Blu-ray, DVD Release: Here Comes the Boom

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 5, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Here Comes the BoomComedy movie Here Comes the Boom takes one part of the story of Warrior and injects the kind of laughs Kevin James provides.

James plays 42-year-old high-school biology teacher and former college wrestler Scott Voss. When budget cuts threaten to cancel some of the school’s programs, including laying off the music teacher (Henry Winkler), Voss decides to raise money by fighting in mixed martial arts bouts. Naturally, everyone thinks he’s crazy, especially the school nurse (Salma Hayek). But we’ve got a feeling he’ll end up inspiring people.

Rated PG, Here Comes the Boom was directed by Frank Coraci, who also directed James in Zookeeper and helmed other comic actor Adam Sandler in Click, The Waterboy and The Wedding Singer.

On the back of bad reviews, Here Comes the Boom didn’t do as well as other James films in theaters. Here Comes the Boom grossed $42.5 million, lower than Zookeeper’s $80 million, Paul Blart: Mall Cop’s $146 million, and even lower than James’ lowest-grossing movie, The Dilemma, which took in $48.5 million.

Minneapolis Star Tribune critic Colin Covert called the movie “weak,” and Detroit News‘ Adam Graham said it’s “full of cliches.” Moviegoers, however, liked it better, giving the film 78% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain special features. On the DVD:

  • gag reel
  • “Scott Arrives at School”
  • “Here Comes the Cast.”

The Blu-ray adds:

  • “Gino vs. Ritchie”
  • “Getting in the Ring”
  • “Three Amigos”
  • “The Real Fighters”
  • “Disco Street Fighting.”

Both formats also offer instant streaming of the movie via UltraViolet.

Check out the trailer:

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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.