"Shake and Bake" this December

Credit: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

“Two thumbs way up.” ®
– Richard Roeper and Guest Critic Jay Leno/EBERT & ROEPER

“Whether you love NASCAR or have never seen a race, this movie’s for you!”
-Steve Oldfield, FOX-TV

“The funniest movie of the year.”
– Dean Richards/WGN-TV

GOLDEN GLOBE®-NOMINEE WILL FERRELL AND OSCAR®- NOMINEE JOHN C. REILLY “WANNA GO FAST” IN THE HILARIOUS BOX OFFICE HIT

TALLADEGA NIGHTS:
THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY

– Available on Unrated and Rated DVD, Blu-ray Disc® and UMD December 12-

Culver City, Calif. (October 2, 2006) — It’s time to “Shake and Bake” when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases the hilarious $145 million summer blockbuster, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, on Rated and Unrated DVD versions, the Sony Playstation Portableâ„¢ (PSP) and Unrated Blu-ray Disc® December 12. From director and writer Adam McKay (Anchorman) along with writer Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Elf), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby chronicles the man with two first names, NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell), as he tries to gain his fathe’s respect and love while fulfilling his need for speed. Also starring Oscar®-nominee* John C. Reilly (Best Supporting Actor, Chicago, 2002), Sacha Baron Cohen (TV’s Da Ali G Show), Gary Cole (Office Space, Dodgeball), Oscar®-nominee* Michael Clarke Duncan (Best Supporting Actor, The Green Mile, 1999), Leslie Bibb (TV’s Popular, TV’s Nip/Tuck), Jane Lynch (The 40 Year Old Virgin, TV’s The L Word) and Oscar®-nominee* Amy Adams (Best Supporting Actress, Junebug, 2005).

Synopsis:
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 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 is to get his career back on track, beat Girard and reclaim his fame and fortune.

SPHE Produced Extras:
“¢ Deleted and Extended Scenes
“¢ Gag Reel
“¢ Line-O-Rama
o Alternate lines not used in film

“¢ Interviews with Ricky, Cal and Carley
“¢ Bonus Race Footage
“¢ Will Ferrell Returns To Talladega
“¢ “25 Years Later” Commentary with Director Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and more!
“¢ Daytona 500 Spot
“¢ NASCAR Chase for the Nextel Cup Spot
“¢ DVD-ROM link to NASCAR.com

UNRATED AND UNCUT
All the Bonus Features of the Theatrical Version PLUS

“¢ 13 More Minutes Not Seen in Theaters!
“¢ Interviews with Jean Girard and Gregory
“¢ Walker & Texas Ranger: Montage and Outtakes
“¢ More Deleted Scenes: What’d You Do Today? and Cal Calls Ricky
“¢ Ricky and Cal’s Commercials
“¢ Ricky and Cal’s Public Service Announcement

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby has a run time of 108 minutes and is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, drug references and brief comic violence, while the unrated and uncut edition is 122 minutes.

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