Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy [WS] [Unrated, Uncut & Uncalled For!] [DVD] [2004]

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.
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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (317 out of 332)

Special Features


  • Over 35 minutes of hilarious bloopers & deleted scenes
  • Ron Burgunday's unforgettable interviews at the MTV movie awards
  • Ron Burgundy's ESPN audition
  • An interview with Ron Burgundy courtesy of the museum of television and radio
  • An almost uncensored commentary with Will Ferrell and director Adam Mckay
  • The making of Anchorman
  • Afternoon Delight music video

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

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 332 reviews

96%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    finally!!!

    Posted
    Raiderzride4free

    anchorman is one of the best comedies to come out and it is by far Will Farrell's best movie. I personally have been waiting a very long time for this movie to come out on blu ray and could not be happier to finally see it arrive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the funniest movies ever

    Posted
    Anonymous

    The first time you see it, you probably wont find it that funny. Watch it over and over though, and you discover the layers of jokes you missed. EVERY single line spoken by Steve Carell in this movie made me laugh, truly one of the funniest movies ever made, and worth owning on Blu ray. Best Comedy of the 2000-2010 decade in my opinion

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Get the "Rich Mahogany Edition" instead

    Posted
    comedyrelief
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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

    will ferrell

    Posted
    uncletanoose
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member
    • Top 500 Contributor

    Extend the silliness with this extended version of uncalled for nonsense !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stupendously Awesome

    Posted
    MikeDelicious

    Awesome flick, awesome theatrical and unedited versions, and awesome extras. Wake up Ron B. was great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classy Blu!

    Posted
    Arriaga2

    This Blu was a pleasant surprise. A very good, film-like presentation and better-than-average audio (especially for a comedy). The supplements are great, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jam packed with AWESOME

    Posted
    SuspiriaFan

    So many deleted scenes and whatnot...it is almost like having 3 Anchorman movies! Also: best commentary ever.

    I would recommend this 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



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