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DRAGNET – Collector’s Edition Starring Tom Hanks & Dan Aykroyd Comes To Blu-ray October 30th!

This is the city … and only Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks can save it in DRAGNET, a hilarious box-office blockbuster paying homage to the famed original police dramas of the ’50s and ’60s. A contemporary and uproarious update of one of the best-known police procedurals of all time, DRAGNET: COLLECTOR’S EDITION from Shout! Factory delivers a criminally funny viewing experience on a special edition Blu-ray loaded with arresting bonus features – and those are just the facts, m’am!

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“… breakneck car chases, stunt tumbles…
SWAT gunfire [plus] a gold mine of one-liners”
– The Washington Post
ON OCTOBER 30, DO SOME TIME WITH DAN AYKROYD 
AND TOM HANKS IN A CRIMINALLY FUNNY COMEDY
PAYING HOMAGE TO THE POLICE DRAMAS OF YESTERYEAR
 
DRAGNET: COLLECTOR’S EDITION
 
The Shout! Select Blu-Ray features a new 4K HD scan, and arresting
bonus features including a new interview with co-star Alexandra Paul and audio commentary; consumers ordering directly from shoutfactory.com
will receive a free 18×24 poster featuring brand new artwork
Aykroyd is at his comedic best as the namesake nephew of Detective Sgt. Joe Friday (originally played by Joe Webb). Like his no-nonsense uncle, he’s a blue-suited, by-the-rules Los Angeles cop who’s forced to reluctantly team up with the footloose, wisecracking Pep Streebek (Hanks). Ordered to investigate a seemingly unrelated series of bizarre ritual killings and robberies, they eventually uncover a dastardly plot by an underground pagan group to undermine all authority in Los Angeles. Can this mistmatched duo rescue the City of Angels from the machinations of a power-mad Reverend and corrupt Police Commissioners before it’s too late? Harry Morgan (“M.A.S.H.”) reprises his original TV series role as Bill Gannon; co-stars adding to the hijinks and hilarity include Dabney Coleman, Christopher Plummer and Alexandra Paul.
Though the names have been changed to protect the innocent, Shout! Factory is guilty as charged for creating a criminally good line-up of bonus features including a brand new interview with co-star Alexandra Paul entitled”A Quiet Evening in the Company of Connie Swail” and new audio commentary from pop culture historian Russell Dyball. Additionally, consumers interested in intercepting the Blu-ray prior to its retail parole, can order the collector’s edition directly from shoutfactory.com ; the Collector’s Edition will ship two weeks early and, while supplies last, will include a free 18×24 rolled poster featuring brand new artwork.
Special Features:
 
  • NEW “A Quiet Evening in the Company of Connie Swail”: An Interview With Co-Star Alexandra Paul
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Pop Culture Historian Russell Dyball
  • “Just the Facts!”: A Promotional Look at Dragnet with Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks
  • Original Theatrical Trailers & Promos
  • Photo Gallery
An APPLIED ACTION/BERNIE BRILLSTEIN Production A TOM MANKIEWICZ Film DAN AYKROYD TOM HANKS “DRAGNET” CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER HARRY MORGAN ALEXANDRA PAUL And DABNEY COLEMAN Written By DAN AYKROYD And ALAN ZWEIBEL And TOM MANKIEWICZ
Music By IRA NEWBORN Director Of Photography MATTHEW F. LEONETTI, A.S.C.
Production Designed By ROBERT F. BOYLE Edited By RICHARD HALSEY
Executive Producer BERNIE BRILLSTEIN Produced By DAVID PERMUT And ROBERT K. WEISS Directed By TOM MANKIEWICZ
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Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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