Blu-ray, DVD: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Digital Release Date: March 11, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 1, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesRon Burgundy takes on New York in the 2013 comedy Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

The followup to the original 2004 movie finds Will Ferrell’s (The Campaign) Burgundy relocating to New York to work for the first 24-hour news station. He’s back with his old crew, including Brick Tamland (Steve Carell, The Way, Way Back), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd, Admission) and Champ Kind (David Koechner, Hit and Run), but also has some big competition in the good-looking and loud-mouthed Jack Lime (James Marsden, Straw Dogs).

Greg Kinnear (The Kennedys), Christina Applegate (Hall Pass), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Fred Willard (Youth in Revolt) and Harrison Ford (Cowboys & Aliens) also star in the film.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues beat out the original in both box office and critics’ love. The movie grossed $125 million in theaters (Anchorman scored $85 million) and critics gave the sequel a whopping 74% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes (compared to the original’s 66%).

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Blu-ray boxAs if the theatrical version wasn’t enough, the Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack from with three versions of the movie: the 118-minute theatrical PG-13 version, a 122-minute unrated version and a 143-minute Super Sized R-rated version with 763 new jokes.

The set also carries more than four hours of bonus features. Here’s the list:

  • making-of featurette “Behind the Scenes: Newsroom”
  • gag reel parts 1 and 2
  • Line-O-Rama parts 1 and 2, with non-stop alternate lines from the movie
  • “Welcome to the Dolphin Show” with Ron Burgundy taking on the crowd
  • “Catfight” with Christina Applegate vs. Meagan Good’s (Think Like a Man) one-liners
  • News-O-Rama with the Ron and the teamgiving headlines
  • Kench-O-Rama mashup of Kench Allenby’s (Josh Lawson, TV’s House of Lies) most Australian moments
  • Cast Table Read
  • deleted scenes
  • extended and alternate scene
  • previsualizations of the RV, shark attack and news fight sequences
  • auditions of Meagon Good, Dylan Baker (TV’s The Good Wife) and Amy Poehler (TV’s Parks and Recreation)
  • “Benefit for 826LA: Spoiler Alert” special tribute to Anchorman 2
  • four behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    • “Anchorman 2: The Musical” look at the musical sequel that almost was
    • “RV” dissecting the RV tumble
    • “Baxter & Doby” the film’s animals
    • “News Fight” inside the celebrity brawl
  • and downloadable digital copy of the movie.

The DVD contains just the theatrical version of the movie.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.