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Here’s a bit of great news for fans of celluloid satire: Kentucky Fried Movie will be making its blu-ray debut in July, courtesy of Shout! Factory.  This hilarious and irreverent satire of television, movies and commercials was an important early credit for director John Landis and was the film writing debut for the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team that would later take the cinematic comedy world storm with Airplane! and The Naked Gun.  The new disc will also contain a commentary track and an interview with the Zucker brothers.  Read on for all shotgun-satire details…

THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE

TO BE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY

FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

JULY 2, 2013

The Kentucky Fried Movie – uncensored, uncut and unapologetic.

Now available on Blu-ray for the first time!

Los Angeles, CA – Shout! Factory has announced the July 2 release of The Kentucky Fried Movie on Blu-ray! Special features include an audio commentary by director John Landis, writers Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and producer Robert K. Weiss; a conversation with David and Jerry Zucker; and original mono audio.  Kentucky Fried Movie is available for pre-order now.

The original take-off cult classic from the highly successful team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker (Airplane, The Naked Gun), this “uproariously funny [film]” (TV Guide) launched a thousand laughs and serves as a precursor to the raunch-fests of the ‘80s and the blockbuster success of the Farrelly Brothers films. Directed by the legendary John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers), The Kentucky Fried Movie features a lewd, loosely connected collection of skits that spoof blaxploitation films, news shows, porno movies, TV commercials, kung fu flicks and more!

Including well-known stars such as Bill Bixby, Donald Sutherland, Tony Dow, George Lazenby and Henry Gibson, this one-of-a-kind film features over 22 gut-bustingly hilarious segments including “Cleopatra Schwartz,” “The Wonderful World Of Sex,” “Catholic High School Girls In Trouble,” “A Fistful Of Yen,” and more!

The Kentucky Fried Movie Special Features:

•          Audio Commentary By Director John Landis, Writers Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, Jim Abrahams And Producer Robert K. Weiss

•          A Conversation With David And Jerry Zucker: A Feature-Length Interview With The Co-Creators Of The Kentucky Fried Movie, Airplane! And The Naked Gun About Their Lives And Career, From Growing Up And Starting Out In Show Business To Their Comedy Influences And Spoofing Midnight Cowboy

•          Original Mono Audio