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This is Spinal Tap 25th AE (R2/UK BD) in September

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of This is Spinal Tap: Up To 11 Edition on 7th September 2009. Rob Reiner’s directorial debut is this spoof music documentary starring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer as the three members of the fictional heavy-metal/hard rock band Spinal Tap. Satirizing the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard-rock and heavy-metal bands, This is Spinal Tap presents a second-rate band made up of aging band members who are desperately trying to cling onto what little fame they used to have.

There are three versions being released, a 3 DVD box-set (£19.99 RRP), a Blu-ray (£24.99 RRP) and a limited edition Marshall Amp edition (£69.99 RRP).

The Marshall amp edition includes:

  • Limited Edition customised fully working Marshall amp (going up to 11)
  • Numbered speciall amp packaging
  • 7 original art cards
  • 5 Disc Stonehenge digi pack – including:
    • Discs 1-3 - DVD content as per the 3-Disc DVD box-set (detailed below)
    • Disc 4: The Blu-ray of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’
    • Disc 5: The Original Soundtrack CD

Extras on the Blu-ray Disc (all on a single-disc with the film) and the 3 DVD box-set include:

Disc 1:
  • Fully re-mastered feature
  • This is Spinal Tap: Up to 11 - Brand new 25th Anniversary Documentary feat. Ricky Gervais, Eddie Izzard, Martin Freeman, Anvil, Serge Pizzorno and more (43 mins)
  • Audio Commentary by the band
  • Menu commentary by the band
  • Go To 11 - Menu animation feature

Disc 2:
  • The Return of Spinal Tap Royal Albert Hall concert (57 mins)
  • 2007 Live Earth footage & Live Earth reunion short film (4 mins 20)
  • National Geographic Stonehenge interviews with Nigel (9 mins 1)
  • Sprinkle some ****in Fairy Dust On It - interview with Reg Presley of The Troggs (6 mins 54)

Disc 3:
  • Outtakes** (1 hr 7 mins)
  • Original Trailers (7 mins)
  • 4 x Music Videos (12 mins 27)
  • TV Spots (1 min 37)
  • Cutting Room Floor Deleted Scenes incl Heavy Metal Memories, Flower People, Cheese Roll trailer
  • EPK featurettes (20 mins 50)
  • Creative Meeting & Bitch School Videos (4 mins 33)

DVD Tech Specs:
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English and French DD2.0 Stereo
  • Subtitles (Main Feature): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish
  • Subtitles (Extras & Commentary): French, German

Blu-ray Tech Specs:
  • 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • English and French Stereo LPCM
  • Subtitles (Main Feature): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish
  • Subtitles (Extras & Commentary): French, German

** outtakes include Romance, Mystery & Sheer Sex / Opening Night Party / Promo Spots / Derek’s Out of Circulation / Tommy’s Corruption / Backstage / Trouble in Memphis / Respects to the King / On the Air with Spinal Tap / Son of St Hubbins / Roma ’79 / Recording Studio Meltdown / Nigel’s Replacement / Tap at The Zoo

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