Monday, August 10, 2015

Melissa McCarthy Stars In 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment's Sept. 29 DVD And Blu-ray Release Of Director Paul Feig's Summer Comedy Smash Spy

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Melissa McCarthy continues her run of hit comedies with news this week that 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment will sending home her latest, Spy, on Sept. 29 as both DVD and Blu-ray editions.

Ticket sales were a robust $108.9 million and the ARR trip from theatrical venues to home entertainment outlets is a snappy 116 days.

The DVD SKU will feature the PG-13 theatrical cut, while the Blu-ray release will include both the theatrical cut and an unrated version that features ten minutes worth of excised footage (likely a combination of material that would have pushed it into the dreaded R-rating territory and pacing trims).

Bonus materials for Spy include not one, but two gag reels, film commentary featuring director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat), producer Jessie Henderson, gaffer John Vecchio, cinematographer Robert Yeoman and fight coordinator Walter Garcia, plus two featurettes —  “Susan and Her Men” and “The Great Rick Ford.”

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Exclusive to the Blu-ray SKU are “3 Redacted” scenes and “15 Classified” alternate scenes, plus nine additional featurettes and an eight-part behind-the-scenes mini-documentary.
In other release news from 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment this week, filmmaker Steven R. Monroe — reboot director for I Spit on Your Grave — will see The Exorcism of Molly Hartley, his direct-to-home entertainment sequel to the 2008 film release of The Haunting of Molly Hartley, released on Oct. 20 as unrated DVD and Blu-ray editions.

Bonus features include three production featurettes — “Exorcism: Beyond One Truth,” “Clovesdale Institute: Classified Security Camera Footage” and “Director Diaries.”

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