New Release: Swingers Blu-ray

Swingers movie scene

Jon Favreau (l.) and Vince Vaughn hit Vegas baby Vegas in Swingers.

Lionsgate premiered the long-overdue U.S. Blu-ray edition of the 1996 comedy movie Swingers, starring Jon Favreau (Couples Retreat) and Vince Vaughn (The Dilemma), on Aug. 23, 2011, for a list price of $14.99. That’s so money!

Written by Favreau and directed by Doug Liman (Fair Game), the movie about a New York dude (Favreau) in Los Angeles pursuing an acting and stand-up career as he tries to mend his broken heart and deal with a fast-talking buddy (Vaughn) is already considered a comedy classic. The pair’s exploits in Vegas in the early part of the film have already been co-opted more times than we can even count.

An earlier Blu-ray edition of Swingers was issued in Canada and is still available.

Bonus features on the U.S. Blu-ray include a director/screenwriter commentary, an illustrated action commentary with Favreau and Vaughn, a multi-part making-of documentary and other extras that all previously appeared on the Miramax’s 2002 DVD edition of the film.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.