Withnail and I 20th Anniversary Edition in October
Anchor Bay have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Withnail and I (20th Anniversary Edition) for 2nd October 2006 priced at £15.99. Two decades ago, struggling actor and Oscar nominated screenwriter Bruce Robinson (The Killing Fields) unleashed his directorial debut feature upon the world – the semi-autobiographical comedy, Withnail and I. Since its release, the film has quite rightly come to be regarded as a cult classic, universally praised by critics and the public alike. One of the most quoted films of all time, it even spawned its own drinking game which has become nothing short of a rite of passage for college and university students everywhere.
Now, to celebrate the film's 20th Anniversary, Anchor Bay UK is releasing Withnail and I as a special edition three-disc DVD set, featuring brand new bonus features that include what many fans will regard as the Holy Grail of "Withnail" extras – the first ever audio commentary by writer-director Bruce Robinson, newly recorded by Bruce especially for this Anniversary Edition! Presented in a special steel slipcase, this triple disc set also comes complete with a CD of the film's highly sought after original soundtrack.
- Digitally remastered widescreen presentation feature
- Audio commentary by writer-director Bruce Robinson
- Audio commentary by actors Paul McGann and Ralph Brown
- Stereo 2.0 and option 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound and DTS
- Brand new interview with writer-director Bruce Robinson
- "Postcards From Penrith" featurette
- "Withnail and Us" – 1999 documentary on "Withnail and I"
- Drinking game
- Behind the scenes stills by Ralph Steadman
- Original Theatrical Trailer
Disc Three: "Withnail and I" original soundtrack