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What indication is there that this is a Universal release? I don’t see it listed on the preorder
 

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MCA once released this on VHS and subsequent Cheech and Chong films were produced by Universal, so there may be some sort of unusual rights situation with this title.
 

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MCA once released this on VHS and subsequent Cheech and Chong films were produced by Universal, so there may be some sort of unusual rights situation with this title.

Universal only produced Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie. Nice Dreams and Things are Tough were produced by Columbia, then Paramount did Still Smokin’.
 

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Very odd. When the preorders first went up, Amazon listed these as a Universal release. I suppose it has since been changed.
 

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Celebrate 40 Years of Feeling Very Funny



UP IN SMOKE


40th Anniversary Edition Lights Up April 10, 2018 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with Brand New Short-Form Documentary “How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40” and More



Deluxe Collector’s Edition Pairs Blu-ray with Original Soundtrack on CD and VINYL LP,

Along with Newly Recorded “2018 Version” of “Up In Smoke”


HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Fire up the home entertainment system and call your buds because the ultimate stoner comedy is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The high-larious cannabis cultural epic breakthrough UP IN SMOKE will “… grab you by the poo poo” all over again when it arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. A special Deluxe Collector’s Edition, pairing the Blu-ray with the original soundtrack on CD and VINYL LP in deluxe packaging, will arrive the following week on 4/20 from Rhino, featuring a newly recorded “2018 version” of the title song “Up In Smoke.”

In 1978, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong made their feature film debut in UP IN SMOKE, the outrageously funny classic inspired by their now legendary comedy routines of the early ‘70s. Following massive success with over 10 million comedy albums sold, four Grammy nominations and a win for Best Comedy Recording for “Los Cochinos,” Cheech and Chong took Hollywood by storm when UP IN SMOKE became a smash hit, establishing the pair as the reigning comedy duo of a new generation. Today, the film still has viewers rolling in the aisles and maintains surprising cultural relevance four decades after its original release.

“The greatest thrill is making your first movie and this one has been seen and been influential all over the world for over forty years,” said Richard “Cheech” Marin. “Up in Smokestarted stoner movies and is still going strong so smoke it up one more time.”

“Where did the time go? 40 years ago we made low budget movies that grossed over 100 million and are still being watched all over the world! And it also helped legalize an important medicine,” said Thomas Chong. “I am so proud that a movie bearing a title of a simple song I wrote would be so influential for so many years.”

In UP IN SMOKE Cheech and Chong play wannabe musicians and stoners who unwittingly smuggle a van made of marijuana from Mexico to L.A. Their drug-laced humor keeps their spirits high as they unknowingly elude the police and meander their way to an outrageous finale at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood where Cheech performs in a pink tutu and Chong plays drums in a red body suit with a Quaalude logo.

The UP IN SMOKE Blu-ray Combo Pack features a brand new short-form documentary entitled “How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40,” which chronicles the duo’s comedy history, as well as the origins and impact of the film itself. Capturing a complex and fascinating pop culture odyssey, the documentary incorporates new interviews with Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong and producer/director Lou Adler along with archival footage. The Combo Pack is also loaded with previously released bonus material including deleted scenes, commentary, a music video and more.

The UP IN SMOKE Deluxe Collector’s Edition is presented in a 12x12 package, limited to 5,000 copies. The set pairs the Blu-ray with the original soundtrack on CD and VINYL LP, as well as a 7-inch picture disc, oversized “Up In Smoke” rolling papers, a film poster, and booklet with new essays by both Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, along with rare and unseen photos. In addition to the new version of “Up In Smoke,” the CD also features another previously unreleased version of the song from 1978 with an additional Spanish verse by Cheech.




UP IN SMOKE 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Combo Pack

The UP IN SMOKE Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French Mono Dolby Digital, Spanish Mono Dolby Digital, Portuguese Mono Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the Combo Pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Mono Dolby Digital, Spanish Mono Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, and Spanish subtitles. The Combo Pack includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray

  • Feature film in high definition
  • Commentary by Cheech Marin and director Lou Adler
  • How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40—NEW!
  • Roach Clips with Optional Commentary (deleted scenes)
  • Lighting It Up: A Look Back at Up In Smoke
  • “Earache My Eye” featuring Alice Bowie: Animated Music Video
  • Cheech & Chong’s “The Man Song”
  • Vintage Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer

DVD


  • Feature film in standard definition
  • Commentary by Cheech Marin and director Lou Adler
  • How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40—NEW!
  • Roach Clips with Optional Commentary (deleted scenes)
  • Lighting It Up: A Look Back at Up In Smoke
  • “Earache My Eye” featuring Alice Bowie: Animated Music Video
  • Cheech & Chong’s “The Man Song”
  • Vintage Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer

UP IN SMOKE 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collector’s Edition (Blu-Ray/CD/VINYL LP)

The UP IN SMOKE Deluxe Collector’s Edition comes housed in a 12x12 six-panel gatefold package and is limited to 5,000 copies. The set features the Blu-ray detailed above as well as the following:

CD

  • Original soundtrack album featuring classic Cheech & Chong songs like “Up In Smoke” and “Earache My Eye,” other music from the film, and audio clips from the film
  • Previously unreleased version of the song “Up In Smoke” with an additional Spanish verse by Cheech
  • “2018 version” of “Up In Smoke”
VINYL LP

  • Original soundtrack album on vinyl. Back in print for the first time since its initial release in 1978
Picture Disc

  • 7-inch picture disc of “Earache My Eye” b/w “Lost Due To Incompetence (Theme From A Big Green Van)” with an image of Cheech from the film on the A-side and the classic “YESCA” license plate image on the B-side
Extras

  • Oversized “Up In Smoke” usable rolling papers
  • 11x17 film poster with original, tagline “Don’t Go Straight To See This Movie”
  • Booklet with new essays by both Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong along with rare and unseen photos

UP IN SMOKE 40th Anniversary DVD

The UP IN SMOKE single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Mono Dolby Digital, Spanish Mono Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, and Spanish subtitles. The DVD includes the following:

  • Feature film in standard definition
  • Commentary by Cheech Marin and director Lou Adler
  • How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40—NEW!
  • Roach Clips with Optional Commentary (deleted scenes)
  • Lighting It Up: A Look Back at Up In Smoke
  • “Earache My Eye” featuring Alice Bowie: Animated Music Video
  • Cheech & Chong’s “The Man Song”
  • Vintage Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer


UP IN SMOKE 40th Anniversary

Street Date: April 10, 2018 (Blu-ray & DVD)

April 20, 2018 (Deluxe Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, CD, VINYL LP)

U.S. Rating: R for pervasive drug use throughout, crude and sexual content and some language including sexual references
 
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Interesting.

Deluxe Edition.

That better be extra large rolling papers in there!

Note: There is a vinyl and digital audio edition. Choose carefully


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I remember laughing my butt off when watching this in the theater back in the day. Recently rewatched it, and turned it off 1/2 thru. Funny how what we thought was hysterical as a teenager, turns into something pretty stupid as a middle age man
 

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I remember laughing my butt off when watching this in the theater back in the day. Recently rewatched it, and turned it off 1/2 thru. Funny how what we thought was hysterical as a teenager, turns into something pretty stupid as a middle age man

Happens to me all the time. Hope it doesn't happen to me again when I revisit this film for the first time in 30+ years
 

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I remember laughing my butt off when watching this in the theater back in the day. Recently rewatched it, and turned it off 1/2 thru. Funny how what we thought was hysterical as a teenager, turns into something pretty stupid as a middle age man
Cheech and Chong might be the ultimate "you had to be there" comedians. They were very funny in their time period but their routine has aged really poorly.

I saw the 2nd and 3rd C&C movies as a kid and liked them, but they don't look so hot now - though I still love Paul Reubens' "Hamburger Howie" from "Nice Dreams".

I never saw "Smoke" until I got the DVD, and it was a largely unfunny mess.

Maybe I'll like it more when I see the Blu-ray!
 

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Cheech and Chong might be the ultimate "you had to be there" comedians. They were very funny in their time period but their routine has aged really poorly.

I saw the 2nd and 3rd C&C movies as a kid and liked them, but they don't look so hot now - though I still love Paul Reubens' "Hamburger Howie" from "Nice Dreams".

I never saw "Smoke" until I got the DVD, and it was a largely unfunny mess.

Maybe I'll like it more when I see the Blu-ray!

Colin,

Is that infamous, "I'm not sorry I took the money!"?
 

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