Blu-ray, DVD Release: Wanderlust

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston give communal lifestyles a whirl in Wanderlust.

Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses) and Paul Rudd (Our Idiot Brother) re-team for the first time since the 1998 rom-com movie The Object of My Affection in the raunchy comedy film Wanderlust.

Rudd and Aniston star as George and Linda, a marriend couple living in New York City who decide to get out of town for a spell after George loses his high-stress Manhattan job. Hitting the road and heading down South, the unemployed couple stops at a seemingly normal bed and breakfast in Georgia that turns out to be a bizarre commune known as Elysium. Game for a change of pace, the two give the free-spirited, communal life-style a shot, but are they truly ready to trade in their city lives for an existence peppered with hippies, tree-huggers and the occasional nudist?

Produced by Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids) and directed and co-written by David Wain, Wanderlust also features colorful film also features Justin Theroux (Your Highness), Malin Akerman (Catch .44), Alan Alda (Tower Heist) and Lauren Ambrose (A Dog Year).

The R-rated film received only average reviews during its wide-release to U.S. theaters in February, 2012, which translated into a disappointing box office haul of approximately $18.5 million.

Universal has done a nice job in outfitting the Blu-ray/DVD combo with a lot of extras—a solid move as the film is sure to do a lot better on disc!

While the DVD editions will contain only deleted, extended and alternative scenes as bonus features, the Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack offers a lot more. In addition to having all the usual Universal branded Blu-ray features (pocket BLU, Video Timeline, etc.), the Combo pack will feature the following:

  • Gag reel
  • Line-o-rama
  • God Afton! Fans can go with the cast and crew behind the scenes of Wanderlust.
  • Penis Envy: A mockumentary on Joe Lo Truglio’s experience wearing a prosthetic penis for his Wanderlust role.
  • The Elysium Campaign: Jordan Peele gives an impression of President Barack Obama if he had a small role in Wanderlust.
  • Wainy Days – Elysium: See the cast in an exclusive episode of director David Wain’s popular web series “Wainy Days.”
  • Audio commentary featuring director/writer/producer David Wain, writer/producer Ken Marino, actor/producer Paul Rudd, and impressions by Kevin Pollack
  • Wanderlust – The Bizarro Cut: 80 minutes of the film with alternate jokes in nearly every scene.
  • UltraViolet digital copy

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.