Ready, Set, Hike!24 Jun, 2005 By: John Latchem
Paramount Home Entertainment is releasing The Longest Yard, starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds and James Cromwell, Sept. 20 (prebook Aug. 9) on DVD for $29.99, with VHS priced for rental.
In this remake of the 1974 film, Sandler plays Paul “Wrecking” Crewe, a washed-up former pro quarterback who runs afoul of the law and winds up in prison. There, the warden recruits him to lead a team of prisoners against a group of sadistic guards in a football game.
One of the most successful sports-themed movies in history, the ‘PG-13' film has grossed more than $135 million at the domestic box office since its May 27 release.
For the DVD, Paramount promised a commentary by director Peter Segal, a Nelly music video, and deleted, extended and alternate scenes.