Blu-ray, DVD Release: Frankie Go Boom

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 14, 2013
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $26.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Frankie Go BoomComedy movie Frankie Go Boom proves one thing: Ron Perlman (Conan the Barbarian) does not make an attractive woman.

Written and directed by Jordan Roberts (Around the Bend), the film tells the story of Frankie (Charlie Hunnam, TV’s Sons of Anarchy), who has been tortured and humiliated by his brother Bruce (Chris O’Dowd, This is 40) his entire life by posting videos of Frankie online. Finally Bruce goes too far, uploading a video of a disastrous one-night stand with the inebriated daughter (Lizzy  Caplan, Bachelorette) of a loose-cannon ex-movie star. To try to undo the damage, the brothers enlist the help of Bruce’s transsexual computer hacking friend (Perlman).

Frankie Go Boom Blu-ray boxChris Noth (Sex and the City 2) also stars in Frankie Go Boom, which got so-so reviews from critics. MSN Movies critic Kathleen Murphy said, “Though deliciously rude and crude, Frankie Go Boom possesses a surprisingly sweet heart.” But New York Post‘s Lou Lumenick said the film is “a sub-Apatovian farce that tries way too hard.”

Originally called 3,2,1… Frankie Go Boom, the movie comes with these special features on DVD and Blu-ray:

  • “Behind the Scenes” interviews with Roberts and the actors
  • deleted and alternate scenes with introduction by Roberts
  • “Pig in the Pool” featurette about one of the movie’s most memorable characters.

Check out the movie’s odd 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.