I miss local access television.  I know it’s still around and I’m pretty sure it’s channels 12 through 18 on my television.  But the heyday of local access is over.  There are still some shows which are great in just how horrible they are, but nothing like when I was a kid back in the early 90s.  Those were some of the best forms of entertainment around back then and the movie which most famously made light of them is now available in a whole new format.

Starting this May 12th, now available on Blu-ray Disc from Paramount Studios Home Entertainment comes a hilarious rock and roll loser comedy produced by Lorne Michaels.  Wayne’s World – Blu-ray Disc is ready to rock its way right into your smelly basement and bring in a whole world of brand new high definition comedy.  Bring home this great comedy today in a whole new format!

Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar host a weekly local access cable show known as Wayne’s World shot in Wayne’s basement.  They play air guitar, tell jokes and mock the rock stars they bring on their show for interviews.  But it works well enough that they are offered a television deal, a golden chance to sell out and make some decent money.  The stress and a women helps drive Wayne and Garth apart, but will they be able to come back together in time for the end of the movie?  And which ending will ultimately prevail?  This movie stars Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Donna Dixon and was produced by Lorne Michaels.

The special features included in this Blu-ray Disc are an optional audio commentary from director Penelope Spheeris, exclusive interviews from the cast and crew and the original theatrical trailer.

Here’s my problem – I think this movie is completely hilarious but I can’t stand Mike Myers.  He can certainly be funny, but he’s no Steve Martin.  Heck, he’s not even a David Spade.  Nonetheless, this is a great movie and it’s only made better by finally being in high definition.  This is one of the very few Saturday Night Live movies to go on and become financially successful and it achieves that well because this is a well written movie that deeply tapped into the Generation X slacker culture which was prevalent at that time.  Not to mention, it breaks the fourth wall more often than Woody Allen ever did and is almost a meta-comedy in that regard.  Whatever your reason for enjoying this movie, it’s probably even better than you remember it, especially in high definition.

Rock your World all over again!

This Blu-ray Disc is available at Amazon.com.

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