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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Pre-Fab Four Return! "THE RUTLES:ANTHOLOGY"- Remastered in HD and 5.1 Audio!



Remastered in HD and 5.1 Audio

Available November 19th in Canada and December 3 in the US on DVD/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack

LOS ANGELES, CA – The greatest rock mockumentary of all time makes its Blu-ray debut with The Rutles: Anthology releasing on Nov. 19 in Canada and Dec. 3 in the U.S. Led by a brand new high-definition restoration and sound mix of the Broadway Video classic All You Need is Cash, the package gives fans a sharper look at the perfect parody of The Beatles from Monty Python founding member Eric Idle.

Originally introduced by Idle in his post-Python BBC satire Rutland Weekend Television, All You Need Is Cash was brought to prime time in a 1978 TV special.   Produced by Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels, directed by Gary Weis and featuring the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players, the film follows the epic rise and fall of the tight-trousered lads from Rutland as they hit the top of the pops and the heights of absurdity.
Bonus features on the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack include a new interview with Eric Idle, 2004’s sequel The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch and the original “Rutland Weekend” sketch from Saturday Night Live that aired in 1976 when Idle hosted the late night series. The SRP for The Rutles: Anthology is $29.98 in Canada and $24.98 in the U.S.

The Rutles are played by Eric Idle, Neil Innes, John Halsey and Ricky Fataar. Innes sound-a-likes “I Must Be in Love,” “Cheese & Onions” and “Ouch!” are so close to Lennon and McCartney that they are on the playlists of Beatle tribute bands today.

In Can’t Buy Me Lunch, celebrity artists, actors and musicians came forward to revisit and reflect on how The Rutles influenced them and the cultural landscape. Guest stars include: George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Bianca Jagger, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Lorne Michaels, Carrie Fisher, Michael Palin, Paul Simon, Gary Shandling, David Bowie, Ron Wood, Steve Martin, Conan O’Brien, Salman Rushdie, Jimmy Fallon, Robin Williams and many more.

The Rutles: Anthology, distributed exclusively by Video Services Corp., is remixed and restored to all its glory with a soundtrack by Innes that’s never sounded so good. Years before This is Spinal Tap, The Rutles brought accuracy, lunacy and affection to the rock and roll parody genre, making the fake band almost as iconic as the real life Liverpool inspiration.

Street Date: November 19, 2013 (Canada), December 3, 2013 (US)
Copyright: © 2013 Broadway Video Entertainment, Inc.
SRP $29.98 (Canada) $24.95 (US)
Selection Number: BRO2027
UPC Code: 7-78854-20279-5
Running Time: 130 minutes

About Video Services Corp
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross , Video Services Corp. is a leading independent film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles . With a vast catalogue strong in television, sports and comedy, some of VSC's releases include Comedy Now! Starring Russell Peters, Long Story Short from Colin Quinn and three seasons of the IFC hit sketchcom Portlandia.

About Broadway Video
Broadway Video Entertainment (BVE) is a global media and entertainment company led by Lorne Michaels, the creator and executive producer of "Saturday Night Live" and executive producer of “30 Rock,” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." More recently BVE produced "Portlandia" and “The Awesomes" and in 2014 will add “The Tonight Show” and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" to its production slate. BVE has several divisions focused on the creation, acquisition and distribution of content on a worldwide basis. The main parts of the company include: BVE's television and movie divisions, which produce some of the country's most popular TV programming and feature films; Broadway Video Enterprises, BVE's distribution arm, which creates brand extensions and distributes BV's library in over 170 countries; Broadway Video Ventures, BVE's investment and acquisition arm focused on emerging technology and media companies; Above Average Productions, a leading online comedy network and digital studio, Broadway Video Post Production, a state-of-the-art design and post production facility staffed by the industry's most creative visual and sound designers.

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