Adam Markovitz
July 15, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

I’m not going to jump to conclusions here. I’ll leave that to you, dear readers, after you take a look at this press release from Walt Disney Home Entertainment, announcing the simultaneous — and totally unrelated — Blu-ray releases of Sling Blade and The Waterboy. That’s right, Sling Blade, in which Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton plays a mentally challenged man, and The Waterboy, in which Razzie-winner Adam Sandler plays a mentally challenged man-boy. No conclusions. Nope. None at all.

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Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 3:03 PM
To: ———————-
Subject: SLING BLADE and THE WATERBOY on Blu-ray 8/4!

Greetings!
 
On Tuesday August 4th, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release SLING BLADE and THE WATERBOY on Blu-ray! Rediscover Billy Bob Thornton’s riveting, Oscar® winning drama SLING BLADE when it debuts on Blu-ray™ High Def. The Blu-ray edition includes hours of original DVD bonus features, including Audio Commentary by Writer/Director/Actor Billy Bob Thornton. Then,  stand up and cheer the hilarious sports comedy THE WATERBOY, scoring bigger laughs than ever on Blu-ray Hi-Def. For the first time ever, this blockbuster hit comedy will be presented with winning high definition picture and sound that’ll make you feel like you’re right there in the stadium.
 
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