New Release: Bridesmaids Blu-ray and DVD

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Pretty -- and funny -- in pink: Here come the Bridesmaids!

The smash hit comedy Bridesmaids, starring the irrepressible and always-busy Kristen Wiig (Macgruber), arrived on Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 20, 2011, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The film was issued in a handful of configurations on disc: as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo/Digital Copy Combo Pack in Blu-ray packaging for a list price of $39.98, as a DVD/Blu-ray/Digital Copy Combo Pack in DVD packaging for $39.98, and as a single DVD for $29.98.

Concerning a group of gals prepping for their roles as you-know-whats for one of their friend’s impending weddings, the movie is produced by Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year Old Virgin), directed by Paul Feig (TV’s The Office) and co-stars the top-notch comedy ensemble of Maya Rudoph (Grown Ups), Rose Byrne (Get Him to the Greek), Melissa McCarthy (TV’s Mike and Molly), Wendi McLendon-Covey (TV’s Rules of Engagement), Ellie Kemper (Somewhere), Jon Hamm (Sucker Punch) and Chris O’Dowd (Pirate Radio).

Released in theaters in the U.S. in mid-May, Bridesmaids has rung up more than $160 million at the domestic box office as of this writing (and that’s without any car chases or CGI!!), making it one of the top five R-rated comedies of all time.

Here’s a list of the bonus materials on the Blu-ray and DVD:

  • commentary with director Paul Feig, co-writer Annie Mumolo and cast members Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper
  • Line-o-rama
  • Cholodecki’s commercial

And here’re the extras that are exclusive to the Blu-ray:

  • gag reel
  • deleted, extended and alternate scenes
  • “Made of Honor: Behind the Scenes of Bridesmaids
  • Drunk-o-Rama
  • Pep Talk
  • Annie vs. Helen
  • “Hold On” song performance of Wilson Phillips’ hit
  • Universal’s Blu-ray features, including Pocket Blu, My Scenes and BD-Live


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