Russell Brand is one of those people you either love or hate. If you fall into the latter category, you're probably going to hate Get Him to the Greek
. Fortunately, Brand makes me chuckle, so the prospect of seeing more of him in the role of archetypal burned-out rocker Aldous Snow intrigued me to say the least. Part buddy movie, part wicked industry satire, part excuse for Brand to act out for 90 minutes, Get Him to the Greek
may not be the best thing to come out of the Apatow factory, but it's a helluva lot of fun and features a highly addictive, highly vulgar soundtrack. Good luck getting "Furry Walls" out of your head during the weeks after you watch the movie.
Get Him to the Greek
returns Brand to the role of Snow, first introduced as a supporting character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall
(also directed by Greek
writer/director Nicholas Stoller), and picks up a few years down the line as Snow has burned out hard after a breakup with Fergie-esque girlfriend Jackie Q (Rose Byrne). Low-ranking record-label flunky Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) pitches the idea for an anniversary concert to reunite Snow with his band, Infant Sorrow, at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Label boss Sergio (Sean "P. Diddy" Combs) loves the idea, so he ships Aaron to London with 72 hours to sober Snow up enough to get him to the Greek on time. Thus begins an intercontinental road trip full of substance abuse, daddy issues, and rock and roll.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release Get Him to the Greek
as a two-disc Blu-ray, two-disc DVD, and single-disc DVD on September 28th. All versions will include a new unrated cut, as well as the theatrical cut. Here are the specs:
Blu-Ray Exclusive Features
Bonus Features (Blu-Ray and Two-Disc DVD)
- Additional and extended scenes not available anywhere else
- Musical performances from The Today Show and VH-1 Storytellers
- Karaoke -- Sing along to 15 Outrageous Songs
- The auditions that landed Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss, Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari, and T.J. Miller their roles
- Instant access to stream a bonus movie by choosing one of three hilarious comedies: Uncle Buck, Dazed and Confused, or Life via BD-Live or a smartphone
- BD-LIVE -- Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers and more
- MY SCENES -- Bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie
- Pocket BLU app -- Experience Blu-ray in an exciting new way with the pocket BLU™ app for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, PC and Macintosh. With this app, you can work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray player to activate advanced features such as:
- Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease.
- Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the movie.
- Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy exclusive content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
- Keyboard: Enter data into a Blu-ray player with your device’s easy and intuitive keyboard that will facilitate such Blu-ray features as chatting with friends and sending messages.
- social BLU -- Connect with friends on your favorite social networks to share information about your favorite movies, enjoy Blu-ray community features and more!
- Gag Reel
- "Blind Medicine" -- a promo for Sarah Marshall’s new TV series
- Feature Commentary with director Nicholas Stoller, cast members Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss and producer Rodney Rothman
- "Getting to Get Him to the Greek" Documentary
- "Getting in Tune With the Greek" Documentary
- "The Making of 'African Child'" Documentary
- Five Complete Music Videos featuring Aldous Snow, Infant Sorrow and Jackie Q
- Musical Performances from Infant Sorrow’s triumphant 1999 Greek Theater Concert and 2009 Comeback Concert, plus a peek at their infamous World Tour and the 2002 London Concert.
- Deleted, Extended and Alternate Scenes including an Alternate Intro and Ending
- Digital Copy