18 years after it was released in theaters, Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly's Kingpin will finally be released on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Media Distribution on October 14. Before you pick up this 1996 comedy classic tomorrow, we have an exclusive preview from the bonus features with directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly discussing how they landed Woody Harrelson to play Roy Munson.
The story follows downtrodden Roy, a former professional bowler whose promising career was cut short, who tries to groom an unorthodox Amish prodigy (Randy Quaid) to make it back to the pro tour. Along with the extended R-rated cut of the movie, the Blu-ray special features include "Kingpins: Extra Frames With the Farrelly Brothers," where directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly reminisce about making the film, working with the stars and how it became a success on home video after its theatrical debut.
Our exclusive featurette is from "Kingpins: Extra Frames With the Farrelly Brothers," where the directors reveal how it took some convincing on their part to get Woody Harrelson to star as Roy Munson, a character who didn't exactly fit the right mold of characters he wanted to portray, at that time in his career. Take a look at our exclusive video before picking up Kingpin on Blu-ray tomorrow.