Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy [Unrated, Uncut & Uncalled For!] [Blu-ray] [2004]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (340 out of 356)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Lou Rawls, Andy Richter, Kyle Gass, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate
  • Bloopers
  • 36 Deleted & Extendd Scenes
  • "Afternoon Delight" Music Video
  • ESPN SportsCenter Audition - Ron Burgundy

Synopsis


Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Marking the directorial debut of Adam McKay, former head writer for Saturday Night Live and founder of the Upright Citizen's Brigade, Anchorman is set during the 1970s and stars Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, San Diego's top-rated news anchorman. While Burgundy is outwardly willing to adjust to the idea of females in the workplace -- even outside of secretarial positions -- he certainly doesn't want his own job challenged. Keeping that in mind, it's no wonder that the arrival of Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), an aspiring newswoman, is, in Ron's eyes, not the studio's most welcome addition. After Veronica pays her dues covering so-called female-oriented fluff pieces (think cat fashion shows and cooking segments), the ambitious Veronica sets her eyes on the news desk; more specifically, on Ron's seat behind it. Not unpredictably, Ron doesn't take the threat lightly, and it isn't long before the rival newscasters are engaged in a very personal battle of the sexes. Anchorman was co-written by Ferrell, and features supporting performances from David Koechner, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Tara Subkoff, and Maya Rudolph. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Will Ferrell
    Will Ferrell - Ron Burgundy
  • Christina Applegate
    Christina Applegate - Veronica Corningstone
  • Paul Rudd
    Paul Rudd - Brian Fantana
  • Steve Carell
    Steve Carell - Brick Tamland
  • David Koechner
    David Koechner - Champ Kind



Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie, Amazing Blu-Ray

    Posted
    RJsmoove

    I'm one of the few people who think that Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is very overrated. That said, I can take it for what it is enjoy it every once in a while. What drives this movie are the characters, and the cast. There is so much improv that it's hard to tell what's scripted and what's off the top of their heads, but keeping that in mind makes it easier to brush off the missed jokes. Trust me, despite what fanboys say, there are missed jokes. This movie has the maturity level of a middle school kid. Fortunately, the hit:miss ratio leans more towards the hit side though. I have to say that the Theatrical version is the best way to go. Will Ferrell is one of my favorite comedians since his days on SNL. Steve Carrell has earned his place on that list as well with his role on The Office. Paul Rudd is getting there, and honestly David Koechner plays the same character all the time. I think Christina Applegate was good in her role too. What I love most about this movie are the endless cameos. Possible spoiler, but we get Jack Black, Seth Rogen, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Fred Amisen, and best of Danny Trejo. The cameos are awesome. As for the Blu-Ray disc itself. It's a great buy. The extra content is unbeatable. This thing is really loaded with features. Not only do you get extra content on the discs, but tangible stuff as well. It comes with "The Many Months Of Ron Burgundy", which is an interesting little book loaded with stupid notes Ron wrote to remind himself. I laughed a couple times, but not much. It's more of a keepsake anyway. The other thing is a pack of cards (that I will never open). I think it's ten cards. Each card is for one character, and it has their info on the back. The discs themselves are stuffed. I won't list everything because you can look it up, but I highly recommend this Blu-Ray set. Not just for the movie itself, but the whole package. The Movie I'd give a 3/5 The Video a 3.5/5 The Audio a 4/5 The Extras a 6/5, if I could.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, poorly packaged.

    Posted
    jmichaelg
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    This is a great movie if you're a fan of absurdist comedy. I was really excited to own it on blu-ray, and especially with all the extras of this "Rich Mahogany" Edition. I was pretty disappointed when I discovered that all the extra materials were contained in the most poorly conceived packaging concept I've seen in recent memory. There is a sleeve to accomodate the blu-ray jewel case, but it is too loose so the movie falls out easily. The bonus materials (the trading cards, and booklet of Ron Burgundy's "diary") are actually packaged in the sleeve also, which was poorly made and ripped as soon as I tried to open it. And by the way, the diary is funny, but it's not necessarily something I couldn't do without. As a collector this is still a great addition to my home video library, and I do still recommend it for the contents of the disc itself. The special features are great as well! I just wish someone would have cared enough to design a package that was worthy of its contents instead of piecing something together on the quick to take advantage of the sequel release in theaters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Get the "Rich Mahogany Edition" instead

    Posted
    comedyrelief
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    No matter how cheap this is, you are doing yourself a disservice by buying the plain Jane release and not getting the "Rich Mahogany Edition" that is a Best Buy exclusive. Before the time of Blu-Ray, when the additional film "Wake Up, Ron Burgandy" was released on its own disc in a two disc combo pack, most already had the movie and ignored the gem of an add on in the form of an entire second film. After the print run ended, those copies of "Wake Up, Ron Burgundy" were fetching inflated prices on eBay. I have the "Rich Mahogany Edition" and I don't regret it. At $24.99. it averages to $12.50 per movie and for Blu-Ray, that is a great deal. To sum up, pass on this version and get the "Rich Mahogany Edition" instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ONLY Will Ferrell movie I like

    Posted
    CKCSWHFFAN
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    I had caught this film on pay cable when it came on in 2005. Surprised me I liked it. At the time of release, it was original idea for a film I thought. It is the ONLY Will Ferrell film I like where he is the lead character. Now of course EVERY ear he does a similar film like all the sports films basketball, NASCAR & ice skating where this good Anchorman idea keeps being repeated. The cast were perfect in their roles. Did NOT need Luke Wilson though. Unnecessary. And, I do NOT like the Wilson brothers. Now, the DVD package it's. I expected more since it is a "Unrated, Uncut, & Uncalled For!". 1. Has those HORRIBLE little flaps tat are a pain & terrible to have to open up. 2. NO chapter search list or any information on the film inside. Good soundtrack for the film

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice comedy!

    Posted
    RaynMan2142
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    Hotshot television anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) welcomes upstart reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news -- that is, until the talented female journalist begins to outshine Burgundy on air. Soon he grows jealous, begins a bitter feud with Veronica and eventually makes a vulgar slip on live TV that ruins his career. However, when an outrageous story breaks at the San Diego Zoo, Ron may get a chance to redeem himself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes an already great movie even greater

    Posted
    jessedub
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    If you're reading this review, that might mean there's a slight chance you haven't seen Anchorman. If not, stop reading this and go buy the Rich Mahogany edition now. Then, go home, watch it a dozen times in the next week, and report back. It has Anchorman, one of the funniest movies of all time, along with Wake Up, Ron Burgundy, an entirely new movie made up of alternate takes and unused footage, it includes entire plotlines absent from the regular movie, and a ridiculous amount of extras. Even if you've watched Anchorman 50 times and own the DVD, this blu-ray is worth a re-up, there's no just much besides the movie. It might even include

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Extras galore with Alternate movie

    Posted
    Moviewatcher1971
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    I recently bought a blu-ray dvd of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy *Rich Mahogany Edition specifically because it is blu-ray and has top quality sound and picture and more so over because it has an alternate version of the movie that I also had called "Wake-Up Ron Burgundy" that has quite a bit of the same footage but with so much deleted or unused footage they were able to make another movie out the extra stuff. I enjoyed the alternate version so much I thought it to be good and well worth it to re-purchase it on the blu-ray dvd format and packaged nicely in one dual disc packaging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A food movie but not will's best work

    Posted
    lucky55
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    While this is a good movie it lacks when compared to other movies will ferrell has made like taladaga nights, elf, and step brothers, to name just a few i am a big will ferrell fan and i think hes at his very best when the character he's playing is more sympathetic with the exception of the campaign but if hes playing someone who is just a jerk then it's not as funny to me i am also a fan of his dramatic work as well like stranger than fiction and everything must go.so while this isn't a bad movie at all i feel it's far from his best work probably because hes gotten so much better since then.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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