Monday, April 09, 2018

Tommy Chong Wants to Retire

Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong and Director, Lou Adler, have been doing the press circuit, promoting the release of the 40th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Up in Smoke.
Highlights from the interview with Forbes:

  • Tommy says he and Cheech have footage from their own cameras they've recorded over the last 30 years.  
  • Regarding the possibility of Up in Smoke 2, Tommy says that because of health issues, he doesn't think he can handle being in a movie trailer for a long period of time. If the right person presented them with a project they’d look at it, but Tommy indicated he’s ready to retire.  
  • Tommy says he regrets turning down the offer to do Lion King.
  • Lou Adler says he had to do a negative pickup with Up in Smoke, meaning that he paid for the upfront costs which would be paid back during distribution.

We'll be posting our review shortly.

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  • NEW How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40
  • Audio Commentary by Cheech Marin and director Lou Adler
  • Roach Clips with Optional Commentary (deleted scenes)
  • Lighting It Up: A Look Back at Up In Smoke
  • "Earache My Eye" featuring Alice Bowie: Animated Music Video
  • Cheech & Chong's "The Man Song"
  • Vintage Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Presented with: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French Mono Dolby Digital, Spanish Mono Dolby Digital, Portuguese Mono Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the Combo Pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Mono Dolby Digital, Spanish Mono Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, and Spanish subtitles.

Up in Smoke 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collector's Edition (Blu-Ray/CD/VINYL LP)

The UP IN SMOKE Deluxe Collector's Edition comes housed in a 12×12 six-panel gatefold package and is limited to 5,000 copies. The set features the Blu-ray detailed above as well as the following:


  • Original soundtrack album featuring classic Cheech & Chong songs like "Up In Smoke" and "Earache My Eye," other music from the film, and audio clips from the film
  • Previously unreleased version of the song "Up In Smoke" with an additional Spanish verse by Cheech
  • "2018 version" of "Up In Smoke"


  • Original soundtrack album on vinyl. Back in print for the first time since its initial release in 1978
  • Picture Disc
  • 7-inch picture disc of "Earache My Eye" b/w "Lost Due To Incompetence (Theme From A Big Green Van)" with an image of Cheech from the film on the A-side and the classic "YESCA" license plate image on the B-side


  • Oversized "Up In Smoke" usable rolling papers
  • 11×17 film poster with original, tagline "Don't Go Straight To See This Movie"
  • Booklet with new essays by both Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong along with rare and unseen photos

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