Blu-ray, DVD Release: This Is 40

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 22, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment


This Is 40Director Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) returns to his Knocked Up characters for comedy movie This Is 40.

Paul Rudd (Our Idiot Brother) and Leslie Mann (The Change-Up) again star as Pete and Debbie, a husband and wife balancing kids, work and life. All this while approaching the milestone of turning 40 and figuring out how to enjoy the rest of their lives.

Jason Segel (The Five-Year Engagement), Megan Fox (Passion Play), John Lithgow (Blow Out) and Albert Brooks (Broadcast News) also star in the film.

With mixed reviews, the R-rated movie grossed only about half its predecessor at the box office, with around $66 million. Washington Post critic Michael O’Shannon said This Is 40 “feels haphazard and unfinished, despite a few moments of laugh-out-loud humor.” Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor was kinder, but still reserved in his praise: “The performers are so likable that you stay with them even when, as is often the case, the material is hit-or-miss.”

An unrated edition of the film will be on the Blu-ray/DVD Combo, as well as a downloadable digital copy and instant streaming of This Is 40 via UltraViolet.

The DVD and Blu-ray include these special features:

  • gag reel
  • Line-O-Rama
  • deleted scenes
  • music from Graham Parker & the Rumour and Ryan Adams
  • feature commentary with writer/director Apatow.

The Blu-ray also has these exclusive bonuses:

  • featurette “The Making of This Is 40
  • “This is Albert Brooks (At Work)”
  • “Graham Parker & the Rumour: Long Emotional Ride”
  • “Brooks-O-Rama”
  • “Biking With Barry”
  • “Triumph the Insult Comic Dog”
  • “Kids On the Loose 3″
  • “Bodies By Jason” commercial
  • “Fresh Air With Terry Gross”
  • more deleted, extended and alternate scenes
  • more than 30 minutes more music with Graham Parker & the Rumour and Ryan Adams.
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About Sam 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.