Blu-ray, DVD Release: Identity Thief

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Identity ThiefIdentity Thief has a comedy trifecter with Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) directing Jason Bateman (The Switch) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids).

In the movie, Bateman plays Sandy Patterson, a mild-mannered accounts rep whose far from home in Florida. McCarthy plays Diana, who’s living it up on the outskirts of Orlando thanks to Patterson’s stolen ID. With a week to bring down the con artist, Patterson goes to extreme measures to clear his name.

R-rated Identity Thief also stars Jon Favreau (Couples Retreat), Amanda Peet (2012), John Cho (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas) and Robert Patrick (Cop Land).

Critics didn’t think much of the film, with Miami Herald’s Rene Rodriguez writing: “Identity Thief apparently forgets it was supposed to be a comedy.” Still, the movie’s stars brought in $130 million at the box office.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo contain more laughs with an unrated version of the film.

The DVD also comes with:

  • gag reel
  • and a making-of featurette.

And the Blu-ray adds:

  • “Scene Stealing: Capturing the Humor of Identity Thief
  • “The Skiptracer’s Van” with Robert Patrick in character as The Skiptracer telling us what’s most important to him
  • alternate takes
  • downloadable digital copy
  • instant streaming via UltraViolet.

Check out the movie’s new 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.