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Kingpin (1996) Blu-ray

Posted June 10, 2014 01:51 AM by Webmaster

ParamountParamount Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of the Farrelly brothers' Kingpin, starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel and Chris Elliott. The 1996 bowling comedy makes its North American Blu-ray debut on September 9th.

Synopsis: Harrelson is Roy Munson, a pro bowler who seems destined for greatness, or as close to greatness as a bowler can get. But after a run-in with angry competitors, Roy finds himself sadder, wiser and minus one bowling hand. Years later, he meets the na´ve Ishmael (Quaid), an Amish bowling whiz, and Claudia (Angel), a sexy vixen with brains. Together they set out for a million-dollar tournament in Reno. Will Roy and Ishmael win the big match and score fame and fortune? Or will all their hopes and dreams go barreling down the gutter?

The Blu-ray edition of Kingpin features the film's PG-13 theatrical cut and R-rated extended version. Extras include:
  • Commentary by Directors Peter And Bobby Farrelly
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer



Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

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McCrutchy
  Jun 10, 2014
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"We don't have a cow...we have a bull."

A great little comedy. Day one. And thanks, Paramount!

jmb1381
  Jun 10, 2014
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Nice to see this finally coming to blu!

cornbread_1788
  Jun 10, 2014
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Why does Paramount get to release Kingpin? Wasn't this an MGM production, which would be through Fox HE?
Lodz
  Jun 10, 2014
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A huge cloud of shit? Wow! I think I smell it too, come on let's go!

moviecriticsonline
  Jun 10, 2014
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Man, I love this movie! Can't wait to get it on Blu.

HuggyBear73
  Jun 10, 2014
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"Go deeper, Jonathan!"
Nailwraps
  Jun 10, 2014
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You're positive this is coming from Paramount? Because MGM owns this film. :/

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Ken Brown
  Jun 10, 2014
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@Nailwraps: yes, the Paramount Home Entertainment site has the listing and details. It notes that the commentary is from the old MGM DVD release, but the upcoming BD release is definitely Paramount. The trailer posted is also from Paramount's YouTube page, where the studio posts catalog trailers for films for which they have distribution rights (or have ownership in some capacity, as several trailers are for titles currently distributed as part of the 600+ release Warner/Paramount deal). Hope that helps clarify.

Simon Lewis
  Jun 10, 2014
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The UK DVD was cropped to 16:9 so it would be good to have this on blu-ray, hopefully in the correct 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
BRH
  Jun 10, 2014
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Supplemental? Supplemental. Yeah. It's extra, that's what it means. Would you be interested? Interested?

fdm
  Jun 10, 2014
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Best bowling movie ever.

Sutekh
  Jun 10, 2014
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Kingpin was made by Rysher Entertainment, MGM just distributed the film for them, they don't own it. Since Kingpin's release, Rysher restructured and now has most of it's films distributed by Paramount and most of it's tv shows distributed by MGM.

FlyBry
  Jun 10, 2014
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You really jarred something loose, tiger.
ScottDS
  Jun 10, 2014
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When La-La Land Records released Shirley Walker's score to another Rysher film (Turbulence) someone asked and they said they had to deal with Paramount, as that's where the library is.

So, yeah... that's the deal.

SapGoblin
  Jun 10, 2014
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FINALLY!

qb2333
  Jun 10, 2014
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About time we all got Munsoned

bjisba41
  Jun 10, 2014
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THANK GOD!!!!

HulonPateJr
  Jun 10, 2014
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Long Over due!
dawnofdave
  Jun 10, 2014
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"You know what the bible says about not forgiving people...... its against it."

One4Deuce
  Jun 10, 2014
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I actually just yelled, "Yes!" when I read this... Excited to see this coming to Blu-ray.
AddictedAICN
  Jun 10, 2014
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LOVE this movie. I still quote "We don't have a cow, we have a bull" to this day

jimbo87400
  Jun 10, 2014
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Classic flick that still has me laughing hard after all these years. Definite buy!

brid
  Jun 10, 2014
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more Vanessa Angel on Blu?, yes please. Please can I have Another Chance (1989) as well - Jackie Johanson mmm....
kire1966
  Jun 10, 2014
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Excellent movie, had so much fun with this one, can't wait to see it on Blu-ray.

Kakihara
  Jun 10, 2014
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Yes! "You don't mow another man's lawn!"

dannalexcon
  Jun 10, 2014
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Great news! This movie is hilarious!

KillingMurphy
  Jun 10, 2014
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FINALLY! This movie was long overdue for an upgrade since the original DVD (which I've had since it first came out). Can't wait to own this - it's neck and neck with There's Something About Mary for my favorite Farrelly brothers comedy.
matt86
  Jun 10, 2014
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I like that both cuts are included. If I'm not mistaken, the theatrical cut was never released on dvd right? Seems there were more deleted scenes never shown, though. I'll get this. Fun movie.
mjbethancourt
  Jun 10, 2014
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'Bout time! I think this has been on my Amazon "DVDs that need to go blu" shopping list since 2007.

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Schlagermeister
  Jun 10, 2014
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Wow! I've been waiting for this one for a long time. I love Bill Murray's character in this movie, perfect sleazy character. The scene where Munson is paying the rent in an unconventional way and while he's throwing up in the toilet she tells him "you really jarred something loose tiger.", still sends a shiver down my spine. I can't wait.

CandyStalker
  Jun 10, 2014
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Overrated. Randy Quaid is probably the worst casting EVER. Should have been a twenty-something, not a forty-something. And the usual horrible, horrible Farrelly brothers mix-tape soundtrack. Ech.
But it has some funny moments despite these considerable oversights.

PeterTHX
  Jun 11, 2014
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Both cuts! Excellent!

scottish_punk
  Jun 11, 2014
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A textbook Day 1 for me!
jusyou
  Jun 11, 2014
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Why don't you eat that outside then come back in when you're done. Hi, not you. Hi. CLASSIC.

CHERRYGARCIA
  Jun 11, 2014
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Big Ern in HD..yes please!!

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MikaLove
  Jun 11, 2014
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Yeah! Another great movie comin' out! With SUPPLEMENTALS too!
You're doing a Munson if you don't buy it!

DeyoreW
  Jun 11, 2014
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"And you call this a bowling alley!"

One of my favorite comedies...

xenith25
  Jun 11, 2014
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Ernie McCracken's hair...most hilarious thing ever

Shakingman
  Jun 11, 2014
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Now this is a funny movie. Too bad the Farrlley Brothers couldn't keep it up with their insane humour!

bowlingbilly10
  Jun 12, 2014
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Never seen this. This will be a blind buy for me.

mjcavinder
  Jun 13, 2014
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I love on the commentary where one or both of the Farrelly brothers say that actor Sayed Badreya (who has a small part in the film) is really a terrorist. it really sounds like they either believe or mean it.

anyone who hasn't seen Kingpin should run and buy it!

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wrist
  Jun 13, 2014
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Finally one of my favourite movies coming to BD. I will never forget the first time I watched this. Tears rolling down my face Lol


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