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Street Date 1/31/23

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We're pleased to at last announce our fifth VSU; a film that we have been targeting for quite a while and is the ideal candidate for our 'Ultra' line, Aaron Norris' SIDEKICKS! Our edition features a brand new, VS created, 4K restoration, over two hours of newly produced video interviews, and plenty of other ass kicking extras! As usual, it will be packaged in VSU's custom designed hard box featuring newly created art by Robert Sammelin!

Barry isn't your normal high school student, he is obsessed with action movies, specifically ones starring the great Chuck Norris. In order to escape the difficulties of his everyday life, such as the loss of his mother and the bullies he has to face at school, Barry finds himself daydreaming of being Chuck Norris's sidekick and beating up the bad guys in order to save the day. With the help of his favorite teacher and her uncle, Barry begins training in martial arts in order to gain confidence and to ground himself in reality. However, reality hits hard when Barry enters a martial arts tournament and is forced to face the bullies that have been tormenting him. With a little help from a hero of his, Barry must overcome his fears if he wants to win the tournament as well as the heart of his longtime crush.

A true 90s nostalgia movie, SIDEKICKS stands out from other "family friendly" movies of the time thanks in part to the many recreations of iconic action scenes found in Chuck Norris's filmography. Directed by Aaron Norris (brother and frequent collaborator with Chuck Norris) SIDEKICKS features a who's who cast of 90s greats including: Jonathan Brandis (TV's Sea Quest, 1990's It), Beau Bridges (The Wizard), Danica McKellar (TV's The Wonder Years), Julia Nickson (Amityville: A New Generation), Joe Piscopo (Dead Heat), iconic character actor Mako (Red Sun Rising), and the legend himself Chuck Norris (Missing in Action) in a role unlike any other that he has played. Vinegar Syndrome Ultra is proud to present this video store era classic on 4k UHD and Blu-ray, newly scanned and restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative.

4K Ultra HD / Region Free Blu-ray Set
4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
Brand new commentary track with director Aaron Norris
Fan commentary track with filmmaker Joe Begos and friends
"Butch on Sidekicks" (36 min) - an interview with director Aaron Norris
"Producing Sidekicks" (19 min) - an interview with producer Don Carmody
"Kata Queen" (40 min) - an interview with actress Julia Nickson
"Designing Sidekicks" (47 min) - an interview with production designer Reuben Freed
"Editing Sidekicks" (34 min) - an interview with film editor Bernard Weiser
Original video trailer
Original 10-minute promo reel
Still gallery
40-page perfect bound book with essays by Chuck Norris Facts creator Ian Spector and Justin LaLiberty
Reversible sleeve artwork
English SDH subtitles

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