Blu-ray, DVD Release: Klown

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 25, 2012
Price: DVD $27.98, Blu-ray $29.97
Studio: Drafthouse/Image


Klown movie scene

There's some weird fun going down in Klown.

The 2010 Danish comedy film Klown is based on the popular six-season Danish TV show of the same name.

Klown follows the two wildly inappropriate friends Frank Hvam and Caspar Christensen (both real-life Danish comedians) as they run amok through the Danish countryside plowing through social taboos, unspeakable debaucheries and absurd sexual encounters. Each has a specific goal in mind: Misguided Frank kidnaps the nephew of his pregnant girlfriend in an eager attempt to prove his fatherhood potential, while the sex-driven Caspar is determined to visit a world-renowned brothel.

Directed by Mikkel Norgaard, the R-rated Klown received a well-reviewed limited release to theaters in the U.S. in July, 2012, and has already become a cult favorite.

The American remake rights for Klown were recently acquired by actor/comedian Danny McBride (Your Highness) and director Todd Phillips (Due Date), so a Stateside variation on the antics isn’t far behind.

U.S. distributor Drafthouse Films is also selling Klown through its webstore (klownthemovie.com) in unique special edition packages, including one with reversible sleeve art by artist Alan Hynes and a limited edition Klown “Underwear Set,” which contains a Fruit of the Loom muscle shirt and matching underpants.

Presented in Danish with English subtitles, the DVD and Blu-ray of Klown include the following bonus features:

  • KLOWN From Behind: The Making Of Klown
  • Audio Commentary with Director Mikkel Nørgaard and Stars Frank Hvam & Casper Christensen
  • “Its A Jungle Down There” – Episode of Klown Television Series Written by Lars Von Trier
  • Inside ”Castello Alleycat’
  • Crafting ‘The Willie’
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtake Reel
  • Danish and American trailers

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.