John Candy Comedy ‘Canadian Bacon’ Due on Blu-ray Sept. 13 From MVD

The MGM John Candy comedy Canadian Bacon will be released on Blu-ray for the first time Sept. 13 from MVD Entertainment Group as part of the MVD Marquee Collection.

Academy Award-winning writer/director Michael Moore serves up the political satire starring the late Candy (Planes, Trains and Automobiles), as well as Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”), Alan Alda (Marriage Story), Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects), Rip Torn (Men in Black) and Steven Wright (Natural Born Killers).

In the film, faced with sagging approval ratings and disgruntled arms manufacturers, the U.S. President (Alda) decides to cook up a new Cold War with Canada. After a flood of media propaganda, Americans waste no time in “patriotically” burning their ice skates and swearing off maple syrup. But when bumbling U.S. sheriff Boomer (Candy) and his hair-trigger deputy Honey (Perlman) decide to take matters into their own hands and lead a preemptive strike, they soon find themselves embroiled in a hilarious international incident.

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Canadian Bacon marks the first and only narrative, non-documentary movie written, produced and directed by Moore (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Roger & Me). The film, an official selection at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival, features cinematography by two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), one of the 10 most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild.

Special features include the original theatrical trailer; reversible artwork; and a limited-edition slipcover for the first pressing only.

Michael Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ Available on Blu-ray Oct. 13 From MVD

Michael Moore’s 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 is available on Blu-ray Oct. 13 from MVD Entertainment Group.

Academy Award winner Michael Moore (2002, Best Documentary, Bowling for Columbine) presents a searing examination of the role played by money and oil in the wake of the tragic events of 9/11. Moore blends captivating and thought-provoking footage with revealing interviews, while balancing it all with his own brand of humor and satire.

Available for the first time on Blu-ray, the film won the Palme d’Or best picture award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

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Special features include the featurette “The Release of Fahrenheit 9/11”; “Montage: The People of Iraq on the Eve of Invasion”; the new scene “Homeland Security, Miami Style”; “Outside Abu Ghraib Prison”; an eyewitness account from Samara, Iraq; an extended interview with Abdul Henderson; Lila Lipscomb at the Washington, D.C.. premiere; Arab-American comedians, their acts and experiences after 9/11; Condoleezza Rice’s 9/11 commission testimony; George W. Bush’s Rose Garden press briefing after 9/11 Commission appearance; and the original theatrical trailer.