Shout! Studios are gearing up for the highly-anticipated release of “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” in multiple formats, including 4K Ultra, Blu-ray, and DVD, all set to hit the shelves in December 2023. Excitingly, each version of the film will be packed with a delightful array of bonus features, the details of which will be unveiled at a later date, keeping fans on the edge of their seats with anticipation.
The journey of “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” commenced on November 4, 2022, when it made its exclusive debut on The Roku Channel. This cinematic gem, a biopic with a satirical twist, takes a loosely inspired approach to the life of the legendary parody songwriter, Weird Al Yankovic. Leading the way in this musical odyssey is none other than Daniel Radcliffe, famous for his role as Harry Potter, who steps into the shoes of the iconic musician.
The film provides a tantalizing glimpse into the wild ride that is “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.” It reads, “Unveiling the unembellished tale of the greatest musician of our era, this film explores the life of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic. Raised in a conventional household where the mere act of playing the accordion was deemed sinful, Al defies convention to fulfill his dream of altering the lyrics of globally renowned songs. His meteoric rise to success transforms him into both an instant sensation and a symbol of allure. However, it also leads him down a path of excess and tempts him into an infamous romance that threatens to shatter him.”
The star-studded cast of the film is a testament to its cinematic prowess. In addition to Daniel Radcliffe’s captivating portrayal of Weird Al, Evan Rachel Wood takes on the role of Madonna, while Rainn Wilson embodies Dr. Demento. Toby Huss shines as Yankovic’s father, Julianne Nicholson portrays his mother, and many other talented actors contribute their skills to bring this extraordinary tale to life.
Mark your calendars for a special date: “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” will make its grand debut on 4K Ultra, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 12, 2023. Be prepared to delve into the zany, whimsical world of Weird Al Yankovic, and don’t miss the chance to explore the exciting bonus content that awaits in these home entertainment editions. It’s a cinematic experience that promises to be as quirky and entertaining as the musical legend himself.