Blu-ray, DVD Release: Butter

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 11, 2012
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $29.99
Studio: Anchor Bay

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Jennifer Garner creates her masterpiece in Butter.

The 2012 comedy  Butter features a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Garner (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Ty Burrell (TV’s Modern Family), Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy), Rob Corddry (Hot Tube Time Machine), Alicia Silverstone (Vamps), and Hugh Jackman (Oklahoma!).

A story about unlikely rivals who will do whatever it takes to beat the competition, the film sets its sights on a butter carving contest in Iowa, which is a as cut-throat as a Presidential election with its scandal, greed, blackmail, and sex. When long-reigning champion butter sculptor, Bob Pickler (Burrell), is forced to step down, his zealous wife, Laura (Garner), enters the competition herself to fight for their status as butter royalty.  A win seems virtually guaranteed for the poised and studied candidate when a formidable contender emerges: the fresh-faced, effortlessly charismatic 10-year-old, Destiny (Yara Shahidi), an African-American foster child of local couple, Jill and Ethan (Silverstone and Corddry).  Suddenly, it’s anybody’s game and Laura will do anything to win – even if it means resorting to sabotage and seducing her foolish ex-boyfriend, Boyd (Jackman), as a co-conspirator.

Directed by Jim Field Smith (She’s Out of My League), the R-rated Butter received generally tepid reviews upon its limited release to theaters and video-on-demand premiere in October, 2012. Certainly, the cast warrants some attention…

The Blu-ray and DVD contain a gag reel and deleted and extended scenes as bonus features.

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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.