New Release: The Kids Are All Right DVD and Blu-ray

The Kids Are All Right movie sceneComedy/drama The Kids Are All Right, which grossed $20 million in a limited release in theaters, was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 16, 2010, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The acclaimed movie stars Julianne Moore (A Single Man) and Annette Bening (American Beauty) as a couple raising two children (Mia Waikowska of Alice in Wonderland and Josh Hutcherson of Journey to the Center of the Earth), but the family is turned to turmoil when the teenagers seek out the anonymous sperm donor who is their birth father (Mark Ruffalo of Shutter Island).

Universal packed both the DVD and Blu-ray with special features. On the DVD lineup:

  • “The Journey to Forming a Family” featurette in which director/co-writer Lisa Cholodenko talks about her five-year journey to write and create the film was motivated by her own desire to build a family
  • making-of featurette
  • “The Writers’ Process” with Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
  • and commentary with Cholodenko.

The Blu-ray includes all those plus Universal’s usual Blu-ray exclusive features:

  • BD-Live access via the Internet
  • Pocket Blu, which turns a smart phone into a Blu-ray player remote control as well as allows viewers to download bonus content on their phone
  • My Scenes bookmark feature
  • and UHear, which viewers can skip back a few seconds and turn on subtitles if they miss a line.

The R-rated movie is shown in widescreen, aspect ratio 1.85:1 on both versions. The Blu-ray has DTS-HD audio, and the DVD has Dolby 5.1.


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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.