The Rocker DVD and Blu-ray Disc out January 27

Movie News | Nov 18th, 2008

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Rainn Wilson From TV s The Office Headlines The Sleeper Comedy Of The Summer Rockin Out On DVD & Blu-ray Disc January 27 From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

CENTURY CITY, CA Opportunity rocks! School of Rock meets Spinal Tap in the flat-out funny (Richard Roeper, At The Movies) comedy for the rock star in everyone as THE ROCKER takes center stage on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) January 27th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rainn Wilson (The Office, Juno) drums up huge laughs in the surprise comedy of the summer (Ben Lyons, E!) as Robert Fish Fishman, a man living in a rock n roll dreambut waking up in a midlife crisis! After being kicked out of 80s metal band Vesuvius just before they hit superstardom, Fish spends the next 20 years in relative obscurity, stuck in a humdrum office work life, constantly daydreaming of what might have been. When his teenage nephew s band is in desperate need for a new drummer to play the Senior Prom, he reluctantly steps in and picks up right where he left off. With a second chance to re-live his rock fantasies, Fish and his new band mates quickly skyrocket to fameand rock will never be the same.

A fun-filled musical romp that also doubles as a poignant coming-of-age story (Clint O Connor, Cleveland Plain Dealer) from director Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty), THE ROCKER features up-and-coming young talents Emma Stone (Superbad), Josh Gad (21) and pop star Teddy Geiger, plus hilarious supporting performances from Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?), Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jane Lynch (Best In Show), Howard Hesseman (WKRP In Cincinnati), Bradley Cooper (Alias) and Saturday Night Live veterans Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen.

Get a front row seat to the ultimate performance with THE ROCKER Born To Rock Edition fully-loaded DVD and BD highlighted by over 90 minutes of chart-topping special features including several backstage pass behind-the-scenes featurettes, an interview with former Beatles drummer Pete Best, cast/director commentaries, deleted scenes, gag reels, podcasts and more; plus both feature a Digital Copy of the film for portable media players. THE ROCKER Born To Rock Edition DVD will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada and on Blu-ray Disc for $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada.

Twenty years after being kicked out of his nearly famous 80s hair band, Robert Fish Fishman (Wilson) finds himself trapped in a dead-end office job and living with his sister s family. But when opportunity rocks, Fish gets a hilarious second chance at stardom, and without missing a beat, the desperate drummer vows to reclaim the rock-god throne he always thought he deserved!

Born To Rock Edition Two-Disc DVD Specs:
THE ROCKER Born To Rock Edition two-disc DVD will be presented in widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround and French Dolby Surround, plus English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:

Digital Copy movie file for portable media players

Commentary with director Peter Cattaneo and actor Rainn Wilson

Commentary with actors Josh Gad, Teddy Geiger, Emma Stone and Jason Sudeikis

10 Deleted Scenes

Gag Reel (including separate options of Matt Gags and Vesuvius Gags)

Rainn Wilson: Office Rocker featurette

Pete Best Interview featurette

Behind The Band: Vesuvius featurette

Rock Beat With Fish Fishman featurette

The Music of The Rocker featurette

Rock Tales featurette

MTV Film Festival Panel

Fox Movie Channel PresentsIn Character With The Rocker

I m Not Bitter music video

Four exclusive podcasts

Vesuvius Public Service Announcements

Blu-ray Disc Specs:

THE ROCKER Born To Rock Edition BD is presented in widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) on a 50GB dual-layer disc authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio plus English, French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital tracks, with English and Spanish subtitles. The BD includes all of the above two-disc standard-def DVD special features.

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