Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be taking home entertainment audience for a fun spin on the streets of Los Angeles on June 27 with the DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack debut of actor/writer/director Dax Shepard’s CHiPs.
The ARR comes in at 95 days and box office receipts currently stand at $18.4 million.
It’s bad news for the California Highway Patrol as someone on the inside is knocking off armored cars in Southern California and the FBI needs to get an undercover agent in there to crack the case. Selected for the job is none other than Francis Llewellyn “Ponch’ Poncherello (played by Michael Peña — The Martian, End of Watch, World Trade Center, etc.), who is “transferred” to the CHP to be on inside — perhaps as something of a punishment for shooting his own partner in a hostage situation (but that’s another story).
Meanwhile, top motocross pro Jon Baker (played by Shepard — as Crosby on the Parenthood, plus writer/director and co-starring with his wife, Kristen Bell, in the 2012 comedy Hit & Run) has been forced into retirement — one too many bone-breaking accidents — and has managed to land a job at the CHP as a rookie. He needs the money.
Now Baker can ride (perhaps not the way the CHP would like him to), he’s none too bright and his trophy bride (played by Kristen Bell) has kicked him to the curb because all of that sponsorship money has gone south, which makes him the perfect street partner for Ponch!
These two — Ponch and Baker — are not who you would like to respond to any accident you might be involved in. Ponch’s focus is elsewhere and Baker is basically a man-child with no focus at all. And yet, somehow, they must solve the mystery of who within the department is staging the armored car heists. That’s going to be quite a challenge (on many fronts), especially since their standard issued rides can’t keep up with the bandits (that’s where Baker will actually shine)!
The only bonus goodie common to both SKUs is the featurette titled “This is Not Your Dad’s Exclusive to the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack edition are commentary by Dax Shepard, deleted scenes (which were likely culled from the film to avoid an NC-17 rating … even at that CHiPs can be pretty crude in places as Shepard’s character seems to know no bounds) and two additional featurettes — “Practical Pursuit” and “Ducati: The Perfect Bike.”CHiPs.”