Mar 28, 2012

Upcoming Spy DVDs: This Means War

Fox has announced a May 22 release date for McG's action comedy about two spies competing for the love of the same woman, This Means War, on DVD and Blu-ray. Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play the spies; Reese Witherspoon is the woman. The Blu-ray edition comes loaded with special features, including (perhaps tellingly) three different alternate endings with optional commentary by director McG ("Warehouse Alternate Ending," "Alternate Ending #1" and "Alternate Ending #2"). In my review of the movie, I noted that Reese Witherspoon's eventual decision about which spy she wants to be with seemed arbitrary. The face that there are alternate endings that, according to the press release, "answer the question – what if she chose the other guy?" would seem to indicate that indeed it was arbitrary! Still, I'm quite curious to see them. Maybe there's one that works better? Additionaly bonus material on the BD includes an extended cut of the film (104 minutes as opposed to 97), something called "Bachelorette Party" (presumably not a deleted scene since it's not listed with the others), an "Uncensored Gag Reel," deleted scenes with optional commentary ("Trish & Lauren Chat / Shooting Range," "Jonas’ Funeral," "Post Pizza," "Ex-Girlfriends," "Visiting Joe" and "Lauren Freaking Out"), an "alternative opening concept" (previz with optional commentary) a theatrical trailer and, finally, an audio commentary by Director McG on "standard and extended versions." According to the press release, the Blu-ray and DVD will be available for an average retail price of $25.00 and $20.00, respectively.

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