Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Universal Studios Home Entertainment's Kick-Ass 2 Gets A Dec. 17 Street Date

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has selected Dec. 17 for DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions of director Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2, the last of the studio’s pre-Labor Day summer theatrical releases with a box office tally in excess of $25 million.   
Despite Jim Carrey renouncing the film just prior to its theatrical debut due to the violence associated with the film (did he read the script and did he give his salary back?), it still managed to pull in $28.8 million in ticket.  The ARR comes in at 123 days.

Bonus features include commentary from filmmaker Jeff Wadlow, who is joined by cast members Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, extended scenes and a trio of featurettes.   

Exclusive to the Blu-ray SKU is an alternate opening sequence with commentary by Wadlow, four additional features, including one titled “Big Daddy Returns: The Unshot Scene” (which also features commentary from Wardlow).

In other release news from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, three additional Hitchcock classics (his last three films) will be released on the Blu-ray format on the run-up to Christmas.

Streeting Nov. 5 is Topaz (1969), while both Frenzy (1972) and Family Plot (1976) check in one month later on Dec. 3.

To download this week's complete edition of the DVD and Blu-ray Release Report:  DVD & Blu-ray Release Report

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