This Is Spinal Tap Blu-ray Style!

Get ready to turn the High-Def hijinks up to 11 this summer with the Blu-ray debut of This Is Spinal Tap.  Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Rob Reiner’s hilarious and iconic cult classic with MGM Home Entertainment.  This Is Spinal Tap premiers on the Blu-ray format July 28th, almost less than a month away!  There are also new exclusives to be found here such as the band’s 2007 Live Earth reunion performance at Wembley Stadium.  Check out the full press release below courtesy of MGM.

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Crank it up to eleven with the revolutionary UK rock band as This is Spinal Tap screams its way to Blu-ray Disc July 28 from MGM Home Entertainment.  Academy AwardÒ nominee* Rob Reiner’s (A Few Good Men) directorial debut, This is Spinal Tap has been hailed as “the funniest movie ever made about rock and roll” (Newsweek).  Christopher Guest (Best in Show), Academy AwardÒ nominee** Michael McKean (A Mighty Wind) and Emmy AwardÒ nominee*** Harry Shearer (“The Simpsons”) star as Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls, AKA Spinal Tap!  Satirizing the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of classic rock gods, This is Spinal Tap presents a second-rate band made up of aging members who are desperately trying to cling onto what little fame they used to have.  With Rob Reiner starring as the documentary filmmaker, This is Spinal Tap also features hilarious performances by Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally), Ed Begley, Jr. (“St. Elsewhere”) and Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”), among many others.  Inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002, This is Spinal Tap has left an indelible mark on pop culture as evidenced by its numerous imitators and its esteemed spot at number one atop Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 50 Cult Movies of All Time.”


Available for the first time on Blu-ray disc, the disc features cast and crew commentary, deleted scenes, music videos and more.  Also included is a DVD with brand new exclusives featuring Spinal Tap’s 2007 Live Earth reunion performance of their hit “Stonehenge” at Wembley Stadium and Nigel Tufnel’s interview for the National Geographic Stonehenge special. 

* 1993: Best Picture, A Few Good Men

** 2004: Best Music, Original Score, A Mighty Wind

*** 1980: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program, “Saturday Night Live”



In 1982 legendary British heavy metal band Spinal Tap attempt an American comeback tour accompanied by a fan who is also a film-maker.  The resulting documentary, combined with powerful performances of Spinal Tap’s pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows a rock group heading towards crisis, culminating in the infamous affair of the 18-inch-high Stonehenge stage prop surrounded by dancing midgets.


Special Features:

The This is Spinal Tap BD release will be authored in BD-Java presented in widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Audio.

Bonus features include:


Disc 1

·        Over 1 Hour of Deleted Scenes and Outtakes

·        Audio Commentary by the Members of Spinal Tap

·        Catching Up With Marty DiBergi Featurette

·        Flower People Press Conference

·        4 Classic Spinal Tap Music Videos

o       Gimme Some Money

o       (Listed to the) Flower People

o       Hell Hole

o       Big Bottom

·        Spinal Tap Appearance on The Joe Franklin Show

·        Spinal Tap sells cheese and a variety of other exciting products


Disc 2

·        “Stonehenge” Performance at the 2007Live Earth Concert

·        National Geographic Stonehenge Interview with Nigel Tufnel


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