Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: The Boss

Digital Release Date: July 12, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 26, 2016
Price: DVD $16.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $19.96
Studio: Universal

Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) takes charge in the 2015 comedy The Boss, available in an unrated version from Universal.

TheBoss1_optMcCarthy is Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is so quick to forgive and forget. With nowhere to go and no one to scam, Michelle is forced to move in with former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars) and her young daughter, Rachel. Now at her lowest point, Michelle wastes no time in devising a winner-take-all plan to rebuild her empire…!

Directed and co-written by Ms. McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone, the film so features Peter Dinklage (TV’s Game of Thrones) and Kathy Bates (Tammy).

Here’s a breakdown of the bonus features:

  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended/Alternate Scenes
  • Gag Reel

BLU-RAY Exclusives

  • Michelle Darnell – Original Sketch – Melissa McCarthy’s full sketch at the Groundlings of her character “Michelle Darnell” in all its glory.
  • Origin Story – Even the boss has to start somewhere. We see and hear how the character of “Michelle Darnell” was created, and go from the early life at The Groundlings to the big screen. With interview footage from Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, and writer Steve Mallory, we get to relive the life of “Michelle Darnell.”
  • Peter Dinklage Gets to the Point – A hilarious piece about the Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, who plays Renault. This will include on-set and sit-down interviews with Peter and other cast; it showcases his sword fight & stunt training, eclectic wardrobe & hair styles andhis on-set chemistry with Melissa McCarthy.
  • Everybody Loves Kristen Bell – A look inside Kristen Bell’s character, Claire. From taking Michelle Darnell off the streets to helping create a brownie empire, Claire helped bring Michelle Darnell back to the top.
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About Laurence

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.