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Butter Will Melt Its Way On To Blu-ray In December

Butter features a strong cast and a strange premise—members of a small Midwestern town get into some hijinks during a butter sculpting competition. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto film festival, but it barely managed to make a mark in theaters, and its monetary intake at the box office ($105,018) is laughable. Still, with Ashley Greene, Ty Burrell, Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, and Hugh Jackman all on board, Butter may be one to catch when the film hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 4.

Anytime I think of butter in the same sentence as the Midwest, my mind generally roams to that awful episode of Weeds where the guys are forced to eat a mound of butter in order to win a mobile home. Luckily, Butter is more about sculpting than consuming the golden stuff, although, while the film may not have the gross out factor as the Weeds episode, it still features some pretty wacky premises. This is a film with cutesy cover art (see below) that gets into foster child issues, prostitution, casual sex, and a ridiculous revenge plotline. You don’t really see that hard R-rating coming when you take a look at the cover.

As Butter found such a small audience in theaters and failed to gain too much traction with critics, the release will be pretty barebones. Anchor Bay Home Entertainment and Radius-TWC have put together a tentative list of special features, which will include a gag reel, as well as deleted and extended scenes. Since the extras are subject to change, we’ll keep you posted if Anchor Bay puts together any additions, but I wouldn’t bet my butter on it.

Jessica Rawden

Amazing Race & Top Chef superfan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.