Blu-ray, DVD Release: Casa De Mi Padre

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 17, 2012
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Lionsgate

Casa De Mi PadreWill Ferrell (The Other Guys) goes Spanish in Casa De Mi Padre, a Spanish-language action comedy movie from the gringos behind Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

In the film, Ferrell plays Armando Alvarez, a simple Mexican who is proud to work on his father’s ranch. The ranch falls under finance troubles and his brother Raul (Diego Luna, Contraband) comes to the rescue with his beautiful fiancee, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez, Man on a Ledge). Things get bad, however, when Raul’s business dealings turn out to be shady and Armando falls for Sonia. The Alvarez family fall into a war with each other, but there’s also a threat by a dangerous drug lord (Gael Garcia Bernal, Letters to Juliet).

The first feature film directed by Matt Piedmont, Casa De Mi Padre has a slew of SNL staffers, including Piedmont, writer Andrew Steele and producer Adam McKay.

The movie, which is rated R, got a nominal release in theaters, grossing $6 million. Critics didn’t give it much love, though, with Newark Star-Ledger‘s Stephen Whitty describing it as “a product as cheap, empty and worth of a good beating as a pinata.”

The DVD and Blu-ray include these special features:

  • making-of featurette
  • deleted scenes
  • “Fight for Love” music video, the original song performed by Ferrell and Rodriguez
  • Commerciales, four faux commercials starring Ferrell, Luna, Rodriguez and co-stars Efren Ramirez and Nick Offerman
  • Pedro Armendariz Jr. Final Interview
  • commentary by Piedmont, Steele and Ferrell.

Here’s the film’s appropriately 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.