Paramount and Gary Sanchez Productions announced today that there will be an all-new "no joke" cut of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues that will be available exclusively on digital release formats.
The Anchorman 2 DVD arrives today (our review will publish later today!) and in an effort to prove that the Anchorman story works without the humor, Andy McKay and producer Judd Apatow will unveil a never-before-seen dramatic cut of their hit film.
“Comedies often fail to get the consideration they deserve because laughter masks the serious storytelling going on beneath the surface,” Apatow said. “This new cut illustrates that Anchorman 2 can hold its weight against any drama.”
Check out the teaser clip of this new dramatic cut:
McKay further explains why this release is so important.
“People know that Will and I do many joke options for our movies, but I think what gets lost is the fact that underneath the laughs there's a very powerful drama at work. Movies like Sophie's Choice, Ordinary People and Breaking the Waves are the movies that inspire Will and me,” McKay added.
“I'm just glad, with the no joke cut, audiences can finally appreciate the rawness and drama of Anchorman 2.”
Check out all those Anchorman 2 quotes that got cut from the film to get your humor on before checking out the “no joke” cut, exclusively on digital formats. And why not see how it all began and watch Anchorman online.