Blu-ray, DVD Release: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 13, 2016
Price: DVD $17.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $19.99
Studio: Universal

Andy Samberg (That’s My Boy) stars as a former boy-band member trying desperately to salvage his failing solo career in the comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

Andy Samberg is Conner4Real in Popstar.

Andy Samberg is Conner4Real in Popstar.

Samberg is Conner4Real, the breakout star of a popular but disbanded hip-hop group, whose life and career go off the rails just as he launches a highly publicized solo tour. With his popularity plummeting after a disastrous album release, the bratty ex-boy-bander leaves his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all.

Written by “Lonely Island” co-founders and SNL alums Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, and co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone, the film features appearances by including Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back), Maya Rudolph (Maggie’s Plan), Joan Cusack (Mars Needs Moms), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed), Bill Hader (Trainwreck) and Kevin Nealon (TV’s Weeds).

Despite generally positive reviews—its garnered a 77% rating at Rotten Tomatoes based on 133 published reviews—Popstar didn’t wow’em at the box office, raking in a dismal $9.5 million at the domestic box office this past June.

The Blu-ray and DVD are buried in bonus features, including the following:

  • 45 Minutes of Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Interview Outtakes
  • Bonus Footage
  • 6 Music Videos
  • How to Donkey Roll
  • Big Boy Freestyle
  • Shooting Hoops
  • “Turn Up the Beef” Backstory
  • Fun at CMZ!
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