Every Monday Blu-ray Bob gazes into his crystal ball and predicts what discs will be spinning in your DVD player in the upcoming months. This week’s forecast calls for a wedding, a funeral, and a back-up plan.
It is said when you marry someone, you marry their entire family. This is the premise of the culture-clash comedy Our Family Wedding starring Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, Lance Gross and Ugly Betty's America Ferrera, which you can carry over the threshold on DVD and Blu-ray on July 13. Both versions contain deleted and extended scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a gag reel and more.
While we're on the subject of marriage, Jennifer Lopez is doing everything in reverse in the comedy The Back-up Plan. Instead of waiting for Mr. Right, Lopez decides to take on motherhood alone via artificial insemination. A romance develops with Alex O'Loughlin right after Lopez has the procedure done, so how long must she wait before she tells her new flame that there is a bun in the oven? Available on August 24, both the DVD and Blu-ray contain deleted scenes and "Belly Laughs: Making The Back-up Plan" featurette.
Director Neil LaBute's dark comedy Death at a Funeral is an American remake of the British film and stars Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan and Zoe Saldana. Both the DVD and Blu-ray will be available on August 10 and contain commentary with LaBute and Rock, deleted scenes and other behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Michael Caine plays a retiree living in a desolate urban wasteland who takes the law into his own hands in Harry Brown. The gripping crime drama breaks out on DVD and Blu-ray on August 31, and both versions contain deleted scenes and commentary with Caine, director Daniel Barber and producer Kris Thykier.
The hairy family comedy Furry Vengeance starring former blockbuster headliner Brendan Fraser didn't exactly drive moviegoers wild at the box office, but Summit Entertainment is hoping it has more bite at home on August 17. The Blu-ray/DVD combo has commentary with the director and cast, deleted scenes, "The Pitfalls of Pratfalls," "Working With Animals" and a gag reel.