MGM Home Entertainment Releases Rob Reiner’s Hilarious Rockumentary Starring Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer Debuts on Blu-ray Disc January 20th

Brand New BD Exclusive Game, Create Your Own Band Sends Those Other Rock Games Back To The High School Auditorium

CENTURY CITY, Calif. Ring in the New Year with the revolutionary UK rock band as This is Spinal Tap screams its way to Blu-ray Disc January 20th from MGM Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award nominee* Rob Reiner (A Few Good Men), This is Spinal Tap is Reiner’s directorial debut and is the Â…absolutely inspired film (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times) responsible for introducing mock documentaries to mainstream American audiences. Renowned comedy director Christopher Guest (Best in Show), Academy AwardÃ’ nominee** Michael McKean (A Mighty Wind) and Emmy Award nominee *** Harry Shearer (Saturday Night Live) star 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. This is Spinal Tap also includes cameo appearances by renowned actors such as Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally), Anjelica Houston (The Addams Family) and Ed Begley, Jr. (Pineapple Express). Inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002, This is Spinal Tap has left an indelible mark on pop culture as evidenced by its numerous imitators and its esteemed spot at number one atop Entertainment Weekly’s Top 50 Cult Movies of All Time.

For the first time fans can own all of the special features included on the previous standard-def as well as Laserdisc versions with a brand new BD-exclusive game, “Create Your Own Band.”

This is Spinal Tap Blu-ray Disc will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.99 U.S. / $37.99 Canada.

* 1993: Best Picture (A Few Good Men)

** 2004: Best Music, Original Score (A Mighty Wind)

***1980: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program (“Saturday Night Live”)


In 1982 legendary British heavy metal band Spinal Tap attempt an American comeback tour accompanied by a fan who is also a film-maker. The resulting documentary, combined with powerful performances of Spinal Tap’s pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows a rock group heading towards crisis, culminating in the infamous affair of the eighteen-inch-high Stonehenge stage prop surrounded by dancing midgets.

Special Features:

The This is Spinal Tap BD release will be authored in BD-Java presented in widescreen format (1.78:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Audio.

Bonus features include:

· NEW Create Your Own Band Game – Create and customize your very own rock star avatars

· Commentary by Spinal Tap

· Commentary by Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer

· Commentary by Director Rob Reiner, Producer Karen Murphy and Editors Robert Leighton

and Kent Beyda

· Deleted Scenes

· Flower People Press Conference

· Spinal Tap appearance on “The Joe Franklin Show”

· Music Videos

o Gimme Some Money

o (Listed to the) Flower People

o Hell Hole

o Big Bottom

· Theatrical Trailer

· Cheese Rolling Trailer

· Rock and Rolls Commercials

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