Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke [40th Anniversary] [DVD] [1978]

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  • Release Date: 04/10/2018
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (83 out of 85)

Special Features


  • "Earache My Eye" featuring Alice Bowie: animated music video
  • Cheech & Chong's "The Man Song"
  • Commentary by Cheech Marin & director Lou Adler
  • How Pedro met the man: Up in Smoke at 40 (includes interview with Cheech & Chong)
  • Lighting it up: a look back at Up in Smoke
  • Roach clips (deleted scenes) with optional commentary
  • Vintage radio spots
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Up in Smoke
Then professional potheads Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong teamed up for Cheech & Chong: Up In Smoke, which features the drug-addled duo on a road trip throughout California; that is to say, a road-trip they hope will culminate in finding some quality weed. Instead, a series of mishaps result in their respective deportations to Mexico. Desperate to get back to the states so they can perform in their band's gig later that night, Cheech and Chong unwittingly agree to drive a very unique car across the border -- rather than steel and various metal bits, the vehicle is constructed entirely out of marijuana. Back in the States and accompanied by two extraordinarily out-of-it female hitchhikers, the stoned group meanders about in an attempt to get their musical performance together, and narrowly escapes from local law enforcement agencies on numerous occasions despite their complete inability to realize they were being tailed to begin with. The incredibly low-budget movie surprised critics, grossed millions, spawned a series of lesser follow-up films, and cemented Cheech & Chong's cult-status among potheads across the globe. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Cheech Marin
    Cheech Marin - Pedro
  • Stacy Keach
    Stacy Keach - Sgt. Stedenko
  • Edie Adams
    Edie Adams - Mrs. Stoner
  • Tom Skerritt
    Tom Skerritt - Strawberry
  • Strother Martin
    Strother Martin - Mr. Stoner



Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smoke One!

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    AVIIIANG512
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    Up in Smoke generally looks very nice on Blu-ray. Textural delights abound. Complex fabrics, sharp environments, crisp and deep facial lines are all commonplace. Old grimy walls, run down woods...dense object detail in stoner houses are easy to see. There are some soft edges here and there, which appear inherent to the film source rather than a fault of the transfer-to-Blu-ray process. Colors are impressive. The palette is varied and bold, nailing everything from a transparent red drum set to natural greens. Grain does appear frozen, or nearly frozen, at times, notably during the opening stretch prior to the opening titles. Grain density fluctuates a bit, less as the guys meet and get pulled over, more as they appear in court at the 20-minute mark. Overall, though, fans should be quite pleased with this 1080p presentation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still fun

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    BluSnob
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    Cheech & Chong are smokin' in this their first cinematic outing. The jokes are well paced and the movie moves at a decent clip. This new disc carries over all previous extras and offers a new interview with the stars too! Definitely worth picking up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One Of The Funniest Comedies of the 70's!!

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    Steve
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    Up In Smoke is one of the funniest movies of the seventies! It's right up there with Animal House, The Blues Brothers, snd Smokey and the Bandit! Really funny performances by Cheech and Chong. Laugh out loud fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's good!

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    HPGREAT
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    When you consider the culture this involves, this is a good comedy. But you really have to understand the drug culture to get the fun out of this film. Once you do, you will agree it is very funny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    still funny ,years later

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    vorlon
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    saw it at the theater as a teanager and laugh until my belly hurt.still funny to see it again.the first time you see the film you laugh the most.its cheach and chongs best film. i got it to show my grand daughters ,they got a charge out of the film.It was the number 1 comedy the year it came out

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Even if you're in a cloud of smoke...

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    derekD
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    ...how could you not dig this flick? A comedy classic to be sure; Cheech and Chong's first flick is still hilarious, even if you're sober or...let's just say the opposite of sober.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic!!

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    Mikeyj707
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    This movie is noticeably nicer in blu ray. A few extra features make it worth a ten dollar grab. Been watching this movie for decades and refuse to watch it sober. Maybe someday.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic comedy

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    Lola
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    Up in Smoke has been around for a long time and is still funny. If you are opposed to partying you should not watch this with you children, otherwise, watch it and laugh like you did the first time you saw the tutu hit the stage!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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