Anchorman-Legend of Ron Burgundy

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It's the 70's and ron burgundy is the king of san diego - the most popular anchorman in town. In ron's world, women don't belong in the newsroom, unless they're doing cooking segments. So when rising star reporter veronice corningstone fills in for ro one night and ratings soar, it makes him think. And that's not easy!


Studio Paramount
SKU 40698375
UPC 678149167726
UPC 14 00678149167726
Format DVD
Release Date 1/26/2010
Rating UR
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note It's the early 1970s and the local anchorman is not only a source of news but a revered local hero. In San Diego, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), a mustachioed bachelor with a taste for scotch, unparalleled passion for the jazz flute, and a near-telepathic connection with his spirited mutt, Baxter, is that man. Rounding out Ron's testosterone-heavy news team are his close friends--cologne-obsessed man-on-the-street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sports reporter Champ Kind (Dave Koechner), and mentally challenged weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell). Their male camaraderie is challenged, though, when producer Ed Harken (Fred Willard), pressured by changing times, brings the first female reporter, ambitious Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), to the team. Ron finds his chauvinistic ideals compromised further when he starts falling in love with her.^Fueled by Ferrell's singularly loopy persona, ANCHORMAN joins the long list of comedies which have successfully poked fun at the styles and mores of the '70s. Here, with Ferrell's script and Adam McKay's direction, the character of Ron Burgundy becomes a full-bodied comic creation whose possibilities for laughs aren't nearly exhausted by the end credits. The result is an often hilarious celebration of moustaches, wide neckties, alcohol abuse, and good, old-fashioned sexism.
Entertainment Weekly "The movie is funny when it's nasty..." 07/16/2004 p.52-3
Rolling Stone "Will Ferrell is the go-to guy if you want to laugh yourself silly....ANCHORMAN slaps a goofy smile on your face." 08/05/2004 p.121
Uncut "[E]xecuted with amiable good humour." 10/01/2004 p.144,"[T]his is wonderfully stupid stuff with many glorious moments of inspired slapstick....Sublime." 03/01/2005 p.135
Sight and Sound "[E]ndearingly daft....[With] a terrifically silly WEST SIDE STORY-style scrap between rival news teams..." 10/01/2004 p.42
Los Angeles Times "[I]t's a hoot..." 07/09/2004 p.E1
Chicago Sun-Times "Funny and sometimes wicked." 12/31/2004 p.13
Adam McKay
Steven Carell
Christina Applegate
Will Ferrell
Cast & Crew
Adam McKay - Director
Adam McKay - Screenplay
Brent White - Editor
Chris Parnell - Actor
Christina Applegate - Actor
Danny Trejo - Actor
Fred Willard - Actor
Judd Apatow - Producer
Kathryn Hahn - Actor
Luke Wilson - Actor
Paul Rudd - Actor
Steve Carell - Actor
Thomas E. Ackerman - Cinematographer
Will Ferrell - Screenplay
Will Ferrell - Actor
Steve Carell - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 91677
UPC 00678149167726
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Anchorman's satirical bent makes the comedy seem richer. One of the areas where the film has
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review If you sense the presence of recycled jokes from Animal House onward, you'd be right. But you'd be w
Reviewer Peter Travers
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Sometimes the key to satire is to stay fairly close to the source. Anchorman, like This Is
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Unrated, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English
Product Attributes
Actor Ferrell,Will
Label Dreamworks Pictures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Desson Howe, Washington Post Wonderfully silly all the time.
Eric Campos, Film Threat Full force Will Ferrell at his best. And as an added bonus, we all get one of the funniest movies of the year...that is if you don't mind your humor on the rude and crude side.
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post You will laugh. Then you will laugh some more. Then you will laugh still again.

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