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Genre: Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Fred Willard
Director: Adam McKay
Rating: NC-16 (Sexual Humour)
Year Made: 2004
Link: www.dreamworks.com




- Feature Commentary
- "Afternoon Delight" Music Video
- Cinemax making of Anchorman
- Bloopers
- Deleted Scenes

- Meet The Fockers Int Trailer #1




Languages: English/Thai
Subtitles: English/Simple Chinese/
Thai/Cantonese/Trad Mandarin/
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 34 mins
Region Code: 3




Will Ferrell is Ron Burgundy, a top-rated 1970's San Diego anchorman who believes women have a place in the newsroom- as long as they stick to covering fashion shows or late -breaking cooking stories. So when Ron is told he'll be working with a bright young newswoman who's beautiful, ambitious and smart enough to be more than eye candy, it's not just a clash of two TV people with really great hair- it's war!


After Jim Carrey and Mike Myers, Will Ferrell is the latest SNL alumnus to grace the screen in recent years with his trademark madcap, deadpan comic delivery. With his frequent collaborator director/writer Adam McKay, they came up with the antics of a fictional anchorman, Ron Burgundy. A man who will read anything that is placed on the teleprompter with intelligence lower than the average man but egos twice as big than others.

The story is set in the 70’s where male chauvinistic ruled the earth (it’s still existing today but less significant of course), having a female news anchor is considered sacrilegious except covering gossipy, late-night events and cats fashion show! In comes an ambitious sexy and smart girl, Veronica Corningstone (played by Christina Applegate) vying for the place of main anchor for the 6pm news slot. The slot occupied by the most famous anchorman in San Diego, Ron Burgundy.

You know you are going to have a great time ahead just by reading the above.

You know Will Ferrell and his bunch of merry men (Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Fred Willard and Steve Carell) are going to shoot expletives and insane one-liners and make jokes about the anatomy like nobody business.

You know Will Ferrell is going to deliver his usual exaggerated performance sans the rubbery faces.

But what you don’t know is the cameo appearances of Vince Vaugh, Luke Wilson, and Tim Robbins and yes, you heard me right Ben Stiller and Jack Black. We assumed Owen must be hidden somewhere in the back.

For a movie that runs at a slim 90 minutes, there are plenty of gags and ongoings perhaps due to the superb spontaneous chemistry and improvises by the actors on set. Produced by Judd Apatow (40 year old virgin), it’s a pity Anchorman is given the slip here on the big screen, well at least you can savour the offensive humour in the privacy of your own home.

Stay classy, Singapore. This is Linus Tee signing off.


Feature Commentary - You have a whole bunch of guests such as Paul Rudd, David Koechner in addition to Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay on the commentary track. Expect a rowdy and entertaining time, just sit back and enjoy more jokes served by the gang.

"Afternoon Delight" Music Video - Watch Ron Burgundy and his news team ham it up in this mtv parody.

Cinemax making of Anchorman - A 10 minutes making of special which consists of the usual generic stuff such as cast and crew interviews.

Bloopers - We all know it will be hard to put up a straight front if you are doing a Will Ferrell comedy. This is the concrete proof.

Deleted Scenes - There are over 25 minutes of deleted sequences. Some are extended scenes and some are different takes of a same scene. Nevertheless, these are a bunch of crazy stuff that shouldn't be missed.


Since this film is set in the 70's, everything onscreen seem to age a little including the visual clarity, we wonder if it's done on purpose. But overall, the sound mix isn't that bad, at least you can hear very clearly Ferrell's screams and cries. In addition, you might like to hear Ferrell speak in Thai for a change.



Review by Linus Tee


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