Blu-ray/DVD Release: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: Nov. 13, 2012
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $19.98
Studio: HBO/Warner

My Big Fat Greek WeddingFor its 10th birthday, 2002 romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding has its high-definition debut in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, even with some new special features.

The PG film, which surprised Hollywood by stealing the hearts of viewers, was written by and stars Nia Vardalos (My Life in Ruins), shooting the relatively unknown, at the time, actress into stardom. Made on a reported $5 million production budget in 27 days, My Big Fat Greek Wedding grossed a whopping $241.4 million in the U.S. alone.

Vardalos plays Toula Portokalos, a Greek woman who disappears around her larger than life family. When she starts to break out with her own independence, she meets and falls in love with non-Greek Ian Miller (John Corbett, TV’s Parenthood). As their inevitable wedding day approaches (no spoiler — it is in the title), their families’ difference become more and more obvious.

Michael Constantine (The Juror) and Lainie Kazan (You Don’t Mess With the Zohan) also star, as Toula’s very Greek parents.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Blu-ray/DVD boxThe movie’s popularity was spawned into a TV show featuring the Portokalos family, My Big Fat Greek Life, starring everyone except Corbett as he had a scheduling problem with a prior movie role. But the television series didn’t hit as big as the original movie, airing for only seven episodes.

Still My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was based on a one-woman stage show written by Vardalos, has plenty of fans, so this Blu-ray/DVD version should be a welcome addition to many libraries, especially at the holidays.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo also has new special features. Here’s the list:

  • “A Look Back at My Big Fat Greek Wedding” 30-minute retrospective with Vardalos and Corbett reminiscing about making the movie
  • deleted scenes
  • audio commentary with Vardalos, Corbett and director Joel Zwick from the film’s original DVD
  • digital copy and UltraViolet streaming.
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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.