'Winnebago Man' documentary out on DVD

The outrageously funny, critically-acclaimed documentary "Winnebago Man" will be released on DVD by Kino International on Nov. 2. Following its much-publicized US theatrical release in over 100 markets, as well as Jack Rebney's national television debut as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Kino International is proud to announce the release on DVD of one of the most talked-about documentaries of the year. "Winnebago Man" will sell for  $29.95 (Suggested Retail Price).

Described by Michael Moore as "one of the funniest documentaries ever made," "Winnebago Man" has been praised by everyone from Roger Ebert ("Two Thumbs Up!") to People Magazine ("Bleeping Brilliant!"). The New Yorker describes "Winnebago Man" as "an intriguing meditation on character, celebrity and the filmmaking process itself," and the L.A. Times calls it "a full tank of irascible charm." Ben Steinbauer's directorial debut has been "certified fresh" by Rotten Tomatoes, with a ranking of 93 percent as of 9/15/10.

Exclusive DVD Special Features include:
— The Lost 1988 Winnebago Sales Video, featuring Jack Rebney
The completed 25-minute Winnebago industrial sales video, never seen before by the public, and included here in its entirety!

— NYC Theatrical Premiere - Featurette
Academy Award-Winning filmmaker Michael Moore and Emmy Award-Winner Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) introduce the film, plus a Q&A with Jack Rebney & Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer. (16 minutes)

— Hidden Easter Eggs
Two deleted scenes, plus a special video message from Jack Rebney to the audience.

Street Date: November 2, 2010
SRP: $29.95
Run Time: 85 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
Sound: 5.1 Stereo Surround Sound Audio

"Winnebago Man" (2010)
Directed by Ben Steinbauer
Type "The Angriest Man in the World" into any search engine, and one name appears — Jack Rebney, a.k.a. "The Winnebago Man" — an '80s RV salesman, whose hilarious, profanity-strewn, on-the-job meltdown was captured on video and passed around on VHS tapes, before exploding into an Internet phenomenon seen by millions. When a young filmmaker sets out on the seemingly impossible task of tracking down Rebney, who disappeared 20 years before, he finds Rebney living alone on a mountain top, as sharp-tongued as ever, but more intelligent and lovable than anyone could have imagined. WINNEBAGO MAN is an outrageously funny look at viral culture and an unexpectedly redemptive tale of one man's response to unwanted celebrity.

Click here to see a trailer for the movie. WARNING: Extremely foul language.

About the original 1988 viral video that inspired the documentary
Following a two-week video shoot in August 1988, a 4-minute outtakes reel mysteriously surfaced, and came to be known as the "Winnebago Man." While the completed sales video was sent to Winnebago dealers to promote their 1989 Itasca Sunflyer motorhome, copies of outtakes began circulating amongst the crew and their friends on VHS tape and eventually spread amongst tape traders to become an underground phenomenon. In 2005, when the online video revolution took off, Jack Rebney became one of the first internet folk heroes. Today, the "Winnebago Man" clip has been seen by more than 20 million people, and has attracted a cult following in Hollywood. The "Winnebago Man" has been quoted in movies and on TV by everyone from Ben Affleck to Alec Baldwin to SpongeBob SquarePants, and earlier this year, Conan O'Brien named "Winnebago Man" as one of his all-time favorite videos on YouTube. There's even a painting of Jack Rebney — as Shrek — that hangs in offices of Dreamworks Animation.

Jack Rebney Today
After traveling to New York, LA and San Francisco for the theatrical openings of "Winnebago Man", the 80-year-old Rebney has returned to his mountaintop cabin, where he continues to live alone with his beloved pit bull, "Buddha." He would like audiences to know that he's very pleased with how the film turned out. "It's not War and Peace. It's not Doctor Zhivago," Rebney says, "But, it says something, that after seeing it, people come up to me and throw their arms around me and they're still laughing. People come up to me with tears in their eyes. It's not surprising, then, that I like the film. And I haven't liked anything in about 20 years." Rebney and the film's director, Ben Steinbauer, have become good friends and they speak on the phone almost every day.
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My family (wife and three kids, sometimes the dog) and I have been RV campers since 2007. We own a 2000 Trail-Lite B22 Bantam hybrid, our tow vehicle is a 2006 Trailblazer LT EXT (5.3 V8 with 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio), and our setup includes the Equalizer sway controller. Looking to upgrade the camper in the near future, but until then we get out 2-3 times a month in season.