ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUESBy Odin’s beard, the Anchorman sequel is finally hitting Blu-ray and DVD! And in three cuts, with one a super-sized gluttonous version. Oh, and 47 Ronin is coming out too, along with some catalog cuts from Universal. 

New:

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Somewhat disappointing upon release, perhaps the multiple cuts of the movie (it has an R-rated version, and a super-extended/distended cut that runs nearly two and a half hours) will make this pop. Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Paul Rudd return as the channel 4 news team, who’ve now moved on to cable news. It’s funny enough.
  • 47 Ronin: Keanu Reeves led this disastrous retelling of an ancient Japanese story, and though it features some interesting CGI work, it hit like a thud at the end of last year. The film, which was delayed for over a year for extensive reshoots, reportedly cost $175 Million and made only $38 domestically. Oh well.
  • Knights of Badassdom: Joe Lynch’s movie was stripped from his hands and recut by the financers, who played up the comedy. The film was barely released and the director has publicly disowned it. But hey, it stars Peter Dinklage and Summer Glau, so, yeah. That.
  • The Pirate Fairy: The latest in Disney’s DTV Tinkerbell line features voicework from Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks and Tom Hiddleston. It’s shocking these are still only getting home video releases.

Classics:

  • The Dick Van Dyke Show: Classic Mary Tyler Moore Episodes: Woot! This collection of classic episodes of one of the most influential shows of all times plays up how great Moore could be on the show. If you’ve never seen it, this is a good place to start.
  • Fargo (Remastered), Once: MGM, to celebrate their anniversary of making movies for ninety years, has been remastering some of their classic titles for Blu-ray, even if they didn’t make or release the film originally. Since they’re owned by Fox, it’s worth noting the studio is also putting out Once on home video as well.
  • Joe Kidd , King Kong vs. Godzilla, King Kong Escapes, Rooster Cogburn, Two Mules for Sister Sara, The War Wagon: Universal is getting us ready for the upcoming release of Godzilla with two of their Kaiju titles, while they’re also releasing a handful of westerns. Considering Warner Brother also did this a couple weeks ago, perhaps March is the right time for Western releases. Unknown.
  • No Holds Barred: Hulk Hogan was such a large personality that the WWF (as it was then known) tried to make him a movie star. Tried.

 What are you picking up this week?