Despite a great cast and decent marketing campaign, Stand Up Guys didn’t do so stand up at the box office. I blame the title of the film for being too nondescript. The film itself follows a criminal recently released from prison (Al Pacino), who gets into a series of shenanigans with his old partners in crime (Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin), to interesting results. If former criminals and shoot-em-up aspects are your thing, you can catch Stand Up Guys when it hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on May 21.

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Walken and Arkin have had a pretty big year—especially Arkin, who performed well in this year’s Academy Award Best Picture winner, Argo, even getting to state the big “Argo fuck yourself” line. Add in Pacino and you have the formula for a pretty decent—and pretty weird—buddy comedy. Additionally, The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies and a slew of other supporting characters also pop up in the film.

If this is a flick that you are interested in seeing but don’t care about packaging or any other bells and whistles, Lionsgate Home Entertainment is bringing the film onto Video On Demand early. Stand Up Guys will hit VOD on May 7. The VOD release might be a good way to decide whether or not the film is worth owning in hard copy, as both the Blu-ray and DVD sets will run on the expensive end. Blu-ray copies will run for $39.99 and DVD copies will run somewhat more cheaply, at $27.98. You can check out the trailer or the full list of bonus features, below.

Stand Up Guys Blu-ray Extras
  • “American Muscle: The Stand Up Stunt Driving Scenes” featurette
  • “The Lowdown On Making Stand Up Guys” featurette
  • “The Stand Up Songs Of Jon Bon Jovi" featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Director Fisher Steven

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