Blu-ray, DVD Release: Kick Ass 2

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 17, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Kick Ass 2The high-school superhero in green is back in Kick Ass 2.

In the sequel, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Savages) again plays nerdy Dave Lizewski, who drops his books and dons his suit to fight bad guys. He partners with the fellow teen hero Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz, Hugo) to fight evil, and the pair quickly faced with a deadly challenge.

Trying to get revenge for his father’s death, Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Pitch Perfect) re-invents himself as the leader of a league of villains. To survive, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl must team with a new wave of masked crusaders, led by badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey, Mr. Popper’s Penguins).

Although the original film was acclaimed by critics, Kick Ass 2 didn’t get as much love, and grossed a lower $29 million in theaters. The movie got 30% approval by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but moviegoers liked it better, to the tune of 67%.

Kick Ass 2 Blu-ray boxBased on the comic books by Mark Miller and John Romita Jr., the R-rated film also stars Morris Chestnut (TV’s V), Claudia Lee (TV’s Hart of Dixie) and Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine).

Both the DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo carry special features. Here’s the list:

  • extended scenes with optional commentary by writer/director Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down)
  • featurette “Upping the Game”
  • featurette “Going Ballistic: Weapons & Stunts”
  • “Creating a Badass World”
  • commentary with Taylor-Johnson, Mintz-Plasse, Moretz and Wadlow.

The Blu-ray also offers digital copy via UltraViolet.

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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.