Director-writer-producer Judd Apatow’s rise to fame is no laughing matter. Like it or not, he has singlehandedly redefined American comedies and male bonding in general with his contributions to movies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, Superbad, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and others. History will look back at the 41-year-old multi-hyphenate as the high priest of bromance.
Apatow’s latest directorial effort, Funny People, stars Adam Sandler as a comic with a terminal illness whose desire for—what else?—true bromance causes him to take a green performer (Seth Rogen) under his wing. Universal just announced that it will bring Funny People to DVD and Blu-ray on November 24. Few details are available about extras, but Apatow is usually heavily involved in his discs’ behind-the-scenes features and commentaries. Both the theatrical and unrated cuts of the movie will be included, the latter of which tops out at two hours and 33 minutes by adding an additional seven minutes of footage. Blu-ray Bob thinks the joke gets old when comedies stretch out over 90 minutes (although the Apatow-written Walk Hard is a notable exception). Bromance is definitely in the air.