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SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATEs THE
10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MODERN COMEDY CLASSIC
TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY
Ultimate 2-Disc Fan Edition Comes to Blu-ray™ October 25
Featuring Over 90 Minutes of All-New Bonus Material,
Including Never-Before-Seen Deleted and Extended Scenes and Much More!
CULVER CITY, Calif. (Aug. 31, 2016) – On October 25, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the landmark comedy favorite with an ultimate fan edition of TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY, triumphantly returning to Blu-ray. The classic comedy stars Will Ferrell (Step Brothers) as #1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby, who stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly, Guardians of the Galaxy). But when a French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat) makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby’s talent and devotion are put to the test. The ultimate fan edition includes the theatrical version of the film fully remastered in 4K, plus over 90 minutes of new special features including 13 never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes, interviews with Ricky & Jean, Raw Takes, director Adam McKay’s Video Diaries, auditions and more. This 2-disc set also includes the Unrated version of the film, along with all archival bonus material.
The fastest man on four wheels, Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. A big, hairy American winning machine, Ricky has everything a dimwitted daredevil could want, a luxurious mansion, a smokin’ hot wife (Leslie Bibb) and all the fast food he can eat. But Ricky’s turbo-charged lifestyle hits an unexpected speed bump when he’s bested by flamboyant Euro-idiot Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) and reduced to a fear-ridden wreck. Losing his wife and job to best bud and fellow fool, Cal Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly), Ricky must kick some serious asphalt if he’s to get his career back on the track, beat Girard and reclaim his fame and fortune. ‘Cause as Ricky Bobby always says, IF YOU AIN’T FIRST, YOU’RE LAST!
Directed by Academy Award® winning screenwriter Adam McKay (Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, The Big Short, 2015), TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, with Jimmy Miller and Judd Apatow as producers. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, David Householter, Richard Glover, Sarah Nettinga and Ryan Kavanaugh served as executive producers.
2-Disc Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
§ 4K Restoration of the Theatrical version, presented in high definition
§ ALL-NEW never-before-seen special features include:
o 13 Additional Deleted and Extended Scenes
o “Line-O-Rama” 2
o Interviews with Ricky & Jean
o 4 Raw Takes
o Adam McKay’s Video Diaries
o 4 Auditions
§ Archival special features include:
o “25 Years Later” Commentary
o Audio Commentary with Director Adam McKay
o Deleted and Extended Scenes
o Gag Reel
o “Will Ferrell Returns to Talladega” Featurette
o Bonus Race Footage
o “Walker & Texas Ranger” Featurette
o Ricky and Cal’s Commercials and Public Service Announcements
o Theatrical Trailer
TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY has a run time of approximately 108 minutes and is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, drug references and brief comic violence.