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Watch: Trailer For 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: No Joke Cut' Reveals Drama Behind The Burgundy

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 1, 2014 at 11:44AM

Yeah, we're aware of the date. Either way, "Anchorman" is a cash cow Paramount will keep squeezing the teats of, and if all this only serves to remind people that "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is now on home video, well, mission accomplished.
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Anchorman: The Legend Continues

Yeah, we're aware of the date. Either way, "Anchorman" is a cash cow Paramount will keep squeezing the teats of, and if all this only serves to remind people that "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" is now on home video, well, mission accomplished.

Anyway, today Paramount as "announced" yet another cut of the comedy... except this one features zero laughs. Yes, it's the "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: No Joke Cut" which as the title implies strips the movie of the laughs to reveal the raw power beneath it. “Comedies often fail to get the consideration they deserve because laughter masks the serious storytelling going on beneath the surface,” producer Judd Apatow said in a press release.  “This new cut illustrates that Anchorman 2 can hold its weight against any drama.”

“People know that Will and I do many joke options for our movies, but I think what gets lost is the fact that underneath the laughs there's a very powerful drama at work,” writer/ director Adam McKay added. “Movies like 'Sophie's Choice,' 'Ordinary People' and 'Breaking the Waves' are the movies that inspire Will and me. I'm just glad, with the no joke cut, audiences can finally appreciate the rawness and drama of 'Anchorman 2.' ”

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: No Joke Cut" is coming soon to digital HD. Ha ha, nice try guys...

This article is related to: Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Adam McKay, Judd Apatow, Film Trailers


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