Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cheech Marin's Born in East L.A. [COLLECTOR’S EDITION] on Blu-ray™ March 19

Los Angeles, CA – On March 19 Shout Select will release Born In East L.A. [Collector’s Edition], on Blu-ray™. Special features include new interviews with Cheech Marin, Kamala Lopez, and Paul Rodriguez, a new audio commentary with Cheech Marin, the extended television cut of the film, the theatrical trailer, photo gallery, and production notes.

Cheech Marin wrote, directed and starred in Born in East L.A., a hip, outrageous comedy that’s more timely than ever. The story follows Rudy (Marin), an American of Hispanic descent, whose south-of-the-border looks show him no mercy during an immigration raid in a migrant worker factory. As his luck goes, he is caught with neither money nor his ID and is deported to Mexico – without speaking a word of Spanish! Unable to contact his vacationing family or his newly immigrated cousin (played by comedian Paul Rodriguez), Rudy is in for a crazy ride as he tries every legal – and illegal – scheme he can think of to get back home. He finds himself in jail, in love, and practically in-sane in this hilarious case of mistaken, or rather, misplaced, identity.

Special Features:
· NEW Audio Commentary By Director/Writer/Star Cheech Marin
· NEW Interview With Cheech Marin
· NEW Interview With Actress Kamala Lopez
· NEW Interview With Actor Paul Rodriguez
· Extended Television Cut Of Born In East L.A. (Standard Definition)
· Theatrical Trailer
· Photo Gallery
· Production Notes

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Toy Fair New York Reveals: Funko Cheech & Chong Vynl.!

There were a lot of great announcements at the New York City Toy Fair this weekend.

Funko are releasing Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke Pedro and Man figures.

“I been smoking since I was born, man, I can smoke anything, man. You know like I smoke that Michoacán, and Acapulco Gold, man. I even smoke that tied stick, you know?”

Celebrate Cheech and Chong's legendary and iconic first feature-length film, which debuted 40 years ago. Pedro De Pacas and Anthony “Man” Stoner might not be upstanding members of society by most standards, but they are entertaining and the Vynl. duo is an undeniable statement piece for any collection.

A release date hasn't been set, but they're coming soon.

Friday, February 01, 2019

Cheech and Chong Star Edie McClurg Suffering from Dementia

It's been a sad week for Cheech and Chong fans.  First, Louisa Moritz (Up in Smoke) passes away.

And now, Edie McClurg, who starred in Cheech and Chong's Next Movie and The Corsican Bros is suffering from dementia.  According to TMZ, her family is seeking conservatorship.

She's a brilliant comedic actress.