Zany comedy, serious repression, and hot boys in undies are what you’re getting this week in home entertainment.
Irreverent sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues leads the way with not one but two versions on Blu-ray, while Michael Lucas takes us to Russia and unveils the hate and violence LGBTs are suffering in sobering documentary, Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda.
Finally, David DeCocteau brings us another no-budget supernatural homoerotic feature, 666: Kreepy Kerry.
($39.99 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD; Paramount)
Cretinous TV anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his band of idiots are back in this hysterical sequel, which features a celebrity cameo-filled climactic fight to end all cameo-filled sequences – there’s a minotaur to boot – and is worth price of a rental/purchase alone! The Blu-ray includes a second, longer, unrated cut as well as entire alternate R-rated version of the film fashioned from alternate takes from the improv-filled shoot. The extras are generous to boot: audio commentary, gag reel, behind the scenes, table read, and even more alternate take “o-ramas.”
($17.99 DVD; Breaking Glass Pictures)
Porn guru Michael Lucas shines a light on Russia’s homophobic state of affairs and law against “gay propaganda.” Sobering accounts from LGBT Russians and their families and not-so-fun-facts about the Kremlin’s long-term, intensifying atmosphere of hate make this a compelling watch and call to arms.
($14.95 DVD; Rapid Heart Pictures)
A week in LGBT home entertainment just doesn’t feel complete without a homoerotic horror/supernatural flick from prolific director David DeCocteau, whose 1313 series last year is now followed by the 666 series. In this one, a hot young student prone to wearing tighty whities is blessed – or cursed – with emphatic abilities a la Carrie. Will he use his gift for good or evil? Watch out for the pig blood, bro!
The Bag Man