New Release: Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers Blu-ray

Meet the Parents movie scene

Meet the Parents

Tieing into the theatrical bow of Little Fockers, Universal Studios Home Entertainment debuted the first two movies in the franchise, Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, on Blu-ray on Nov. 30, 2010.

The PG-13 comedy series stars Robert De Niro (Stardust) and Ben Stiller (Greenberg) as father and son-in-law with lots of relationship issues. In 2000’s Meet the Parents, Stiller, a nurse, meets the parents of his girlfriend (Teri Polo of TV’s The West Wing) on the eve of her sister’s wedding. Although the mother (Blythe Danner of TV’s Will & Grace) is nice enough, Stiller quickly learns that the father (De Niro), a former CIA agent, is much less trusting.

Meet the Fockers movie scene

Meet the Fockers

In the 2004 follow-up Meet the Fockers, its Stiller and Polo’s time to get married, and they take Danner and De Niro to meet Stiller’s parents, free wheeling hippies Dustin Hoffman (Last Chance Harvey) and Barbra Streisand (The Prince of Tides).

Both movies are directed by Jay Roach (Mystery, Alaska).

Little Fockers continues the family story with Stiller and Polo as new parents. Owen Wilson (Marmaduke) also stars in the series.

This was not the movies’ high-definition debut, as both films were released on HD DVD before that format lost the high-def format war.

The Blu-ray for Meet the Parents contains these special features:

  • “Spotlight On Location” featurette
  • “De Niro Unplugged” featurette
  • “The Truth About Lying” featurette
  • “Silly Cat Tricks” featurette
  • “Jay Roach: A Director’s Profile” featurette
  • commentary with Roach and editor Jon Poll
  • commentary with Roach, De Niro, Stiller and producer Jane Rosenthal
  • and BD-Live features Pocket Blu, which allows smart phones to interact with Blu-ray players, and Social Blu, which allows users to meet their friends online while they watch the film.

The Meet the Fockers Blu-ray has these special features:

  • bloopers
  • “Inside the Litter Box: Behind-the-Scenes With Jinx the Cat” featurette
  • “The Manary Gland” featurette
  • “Fockers’ Family Portrait” featurette
  • “The Adventures of a Baby Wrangler” featurette
  • “Matt Lauer Meets the Fockers” featurette
  • commentary with director Roach and editor/co-producer Poll
  • and BD-Live features Pocket Blu and Social Blu.

Except the BD-Live features, all the bonuses on both movies have been on earlier DVD editions.

Both Blu-ray titles have 5.1 DTS-HD audio.

Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers also were re-released on DVD on Dec. 5, 2010, with movie cash to see Little Fockers in theaters.

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.