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#1 of 6 Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 20 2010 - 01:11 AM

Tune In for Some of the Biggest Names in Comedy, Including Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick and Jack Black, in Director Ben Stiller, Writer Lou Holtz Jr., and Producer Judd Apatow’s Dark Comedy


On Blu-ray Disc™ March 1st, Wired with Unreleased Footage, Over 20 Minutes of Deleted and Extended Scenes, All-New Commentary with Carrey, Stiller and Apatow,

Two Full-Length TV Specials, and Much More!


Culver City, Calif. (Dec. 20, 2010) – Comedy fans will learn the hard way that there is no such thing as free cable when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings The Cable Guy to Blu-ray Disc on March 1, 2011 for the SRP of $24.95. This dark comedy stars Jim Carrey (Liar Liar, The Mask) as a lonely and disturbed cable installer looking for a new friend in and unsuspecting bachelor played by Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off). Unsettling consequences ensue when Broderick’s character rejects the cable guy’s forced friendship.

Directed by Ben Stiller (Zoolander) and produced by Judd Apatow (Superbad), The Cable Guy boasts a roster of comedic talent that includes appearances by Jack Black (School of Rock, Year One), Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Janeane Garofalo (Reality Bites), Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers) and Andy Dick (Old School).

Special features on The Cable Guy Blu-ray Disc include never-before-released footage from the archives of Ben Stiller and Judd Apatow, including more than 20 minutes of deleted scenes, an all-new commentary with Carrey, Stiller and Apatow, a gag reel, rehearsal footage, TV specials from HBO and Comedy Central, audition and camera test footage, and a music video.

The Cable Guy Synopsis
Jim Carrey is Chip Douglas, cable installer. Raised on television sitcoms, he wants life to look just like My Three Sons. And when he meets single guy Steven Kovacs (Matthew Broderick, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), he sees his chance for some serious male bonding. But Chip's idea of friendship - which includes physical assault, a game of 'Porno Password' and a medieval joust - may be hazardous to Steven's health. In Chip's own immortal words, "I can be your best friend... or your worst enemy." The film is directed by Ben Stiller (Reality Bites).

Special Features Include:

  • NEW Feature Commentary with Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow, and Jim Carrey
  • Gag Reel 
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
    • Robin Turns Steven Down 
    • Chip & Robin Lunch
    • Sam Sweet
    • Dinner 
    • Steven & Robin After Dinner
    • The Terminator 
    • My Three Sons  
    • Nightmare ALT 
    • Ending Part 1 ALT 
  • [*] HBO First Look: The Cable Guy  [*] Comedy Central Canned Ham Presents: The Cable Guy  [*] Rehearsals
    • Basketball 
    • Medieval Times 
    • Breakfast 
    • Ending Mud Fight 
    • Karaoke ALT – Bust A Move 
    [*] Nightmare Camera Test  [*] Leslie Mann Audition  [*] Leave Me Alone Music Video  [*] The Cable Guy Trailer 

The Cable Guy has a run time of 96 minutes and is rated PG-13 for dark thematic elements and crude humor. Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

The Cable Guy

Catalog #: 34191

UPC Code: 043396341913

Order Date: 1/27/2011

SRP: $24.95

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#2 of 6 Jeff Robertson

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Posted December 20 2010 - 03:54 AM

Cool! I have been waiting for this and I'm very pleased to see that extras have been included.

This is a very underrated dark comedy and one of Carrey's best performances. It is surprising to see this one come out ahead of Sony's other catalog titles.

#3 of 6 Joseph J.D

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Posted December 20 2010 - 12:34 PM

I agree....this is a very underrated film.  I consider it one of my favourite Jim Carrey films....at least top 3.  I never did buy the DVD but I will definitely get this.

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#4 of 6 Jeff Adkins

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Posted December 21 2010 - 03:17 AM

Terrific film!  I'm really looking forward to this.

#5 of 6 Carlo Medina

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Posted December 21 2010 - 06:55 PM

Oh I see...we're playing prison rules...

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Posted December 22 2010 - 02:00 PM

Originally Posted by Jeff Robertson 

Cool! I have been waiting for this and I'm very pleased to see that extras have been included.

This is a very underrated dark comedy and one of Carrey's best performances. It is surprising to see this one come out ahead of Sony's other catalog titles.

I agree this film got an undeserved bad rap when it was released (and few critics liked it, most notably Gene Siskel), and I'm glad to see it coming. I had the laserdisc, it rotted (typical of Columbia TriStar LDs), and never bought the DVD; it was one of those early WS/P&S flipper discs that became a P&S only reissue. I can't believe it's been 15 years since this film's release.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.