ODE SOUNDS & VISUALS AND RHINO ENTERTAINMENT
ANNOUNCE CHEECH & CHONG'S MARIJUANA LEAF-SHAPED
7-INCH FOR RECORD STORE DAY ON 4/21
The 7-Inch Features Two Versions Of Their Classic Track "Up In Smoke,"
In Celebration Of The Film's 40th Anniversary
Up In Smoke 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collector's Edition
With Blu-Ray And Soundtrack On CD And LP Available On 4/20 From Rhino
LOS ANGELES - This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Cheech & Chong's debut film UP IN SMOKE ,a cultural breakthrough that created the "stoner film" genre. In celebration of the anniversary, Rhino will release a very special Cheech & Chong single on Record Store Day: a 7-inch vinyl in the shape of a marijuana leaf, complete with a marijuana-scented "scratch and sniff" sticker. The single features the original version of the film's title song "Up In Smoke" on the one-side and a previously unreleased version of the song with an additional Spanish verse by Cheech on the other side.
The 7-inch, limited to 4500 individually numbered copies, will be available exclusively at independent record stores on Record Store Day on April 21. Please visit www.recordstoreday.com for a list of participating stores.
The day before (4/20) will see the release of Rhino's Deluxe Collector's Edition of UP IN SMOKE, a beautiful boxed set, limited to 5,000 copies, that pairs the newly released Blu-ray with the original soundtrack on CD and VINYL LP, as well as a 7-inch picture disc, oversized "Up In Smoke" rolling papers, a film poster, and booklet with new essays by both Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, along with rare and unseen photos. The Deluxe Collector's Edition also includes a newly recorded "2018 version" of the title song "Up In Smoke."
UP IN SMOKE 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collector's Edition (Blu-Ray/CD/VINYL LP) (Rhino)
The UP IN SMOKE Deluxe Collector's Edition comes housed in a 12x12 six-panel gatefold package and is
limited to 5,000 copies. The set features the Blu-ray 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
• "2018 version" of "Up In Smoke"
• Original soundtrack album on vinyl. Back in print for the first time since its initial release in 1978
• 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
• 11x17 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
UP IN SMOKE will make its debut on Blu-ray the week before, when the film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 10 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The UP IN SMOKE Blu-ray Combo Pack features a brand new short-form documentary entitled "How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40," which chronicles the duo's comedy history, as well as the origins and impact of the film itself. Capturing a complex and fascinating pop culture odyssey, the documentary incorporates new interviews with Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong and producer/director Lou Adler along with archival footage. The Combo Pack is also loaded with previously released bonus material including deleted scenes, commentary, a music video and more.
In 1978, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong made their feature film debut in UP IN SMOKE . The outrageously funny classic was inspired by their now legendary comedy routines of the early '70s. Following massive success with over 10 million comedy albums sold, four Grammy nominations and a win for Best Comedy Recording for "Los Cochinos," Cheech and Chong took Hollywood by storm when UP IN SMOKE became a smash hit, establishing the pair as the reigning comedy duo of a new generation. Today, the film still has viewers rolling in the aisles and maintains surprising cultural relevance four decades after its original release.
"The greatest thrill is making your first movie and this one has been seen and been influential all over the world for over forty years," said Richard "Cheech" Marin. "Up in Smoke started stoner movies and is still going strong so smoke it up one more time."
"Where did the time go? 40 years ago we made low budget movies that grossed over 100 million and are still being watched all over the world! And it also helped legalize an important medicine," said Thomas Chong. "I am so proud that a movie bearing a title of a simple song I wrote would be so influential for so many years."
UP IN SMOKE 40th Anniversary
April 10, 2018 (Blu-ray & DVD)
April 20, 2018 (Deluxe Collector's Edition CD, VINYL LP, Blu-ray)
April 21, 2018 ("Up In Smoke" Marijuana Leaf-Shaped 7-inch single, Record Store Day
R for pervasive drug use throughout, crude and sexual content and some language including sexual references
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