Smith, Kevin: Collection–Clerks, Chasing Amy, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back

The Kevin Smith Collection: Clerks, Chasing Amy and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, will be available November 17, 2009. This Blu-ray box set includes new Blu-ray transfers of the comedy classics Clerks and Chasing Amy, along with the more recent laugh-filled favorite Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. Each film comes with hours of outrageous bonus features.
Writer and director Kevin Smith made his critically acclaimed feature debut with the cult-classic comedy hit Clerks. Now, relive the ribaldry comic tale of two overworked convenience store clerks in vivid Blu-ray High Definition.
Featuring crystal-clear picture and 5.1 English 5.1 DTS-HD and uncompressed sound, the Blu-ray debut of Clerks included hours of cool bonus materials highlighted by the all-new introduction by Kevin Smith plus the new making of featurette “Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party: The Making of Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.” Additional bonus features include Commentary with Cast and Crew, Enhanced Playback Track, Intro to “The First Cut”, 2004 Commentary, Clerks Lost Scene: An Animated Short, “The Flying Car” featurette, MTV Spots With Jay & Silent Bob, Theatrical Trailer, Soul Asylum “Can’t Even Tell” Music Video, Clerks Restoration, Original Cast Auditions, Snowball Effect, Outtakes From Snowball Effect, Mae Day: The Crumbling Of A Documentary – With Intro By Kevin Smith And Scott Mosier, and finally, a 10th Anniversary Q & A. Let the Blu-ray edition of Clerks ring you up big laughs this fall!
Clerks tells the funny story of one wacky day in the life of a pair of overworked counter jockeys whose razor-sharp wit and on-the-job antics give a whole new meaning to the phrase “customer service.” The film features winning performances from Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson as the two titular characters, and marks the debut of Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith as the now classic comic duo “Jay and Silent Bob.” Unanimously praised by critics, Clerks won the Filmmakers Trophy Award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival and both the Award of the Youth and the Mercedes-Benz Award at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.
Smith cemented his reputation as a major voice in American comedy filmmaking with the humorous and sexy Chasing Amy, which makes its long awaited debut on Blu-ray this fall! You won’t believe your eyes – or your ears — as this hilariously frank comedy about sex and love in the nineties shows up with vivid high definition picture and sound. In addition, the Blu-ray of Chasing Amy comes loaded with over four hours of bonus features created exclusively for this release, including “Tracing Amy: The Chasing Amy Doc,” “Was It Something I Said? – A Conversation with Kevin & Joey,” “10 Years Later” Q & A, plus an all new audio commentary with Writer/Director/Actor Kevin Smith and Producer Scott Mosier. Additional bonus features include Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Trailers. Comedy lovers everywhere will want to chase this new Blu-ray Edition down for hours of shocking laughs!
In Chasing Amy, comic-book artist Holden (Ben Affleck) finds himself falling for the ultimate in unavailable women: a lesbian comic book artist named Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams). Filled with Smith’s unique brand of clever dialogue and featuring heartfelt performances from its young leads, Chasing Amy offers a thoughtful, fresh take on modern relationships. The film co-stars Jason Lee (TV’s “My Name is Earl”) and features an unforgettable appearance by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith as “Jay and Silent Bob,” who show up to deliver one of recent movie history’s most memorable monologues. Chasing Amy won the 1998 Independent Spirit Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Jason Lee), while star Joey Lauren Adams was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
Fan favorites “Jay and Silent Bob” take center stage in the irreverent comedy Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. Experience this outrageous road trip adventure like never before, now with sparkling Blu-ray high definition picture and sound. For the ultimate comedy high, the Blu-ray edition also comes stashed with an Audio Commentary with Director Kevin Smith, Producer Scott Mosier & Jason Mewes.
In Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, the hilarious comic duo “Jay” (Jason Mewes) and “Silent Bob” (Kevin Smith) head for Hollywood, hoping to cash in on a film adaptation based on their lives. But when the goofy duo learns they’ve been cut out of the moviemaking deal, they set out to sabotage the flick at all costs! Kevin Smith’s laugh-filled riot features his most star studded cast yet, including appearances by Ben Affleck (Chasing Amy, Armageddon), George Carlin (Cars, Scary Movie 3), Will Ferrell (Talladega Nights), Shannen Doherty (TV’s “90210”), Jason Lee (TV’s “My Name Is Earl”), Eliza Dushku (TV’s “Dollhouse”), Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie), Carrie Fisher (Star Wars Trilogy), Mark Hamill (Star Wars Trilogy), Jamie Kennedy (Scream Trilogy), Ali Larter (TV’s “Heroes”), Tracy Morgan (TV’s “30 Rock”) and Chris Rock (Head of State).
The Kevin Smith Collection: Clerks, Chasing Amy and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back will be released on November 17, 2009, priced at an SRP of $89.99.Individual Blu-ray editions of Clerks and Chasing Amy will also be sold separately at an SRP of $39.99.
Run Time:                                 Approximately 309Minutes (Box Set)
                                                Clerks: approx. 92 minutes
                                                Chasing Amy: approx. 113 minutes
                                                Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back: approx. 104 minutes                     
Ratings (USA)                           Clerks: Rated R on appeal for extensive use of extremely explicit sex-related dialogue.
Chasing Amy: Rated R for strong graphic sex-related dialogue, language, sexuality and drug content.
                                                Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back: Rated R for nonstop crude and sexual humor, pervasive strong language, and drug content.
CLERKS Blu-ray Bonus Features
All New Bonus Feature!
  • Introduction By Kevin Smith
  • “Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party: The Making of Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back”
  • Theatrical Version of the Film
    • Classic Commentary (1995)
    • Enhanced Playback Track – synchronized trivia and cast & crew quotes
  • “The First Cut” Version
    • Kevin Smith Intro (2004)
    • “The First Cut” Audio Commentary (with New Authoring / 3 viewing modes)
  • Clerks: The Lost Scene – Animated Short
  • “The Flying Car”
  • Clerks Restoration
  • Original Auditions
  • “Snowball Effect: The Story of Clerks”
  • Outtakes From “Snowball Effect”
  • “Mae Day: The Crumbling Of A Documentary” With Intro By Kevin Smith And Scott Mosier
  • 10th Anniversary Q & A
  • MTV Spots With Jay & Silent Bob
  • Soul Asylum “Can’t Even Tell” Music Video
  • Theatrical Trailer
CHASING AMY Blu-ray Bonus Features
All New Bonus Features!
·         “Tracing Amy: The Chasing Amy Doc”
·         “Was It Something I Said?” – A Conversation With Kevin & Joey
·         10 Years Later Q & A – With Kevin Smith And The Cast
·         Audio Commentary with Writer/Director/Actor Kevin Smith and Producer Scott Mosier
·         Deleted Scenes
·         Outtakes
·         Trailer
JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK Blu-ray Bonus Features:
·         Audio Commentary – Director Kevin Smith, Producer/Editor Scott Mosier & Jason Mewes