There’s nothing studios love more than removing a meaningless scene from a movie so they can turn around and use it to entice us with extra footage when the DVD and Blu-Ray hits shelves. And even though we know it’s simply a marketing strategy, we eat it up like crazy because we can’t get enough of our favorite movies. We’re addicts and a longer director’s cut is our smack, and if you come to us years after the movie was released in theaters with an anniversary edition of your never-before-seen drug, we’ll just keep shoveling our money your way. At least that’s what Sony Pictures hopes for the special 10th anniversary edition of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive clip of Cal Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly) trying to make good with his former best friend, Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell), after basically stealing his life. It’s a lot like the phone call scene that’s already in the movie, only longer and it features Reilly in a Speedo, pitching a ménage à trois to his former wingman. It might not be as funny as, say, the outtakes of Ferrell and Reilly losing their sh*t trying to pitch fake products, but it’ll definitely get your friends shouting, “I wanna go fast!” like it’s 2006 all over again.
The Talladega Nights anniversary Blu Ray will be released on October 25.