DVD & BLU-RAY
See The Serious Side Of Funny People On DVD November 24th
Author: Perri Nemiroff
published: 2009-10-22 21:05:10
When you’ve got Judd Apatow making a movie called Funny People, starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza, and Aziz Ansari, you’d expect to get an uproariously hilarious film. Yes, Funny People is well, funny, but there’s much more to it than humor. See what it’s all about when it hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 24th.
Money can’t buy happiness, particularly in the case of George Simmons (Sandler). George is a successful comedy actor living what most would consider "the good life." Sadly, George doesn’t see it that way: he's completely self-absorbed and has no true friends. With the help of his assistant, Ira (Rogen), George uses a second chance at life to give back and get back the woman he loves.
Apatow takes bringing Funny People to DVD and Blu-ray very seriously. The single-disc DVD comes with the unrated version of the film, a gag reel, and feature commentary with Apatow, Sandler, and Rogen, but if you stick with the bare minimum on this one, you’ll really be missing out. Both the two-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD come with a significant amount of promising bonus material. First and foremost is the gag reel, which, considering the cast, is guaranteed to be hilarious. There’s also a four-part documentary detailing the entire production process. Then, you can see where it all began with “From the Archives,” which includes Sandler and Apatow’s 1990 episode of The Midnight Hour with Bill Maher, Sandler’s first appearance on David Letterman, and a 13-year-old Rogen doing stand-up. Even the film’s minor characters get a chance to shine. There’s a mockumentary with Ansari’s character, Randy, and “Music from Funny People,” which shows off the work of RZA. The list goes on and on, so be sure to check out the full specs below.
In honor of the DVD and BD release, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is giving away $100,000. The release doesn’t really provide enough details to explain how the contest works, but it’s got something to do with a grand prize winner getting a check for $100,000 and a bunch of other people having the chance to win over 200 other prizes like Blu-ray players and netbooks. If you win one of those runner-up prizes, you’ll get two, so you can give one away for the holiday. The contest doesn’t begin until October 28th, so we’ll keep an eye out for additional information.
Funny People on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def includes everything on the two-disc Collector’s Edition DVD, plus more exclusive content and interactive features, including:
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