There are few entertainers that have had the cultural impact as Weird Al Yankovic. His song spoofs have outlived most of the original songs. His videos made MTV watchable. He’s still a powerful force as witnessed by his recent Mandatory Fun album debuting at #1 in the USA. So what better way to celebrate his epic career than paying homage to him with UHF: 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and The Compleat Al on DVD. Here’s the details from Shout! Factory:
UHF: 25th Anniversary Edition and The Compleat Al
Two Fan-Favorite “Weird Al” Yankovic Releases Available November 11th, 2014 from Shout! Factory
For nearly four decades, Grammy Award-winning musician and satirist “Weird Al” Yankovic has been entertaining audiences worldwide with his parodies of songs by the biggest stars in the musical universe, as well as his appearances on television and in film. On November 11, 2014, Shout! Factory will release two quintessential Weird Al titles: the cult favorite UHF: 25th Anniversary Edition as a collectible Blu-ray loaded with bonus features, and the mockumentary The Compleat Al on DVD.
Weird Al’s latest album, Mandatory Fun, was released on July 15 and debuted at #1 Billboard, the first time in over 50 years that a comedy album has topped the charts.
A lot of TV stations have forgotten what “quality” means. But not Channel 62. They NEVER knew what it meant.
In the cult classic UHF, “Weird Al” Yankovic is George Newman, a daydreamer who becomes the manager of a small TV station that’s losing money as quickly as it’s losing viewers. Before long he’s programming shows like “Stanley Spadowski’s Clubhouse,” “Wheel Of Fish” and “Raul’s Wild Kingdom.” But can Channel 62’s new popularity save it from sinister forces? To find out… don’t touch that dial!
Starring “Weird Al” Yankovic, Michael Richards (Seinfeld), Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Fran Drescher (The Nanny), Gedde Watanabe (Sixteen Candles), Victoria Jackson (Saturday Night Live) and more!
UHF: 25th Anniversary Edition Bonus Features:
– 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Panel
– Audio Commentary
– Deleted Scenes
– Behind-the-Scenes Footage
– Music Video
– Production Stills
– Easter Eggs
– Promotional Materials
– Reversible Cover Art
The Compleat Al
The Compleat Al is the amazing, hilarious and not entirely true story of “Weird Al” Yankovic, the Grammy® award-winning master of musical parody and rock and roll comedy. The mockumentary takes you behind the scenes, beginning with his childhood years, his high school and college days, and up through his early-career rise to stardom. This concocted chronicle also contains classic moments from AL-TV and footage from his trip to Japan, and a somewhat embellished version of how he received permission from Michael Jackson for “Eat It.”
And to top it off, The Compleat Al contains eight “Weird Al” video classics: “Ricky,” “I Love Rocky Road,” the award-winning “Eat It,” “I Lost on Jeopardy,” “This Is the Life,” “Like a Surgeon,” “One More Minute” and “Dare to Be Stupid.”
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