This Week In Releases: A Smurfy Week (No Pun Intended)

If Neil Patrick Harris could survive death in Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, then he can survive being in the live-action Smurfs movie. The story is quite basic as our mini-blue heroes are pursued into New York City thanks to Simpson’s Hank Azaria as Gargamel. While the word of mouth from older fans ranged from mixed to negative, kids and some optimistic families might welcome this smurf out of water tale a bit better as it makes it Blu Ray debut this week. Special features include some audio commentaries, 7 minutes of deleted scenes, some featurettes on the making of the film (most notable is the make-up work on Gargamel) and much more.

30 Minutes or Less is a comedy with a basic premise that failed to make an impact with a financially successful gross of $39 million (budgeted at $28 million). The comical tale of a pizza delivery boy who is caught in a string of terrorist heists still could have a chance to have another life on DVD. Also included is a picture in picture commentary, two featurettes and a massive pile of deleted scenes and outtakes.

Speaking of comedies, Our Idiot Brother also makes its debut with Paul Rudd starring as an idealist who intrudes and wreaks havoc with his three sisters. Met with a generally positive reception and a decent box-office gross of $24 million, this makes its way to home video with extras like an audio commentary from director John Peretz, a 14 minute documentary and some deleted scenes.

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Posted on November 30, 2011, in Rental Corner and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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