‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’
This sequel to the 2004 comedy that introduced Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) – the fatuous, substance-free news reader – possesses all of the boneheaded gags and inspired lunacy of the original, as well as swaths of dull, frankly unfunny material. No DVD extras. Blu-ray includes longer R-rated movie version and unrated version; commentary with director Adam McKay, producer Judd Apatow, Ferrell and his news team co-stars; five making-of featurettes, including a tongue-in-cheek look at the musical sequel that almost was; more than 90 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes; gag reels and outtakes and some cast members’ original script read-throughs.
One of the defining fables of pre-modern Japan, the tale of the 47 ronin has been filmed many times in that country. Yet somehow no previous director thought to include rampaging supernatural beasts, a shape-shifting witch or Keanu Reeves. Extras include deleted scene and a “Re-Forging the Legend” featurette in which filmmakers talk about how they brought “47 Ronin” to the big screen, from script to costumes, visual design and culture. Also, on Blu-ray: “Keanu & Kai” martial arts featurette, and action sequence choreography and special effects featurettes.
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