By: John M Jerva

I never saw the film The Specials when it first hit some 20 years ago but it looks like I have a second chance along with all of you as the Superhero parody is coming to special edition Blu-Ray to commemorate its 20th anniversary. The re-release comes with a host of special features so check out the official press release, cover art and ten band trailer below!

The hilarious 2000 cult film THE SPECIALS starring Rob Lowe, Thomas Hayden Church, Jamie Kennedy and Paget Brewster arrives on Blu-ray in a world premiere “special” 20th Anniversary limited edition on July 14 from La-La Land Entertainment!

“A darkly funny portrait..!” – Nathan Rabin (AV Club)

“THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY meets THE X-MEN!” – Patrick Sauriol (Corona Coming Attractions)

La-La Land Entertainment presents a very “special” 20th Anniversary limited edition Blu-ray of THE SPECIALS, marking the film’s world premiere release in high-definition. Featuring a brand new 2K scan and restoration from the film’s interpositive, with lossless 5.1 & 2.0 audio for the first time, new and vintage bonus features, and all-new front cover art by artist Paul Shipper. The Blu-ray will be available July 14, 2020 at www.lalalandrecords.com and other online retailers. The retail price is $24.98

Meet THE SPECIALS! They’re the sixth (okay, maybe the seventh) greatest superhero team in the entire world. At their modest suburban headquarters, The Strobe (SIDEWAYS’ Thomas Haden Church), The Weevil (PARKS AND RECREATION’s Rob Lowe), foul-mouthed Amok (SCREAM 1 & 2’s Jamie Kennedy), Ms. Indestructible (CRIMINAL MINDS’ Paget Brewster, Deadly Girl (HALLOWEEN 2018’s Judy Greer), new member Nightbird (CABIN FEVER’s Jordan Ladd) and the rest all spend their time bickering, having extramarital affairs, and preparing for the grand unveiling of their own action figure line. But when a furious Strobe suddenly disbands the group, who will be there for the oddballs, rebels, outcasts and geeks? Before they save the world, can they save themselves?

Kelly Coffield (IN LIVING COLOR), Michael Weatherly (DARK ANGEL), Chase Masterson (DEEP SPACE NINE) and Melissa Joan Hart (SABRINA) co-star in this hilarious cult hit from director Craig Mazin (creator of HBO’s CHERNOBYL) and screenwriter James Gunn (Writer/Director of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY I & II).

Like I stated, there is a bevy if extras to behold which you can peek at below!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

NEW! 2K SCAN OF THE INTERPOSITIVE 

NEW! THEATRICAL TRAILER in 1080p 

NEW! MOJO’s MAGIC: The “Specials” Effects FEATURETTE 

2000 AUDIO COMMENTARY: Director Craig Mazin, Writer/Actor James Gunn, Producer Mark A.Altman and Visual Effects Supervisor Mojo 

2005 AUDIO COMMENTARY: Writer/Actor James Gunn and Actress Paget Brewster 

DELETED SCENES, WEDDING VIDEO, TOY COMMERCIAL, BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOS 

SPECS: 

FEATURE: Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1:78:1) – Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, LPCM 2.0 – English Subtitles – 2000 – Running Time: 82 Minutes –Rated R 

TRAILER: Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1:78:1) – Audio: LPCM Stereo 2.0 

SPECIAL FEATURES are not rated. Color, Region Free 

FEATURE RESTORATION & BLU-RAY PRODUCER: DAVID C. FEIN 

COVER ILLUSTRATION: PAUL SHIPPER

The Blu-Ray hits the streets on July 14th so check out the dark comedy Hijinks in the not for children red band trailer below!

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