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“Weird Al” Yankovic’s Cult Classic UHF Gets 4K Blu-Ray for 35th Anniversary

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s cult classic comedy UHF has been released as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

The new release is made from a 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative. In addition to the improved visuals, the Blu-ray offers a plethora of special features. These include previously released audio commentary from both Yankovic and director Jay Levey, as well as deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, and a retrospective panel from San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Fans can grab their copy now.

Co-written by Yankovic and Levey, UHF stars Yankovic as George Newman, a daydreamer who unexpectedly becomes the manager of a struggling small TV station named Channel 62. In an effort to keep the station alive, he introduces a series of quirky new shows such as Stanley Spadowski’s Clubhouse, Wheel of Fish, and Raul’s Wild Kingdom. Meanwhile, he must also fend off the rival station owner R.J. Fletcher, played by Kevin McCarthy.

When UHF was originally released, it received mixed reviews and was a commercial failure at the box office. However, it eventually found a devoted audience through airings on cable TV and home video, cementing its status as a cult favorite. The film also features performances from a pre-Seinfeld Michael Richards, Fran Drescher, David Bowe, Victoria Jackson, and Gedde Watanabe, among others.

For those interested in more details about UHF, there is a 2014 interview available with Yankovic and Levey marking the film’s 25th anniversary.

Source: Consequence