Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Audio Commentary: With Director Judd Apatow, Writer/Star Amy Schumer, and Associate Producer Kim Caramele: This is an entertaining and informative look inside the film. Schumer and Apatow sound like they had fun working on the project, as that energy comes out in this commentary.
Deleted Scenes: Nikki's Dream (available as V1-Plane Teeth [1:55] and V2-Japan [1:48]), Bar App (1:58), Amy Calls Kim (1:26), The Morning After (1:42), Ryan Phillippe (2:20), Percentage (3:41), Drunk Horse (8:46), Guys' Fantasy (3:16), Minivan Nightmare (0:54), Doctors With Borders (1:39), Amy Gets Grilled (2:03), Prostitute (3:02), Steven & Lorenz (4:50), Amy & Schultz (2:45), Goodbye (1:33), Happily Ever After (1:17), and Cleveland (1:12).
Extended/Alternate Scenes: Amy & Allister (1:21), S'nuff Pitches (6:53), Steven Sex (6:28), LeBron's Glasses (2:40), Breakup (6:06), The Doctor's Place (2:54), Lunch with LeBron (6:46), Baby Talk (4:44), Skeletons in the Closet (4:24), Amare's Post Op (2:24), Pleasure Chest (2:51), and Fired (1:49).
Secrets of the Wu (2:21): The actors discuss the importance of the Wu-Tang Clan in the film.
The Dogwalker (480i): One of the best parts of the film, the scenes from the film are put together into a Part 1 (2:06) and a Part 2 (2:01).
Gag Reel: These are also placed into a Part 1 (6:37) and Part 2 (6:03).
Line-O-Rama (1080p): Again, there's a Part 1 (5:18) and something called a Steven-O-Rama (2:51).
Directing Athletes: A Blood Sport (1080p): The various athletes who appear in the film discuss working with Apatow and the cats. Apatow discusses working with the athlete actors.
Behind-the-Scenes (480i): This is the only one I wish were 1080p, but instead we get a 480i version with various behind-the-scenes featurettes. Sections include Amy & Family (14:33), Dance (12:12), Cena (13:49), Norman (11:58), Tilda (4:10), Athletes (7:48), S'Nuff (4:31), The Dogwalker (3:48), Horse Carriage (7:04), Rapping with Method Man (2:12), and Norman & Method Man Talk Music (7:16). It's perhaps the best part of the package, but space considerations apparently required the lesser quality.
Trainwreck Comedy Tour: The cast and crew travel to pimp the movie. We see stops in Boston (1080i, 2:23), Toronto (1080p, 4:22), Toronto: Judd & Colin (1080p, 5:35), Chicago (1080p, 3:53), Seattle (3:14), and Los Angeles (4:46). There's also a radio special: SiriusXM Town Hall: Seattle (1080p, 53:12).
Red Band Trailer (1080p, 3:03):
Our evaluation copy arrived as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo, with a voucher for a UV/iTunes digital copy.
The Bottom Line - 4/5
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The hilarious Amy Schumer/Judd Apatow comedy looks and sound great, but needs an edit.
Review by Matt CummingsIf there's one thing that can be said about the Amy Schumer/Judd Apatow comedy Trainwreck, it's that it lovingly shows how hot-mess relationships can come clean and eventually endure. Unfortunately, its long runtime reduces what could have been the comedy of the year. At least the home release more than makes up for its failures in story, with great audio/video and a deep collection of supplements. The Movie - 4/5