JAY AND SILENT BOB Get Irish on DVD March 12
To help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last year, Leonardo, New Jersey sent two if its highest ranking emissaries, Jay and Silent Bob, to England on a good will tour dubbed Tea Bagging in the U.K.
During their first-ever tour of England, Jay (actor Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (actor/director Kevin Smith) performed live on stage in front of sold-out crowds in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin. Industrial Entertainment and SModcast Pictures, a division of SModCo collects over two hours of highlights from the Ireland tour stop along with over an hour of bonus features for the two-disc set, JAY AND SILENT BOB GET IRISH. The collection will be available at retail outlets beginning March 12 for a suggested list price of $19.95. It will also be made available via digital platforms such as iTunes and Amazon.
While it mostly features Jay and Silent Bob performing live, the set also incorporates animation to illustrate the stories. Along with the concert film, JAY AND SILENT BOB GET IRISH also contains several extra features, including a Jay and Silent Bob: Get Old tour set in Las Vegas and a visit from Adult film stars Kathy Morgan and Cassie Young.
The freewheeling shows are part of a long-running tradition. For years, Mewes and Smith have hosted evenings where they take questions from the audience and regale guests with hilarious tales about sex, growing up together, sex, Hollywood, sex and drugs. The duo recently took its Jay and Silent Bob Get Old show around the US, recording each performance and then releasing the audio as free podcasts. The shows were an online hit, becoming the #1 podcast on the iTunes Comedy chart.
Jay and Silent Bob became pop culture icons in 1994 thanks to their appearance in Clerks, an award-winning independent comedy written and directed by Smith. Filmed in the convenience store where Smith worked in real life, the movie cost less than $30,000 to make and eventually grossed more than $3 million. Over the years, the popular characters have lived on in several of Smith’s film’s, including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2.
JAY AND SILENT BOB GET IRISH
Street Date: March 12, 2013
Pre-Order Date: Now
Running time: 229 minutes
Distributor: Industrial Entertainment Releasing
DVD UPC: 858334001497
Rating: NR – Mature