Posted: 10/11/2011


Horrible Bosses

by Del Harvey

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On October 11th, 2011, “Horrible Bosses” comes to BluRay Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.

For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently. There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.

Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day star in this workplace comedy about three frustrated employees who hatch a plan to kill their micromanaging bosses, only to find their murderous plot snowballing into disaster. Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters) directs a screenplay written by Michael Markowitz, Jonathan Goldstein, and John Francis Daley.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Download feature the Totally Inappropriate Edition, an extended cut of the film featuring even more ridiculous and hilarious footage not seen in theaters.

In addition, the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD include an UltraViolet Digital Copy of the standard definition theatrical version of the film, which allows consumers to download the film to a PC or Mac plus instantly stream it from a digital cloud to many computers, tablets or smartphones.

The extras on the Blu Ray and DVD packs include the following, with over 30 minutes of bonus content:

DVD Special Features:

- Instant Streaming with UltraViolet Digital Copy
- Deleted Scenes

Blu-ray Special Features:

Includes all DVD Special Features plus:
- Extended Cut Feature Film - Includes 8 minutes of all new hilarious moments not seen in theatres
- Theatrical Cut Feature Film
- My Least Favorite Career - Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Julie Bowen and director Seth Gordon recall jobs and difficult bosses from their past in this humorous ‘Before They Were Famous’ featurette
- Surviving A Horrible Boss - Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day discuss what makes a Horrible Boss, how to deal with their unpredictable and outrageous behavior, as well as elaborate on their on-set camaraderie as they play out the fantasies of oppressed workers everywhere
- Being Mean Is So Much Fun - Delve into the mind of the Horrible Bosses - Colin Farrell (Pellit), Jennifer Aniston (Dr. Harris), and Kevin Spacey (Harken) reflect on what it was like to get mean, down and dirty
- Making of the Horrible Bosses soundtrack

“Horrible Bosses” theatrical version will be available to rent ON DEMAND in hi-definition through Digital Cable, IPTV, Satellite TV, or through iTunes, Zune Marketplace on Xbox 360, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.

See clips at the official site here.

Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.

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