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Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of Rob Reiner’s Hilarious & Iconic Cult Classic, THIS IS SPINAL TAP, Premiering On Blu-ray Disc July 28 From MGM Home Entertainment

posted Jul 6, 2009, 12:27 PM by Vu Nguyen






Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of Rob Reiner’s Hilarious & Iconic Cult Classic Premiering On Blu-ray Disc July 28 From MGM Home Entertainment


Tap Into Brand New Exclusives Including The Band’s 2007
Live Earth Reunion Performance At Wembley Stadium


CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Crank it up to eleven with the revolutionary UK rock band as
This is Spinal Tap screams its way to Blu-ray disc July 28 from MGM Home Entertainment. 
Academy AwardÒ nominee* Rob Reiner’s (A Few Good Men) directorial debut, This is Spinal Tap has been hailed as “the funniest movie ever made about rock and roll” (Newsweek).  Christopher Guest
(Best in Show), Academy AwardÒ nominee** Michael McKean (A Mighty Wind) and
Emmy AwardÒ nominee*** Harry Shearer (“The Simpsons”) star as Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls, AKA Spinal Tap!  Satirizing the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of classic rock gods, This is Spinal Tap presents a second-rate band made up of aging members who are desperately trying to cling onto what little fame they used to have.  With Rob Reiner starring as the documentary filmmaker, This is Spinal Tap also features hilarious performances by Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally), Ed Begley, Jr. (“St. Elsewhere”) and Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”), among many others.  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.”


Available for the first time on Blu-ray disc, the disc features cast and crew commentary, deleted scenes, music videos and more.  Also included is a DVD with brand new exclusives featuring Spinal Tap’s 2007 Live Earth reunion performance of their hit “Stonehenge” at Wembley Stadium and Nigel Tufnel’s interview for the National Geographic Stonehenge special.  This is Spinal Tap Blu-ray disc will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.99 U.S. / $37.99 Canada.  Prebook is July 1.



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 18-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 (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Audio.

Bonus features include:


Disc 1

  • Over 1 Hour of Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
  • Audio Commentary by the Members of Spinal Tap
  • Catching Up With Marty DiBergi Featurette
  • Flower People Press Conference
  • 4 Classic Spinal Tap Music Videos
    • Gimme Some Money
    • (Listed to the) Flower People
    • Hell Hole
    • Big Bottom
  • Spinal Tap Appearance on The Joe Franklin Show
  • Spinal Tap sells cheese and a variety of other exciting products


Disc 2

  • "Stonehenge" Performance at the 2007Live Earth Concert
  • National Geographic Stonehenge Interview with Nigel Tufnel


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