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Blu-ray Release: Zoolander

February 2, 2016

By John Corrado

Zoolander Blu-rayToday, Paramount is releasing the 2001 comedy Zoolander on Blu-ray.  Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) is a dimwitted male fashion model who loses Model of the Year to his rival Hansel (Owen Wilson), and is brainwashed by deranged designer Mugato (Will Ferrell) in a plot to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia, who has passed child labour laws that threaten the sleazy garment industry.

Directed by Ben Stiller, and starring him in one of his most recognizable and iconic roles, expanded from a series of sketches, Zoolander has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years.  Although just as ridiculous and over the top as it sounds, many of the jokes still land with laughs, and it’s often a joy to watch just for the appealing performances, multiple cameos and hugely quotable dialogue.

The Blu-ray also includes commentary with Ben Stiller and writer Drake Sather and John Hamburg, deleted and extended scenes, outtakes, the original sketches from the VH1 Fashion Awards, footage from the rehearsals of the classic breakdance fight sequence, and more.  There’s also a brief new teaser for the long awaited sequel Zoolander 2, which opens on February 12th.

Zoolander is 89 minutes and rated 14A.

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