UHF was released on DVD
in June 2002 by MGM
which picked up the rights to the film after the original distributor, Orion
, went bankrupt several years ago. Having become a cult classic
, UHF's DVD
release is loaded with deleted scenes
(hosted by Weird Al
himself), both trailer
s, production photos
, a commentary by Weird Al
and his manager/director, and much more. As for the film itself, it's available in both widescreen
versions. It's MSRP
is $17.99, but chances are you can find it marked down to $9.99 as I did.
The commentary is most informative. Weird Al reveals the locations of all the movie's scenes, such as U62, and their addresses so that one could tour the UHF world. Other interesting tidbits include that the fish on the Wheel of Fish were, in fact, real fish as well as the title of the film for the foreign market was changed to The Vidiot From UHF. Also watch for cameos on the commentary track by Emo Phillips, Michael Richards, and Victoria Jackson.
UHF on DVD: Be There!