KINGPIN Rolls Onto Blu-ray October 14!

KingpinI called this back on April 3, “but anyway”.  Yes, we have another Wishlist title making its way to glorious Blu-ray.  The Farrelly Brothers’ severely underrated Woody Harrelson/Randy Quaid/Vanessa Angel/Billy Murray bowling comedy is set to drop in just a few months.  And its porting its extras over as well as having some new interviews.  Its being sold as a “cult comedy” so it looks like Aaron Neuwirth and myself are not its only fans.  This may wind up being just some cheap $9.99 bargain bin Blu-ray in the end, but that $9.99 bargain bin Blu-ray is my X marks the spot gold inside a treasure chest on Skull Island.  I’m excited and you should be too, to give this overlooked film another try.  To read my plead for it to come to Blu-ray CLICK HERE, and to find all the information on this release scroll down!  Just think about 90s Vanessa Angel in high definition for moment, shall we?

Directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s outrageously funny cult classic KINGPIN makes its long-awaited Blu-ray debut on October 14, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Starring Woody
Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel and Bill Murray, the film follows a star bowler whose career was prematurely cut off as he seeks to groom a new prodigy and return to the big leagues.

    The KINGPIN Blu-ray includes the theatrical version of the film, plus an extended, R-rated cut with commentary by Bobby and Peter Farrelly*, and a brand new piece entitled “Kingpins: Extra Frames With The Farrelly Brothers” featuring new interviews with the directors as they revisit making the film, working with the stars, its theatrical debut and ultimate success on home video.

*Previously released on DVD
The KINGPIN Blu-ray will be presented in 1080p high definition with
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 2.0 Dolby Digital and Spanish 2.0
Dolby Digital, as well as English, English SDH, French and Spanish
subtitles.  The disc includes the following:
*        Theatrical Version in high definition
*        R-Rated Version in high definition
o  Commentary by directors Peter & Bobby Farrelly
*        Kingpins: Extra Frames With The Farrelly Brothers
*        Theatrical Trailer (HD)

The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD with the theatrical version and theatrical trailer.

Rysher Entertainment presents a Motion Picture Corporation of America production of a Farrelly Brothers Movie.  Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid “Kingpin” Vanessa Angel, Bill Murray. Co-Producers Jim Burke,  John Bertolli.  Music Supervisor Happy Walters.  Music by Freedy Johnston.  Executive Producer Keith Samples.  Produced by Brad Krevoy,  Steve Stabler and Bradley Thomas.  Written by Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan.  Directed by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly.

Street Date:                      October 14, 2014
Runtime:                            113 minutes (theatrical version)
                                            117 minutes (R-Rated version)
U.S. Rating:                      PG-13 for crude sex-related humor and a drug scene (theatrical version)
                                            R for some crude sex-related humor (R-Rated version)
Canadian Rating:            PG for language that may offend (theatrical version)
                                            14A (R-Rated version)



Brandon is the host, producer, writer and editor of The Brandon Peters Show (thebrandonpetersshow.com) on the Creative Zombie Studios Network. At Why So Blu he is a Writer/Reviewer. Brandon is a 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. You can also find older essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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