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The Campaign

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just in time for the 2012 presidential election, it’s The Campaign from Warner Home Video as two powerful CEOs pit a blundering congressman against an unlikely political newcomer in order to seize control of an all-important North Carolina district in this highly satirical political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.

It is election eve and incumbent congressman Cam Brady (Ferrell) makes a misstep that threatens to end his career in politics. Recognizing the opportunity to gain influence in the aftermath of the public gaffe, a pair of scheming CEOs handpick fish-out-of-water tourism-center director Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) as Brady’s political rival. They hire a seasoned and highly disciplined campaign manager (Dylan McDermott) to quickly shape him into a viable candidate. But as Election Day draws ever nearer, Brady and Huggins cast ethics aside to engage in what turns out to be hysterical mud-slinging that sends contemporary politics straight down the toilet. Jason Sudeikis, John Lithgow, Dan Akroyd, and Brian Cox co-star.

Director Jay Roach struck comedy gold with Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers before his successes in on cable television with Recount and Game Change, and he does an equally admirable job with The Campaign. Leading actors Ferrell and Galifianakis are pitch perfect as two of the worst candidates for Congress in recent memory. The Campaign stays on target with its combination of both clever and crass comedic styles and now is the perfect time to enjoy this very funny R-rated comedy.

The Campaign released on October 30, 2012, from Warner Home Video.  The Blu-Ray Combo Pack includes an extended cut of the film, featuring an additional 11 minutes of hilarious footage not seen in theatres!

Special features include:

    • Extended Cut of the Film: Two versions of The Campaign are included: a 85-minute theatrical version and a 96-minute Extended Cut, which adds eleven less-than-effective minutes.
    • Deleted Scenes (HD, 16 minutes): Nine scenes, among them an alternate ending and mid-credits sequence.
    • Line-O-Rama (HD, 4 minutes): A Ferrell and Galifianakis improv montage.
    • Gag Reel (HD, 4 minutes): Squeeze every last laugh out of the film.

Own The Campaign on Blu-ray Combo Pack or Digital Download.

 

About the Author:

Del Harvey is a co-founder of Film Monthly. He is an independent filmmaker, film director, screenwriter, and film teacher, currently living in Chicago.
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