break
  • Trailers (HD)

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