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.”
About Shout! Factory: Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
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