Columbia TriStar sets loose The Animal

Saturday Night Live alumnus Rob Schneider has had to fight hard to hit it as big as his former television co-stars. But Schneider has finally hit the big time with Columbia TriStar’s comedy The Animal. The film stayed high in the box office during its run and now is coming to DVD.

When court clerk Marvin Mange (Schneider) answers a 911 call of a burglary in progress, his dream of one-day becoming a cop seems to be coming true. But a freak car accident en route to the crime leaves Marvin and his dream a shattered mess. When Marvin awakens a week later, he finds that a deranged scientist secretly used animal organs to rebuild his broken body. Energized by his new and improved parts, Marvin achieves instant fame as a super cop until his animal instincts start taking over his body at all the wrong times. And when he finds himself falling for lovely and sexy Rianna, its animal magnetism at it’s craziest.

“The Animal” will bear an anamorphic transfer of the film’s original widescreen ratio accompanied by Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround 2.0 audio tracks. The DVD will contain an audio commentary track recorded by the film’s star Rob Schneider and a second commentary with director Luke Greenfield. Animal Instincts – an original featurette will offer behind the scenes info on the movie, as will an episode of the Comedy Central television program “The Reel Comedy”. Additional features include deleted scenes with intros by Schneider, a set-top game titled What’s in Marvin, theatrical trailers, production notes and filmographies.

“The Animal” will be available on DVD on October 30th for $27.96. Pounce on a copy.

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