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Super-sized R rated version of Anchorman 2 coming to theaters for one week

Feb. 21, 2014by:

Do you want or need more Ron Burgundy in your life? Then I've got some great news for you. A super-sized R rated version of ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES will be hitting select theaters for one week only starting February 28th. The extended version will contain 763 new jokes, and although it's not clear what the runtime will be, the original was 1 hour and 59 minutes long, so we could be looking at an almost three hour long cut of Will Ferrell's movie.

In a statement director Adam McKay says the super-sized cut is for hardcore ANCHORMAN fans only, so if you don't think you can handle that much Ron Burgundy, you should probably avoid this new version.

“When my editor told me we had a whole different version of the movie that was more than two hours long with nearly 800 new jokes, I was shocked. But when Paramount said they were actually going to put it in theaters, I did an 1950's spit take.  If you're a hardcore Anchorman fan go see this. If you're not, stay very far away."

McKay had previously teased an alternate cut with 250 different jokes, and even though the director said he would love it if the cut had a midnight showing, I think most of us expected to see it on DVD, not in theaters. A trailer and a clip for the R rated version have also been released, which you can check out below.

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Clip:

Doesn't this kind of remind you of WAKE UP, RON BURGUNDY: THE LOST MOVIE? The film was created with unused footage from the first movie, and was released straight to DVD. Many ANCHORMAN fans didn't think it wasn't nearly as good as the original, but hopefully this extended version of ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES will be much better than the lost movie.

For ticket information on the super-sized version, visit the official site here.

Extra Tidbit: Are you interested in a longer version of ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES, or do you think it'll be too much?
Source: ParamountTHR

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5:59PM on 02/21/2014
So is this version going to include all the bits that were shown in the trailers/commercials but left out of the movie?

Also, will this version edit out the Kristen Wiig romance? Because those were the worst scenes from the original film.
So is this version going to include all the bits that were shown in the trailers/commercials but left out of the movie?

Also, will this version edit out the Kristen Wiig romance? Because those were the worst scenes from the original film.
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2:25PM on 02/21/2014

I probably won't see this

Not because I'm not interested. In fact, I'm very interested! Its just that when Anchorman 2 first came out I was overwhelmed with exams therefore I missed it. I won't see this because I'd like to see the original release first. I'm hoping to catch this version on the Blu-Ray.
Not because I'm not interested. In fact, I'm very interested! Its just that when Anchorman 2 first came out I was overwhelmed with exams therefore I missed it. I won't see this because I'd like to see the original release first. I'm hoping to catch this version on the Blu-Ray.
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2:01PM on 02/21/2014
I'm there. I guess I'm the only one that thought the sequel was better than the original. Sure there were a few slow parts, but what movie doesn't have those.
I'm there. I guess I'm the only one that thought the sequel was better than the original. Sure there were a few slow parts, but what movie doesn't have those.
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1:48PM on 02/21/2014
My biggest problem with Anchorman 2 was the length so an even longer version doesn't entice me at all.
My biggest problem with Anchorman 2 was the length so an even longer version doesn't entice me at all.
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9:51AM on 02/21/2014

Sigh

I'm off that week, so they'll be getting more of my money. I can honestly say I hated Anchorman 2, but I'll always be back. I hope this version just removes his son entirely.
I'm off that week, so they'll be getting more of my money. I can honestly say I hated Anchorman 2, but I'll always be back. I hope this version just removes his son entirely.
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8:53AM on 02/21/2014
I thought the movie was hilarious, but I thought it would have been a little better from all the hype and promos. That being said, I'm excited to see this new version and to see what jokes got edited out of the final film.
I thought the movie was hilarious, but I thought it would have been a little better from all the hype and promos. That being said, I'm excited to see this new version and to see what jokes got edited out of the final film.
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