Last December’s long-awaited Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues didn’t exactly set the world afire with its arrival, but it proved that it was possible for a comedy sequel to (mostly) succeed provided its heart was in the right place. The bloated, insane follow-up to the 2004 classic Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was released on Blu-ray in time for April Fools’ Day in a stuffed set that includes the PG-13 theatrical cut, an unrated version, and a longer R-rated cut containing 763 new jokes.
But apparently there exists a completely different edit of the film with every trace of funny business stripped away. You can check out a clip from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – The No Joke Cut here below.
The Legend Continues Director: Adam McKay
Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
Cast: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, James Marsden, Dylan Baker Paramount Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 119 Minutes
Release Date: December 18, 2013
“By the hymen of Olivia Newton-John!”
2004’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is, without question, one of the funniest comedies of all time. If it were a hiney, it would be absolutely breathtaking.
With absurd, quote-worthy dialogue and hyper-masculine, mustachioed man-children, Adam Mckay and Will Ferrell‘s 2004 film is a cult classic.
In Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, the Dynamic Duo of Dick Jokesâ„¢ have made a sequel so batshit crazy, so marvelously idiotic, that comparisons to the first film are nigh impossible. This exercise in insanity feels more like a B-side to Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, that bizarro bonus movie assembled from Anchorman‘s abandoned subplots and alternate takes. To put it bluntly, this movie is fucking nuts.
If the announcement of an official Anchorman ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s named Ron Burgundy’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch wasn’t enough for you, it is now being announced that a special Anchorman-inspired blended Scotch whisky is on the way just in time for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
The scotch is called Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve, and it’s a mixture of grain and malt Scotch whiskies from Speyside, Highlands, and Islay, with what’s described as a “rich, fruity flavor and a long finish,” and 40% alcohol by volume.
Continue below to see what Ron Burgundy’s new scotch will look like.
Will Ferrell has been making the rounds to promote Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, usually in character as Ron Burgundy himself. But instead of just showing off trailers and clips, more unique methods are being used to help build buzz for the movie.
We’ve already seen Burgundy doing an anti-piracy ad, and now he’s showing up to do real news in the unlikeliest of places. Ferrell recently did an entire newscast as Burgundy for KXMB in Bismarck, North Dakota. Anchorman 2 isn’t even mentioned once in the 30-minute broadcast. Sure, he does or says something silly once or twice, but for the most part, it’s all business.
A new anti-piracy trailer has been released for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, featuring Will Ferrell as eccentric newsman Ron Burgundy. The trailer was made specially by Paramount Pictures UK, in collaboration with UK anti-piracy search engine FindAnyFilm.com.
In it, Burgundy talks of “smelly pirate hookers” and “gentlemen’s relish,” and not much more needs to be said than that. If you’re a fan of Anchorman and are looking forward to the sequel, you should enjoy it.