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Maybe it was the inclusion of Matthew Broderick or maybe it was seeing Eddie Murphy in rare form, but 2011’s Tower Heist took a sort of nonsensical plot and turned into an irresistible couple of hours of fun. Director Brett Ratner is at his best when he gets to mix in jokes with wild sight gags and some shoot ‘em up fun. With that magic at his fingertips, Ratner helped Tower Heist to turn a tidy profit, making over $134 million worldwide on a $75 million budget. Now, Universal Home Studios is preparing Tower Heist for a Blu-ray and DVD release.
The likeable story about a wealthy swindler who gets his comeuppance when he messes with the wrong crew’s money will hit Blu-Ray, DVD, digital download and On Demand on February 21. Though the film is lacking in the 3D department, it will come with Universal Homes Studios now-predominant Second Screen Blu-ray technology, which lets audiences interact with the film via a connected device, such as a computer or tablet.
If the Second Screen technology isn’t appealing, Tower Heist DVD and Blu-Ray copies will come with a ton of additional footage and bonus features, including several deleted and alternative scenes. Additionally, if you weren’t happy with the way the money was delineated at the end of the film, two alternative endings will be included with purchase. A gag reel, feature commentary from Brett Ratner, and a segment on making a classic caper movie called “Plotting Tower Heist” will round out the extras. Blu-Ray copies will also come with BD Live features and the Pocket Blu app.
You can check out the tentative box art, below.