Sunday, July 1, 2012

Now Available on DVD and Blu-Ray -- 21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street DVD Box Art

“A totally hilarious movie that will have you laughing until it hurts.”
- Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV

“That rare comedy that's funny throughout.”
- Claudia Puig / USA Today

Jonah Hill (Superbad) and Channing Tatum (The Vow) Team Up
For the Year’s #1 Action Comedy

They’re too old for this shift.

Going Undercover June 26th on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ Featuring Hilarious Special Features
- Including Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes and More -


Jonah Hill (MoneyballSuperbad) and Channing Tatum (The Vow, Dear John) swap guns for books in the hit action-comedy21 JUMP STREET, which garnered more than $130 million at the box office and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet June 26thfrom Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In this hilarious and action-packed comedy, Hill and Tatum star as a team of rookie cops forced to go undercover at a high school to bust a dangerous drug ring. The film has had both critics and audiences jumping in their seats with laughter, featuring a hysterical supporting cast, including rap legend Ice Cube (Barbershop, Friday), Dave Franco (Fright NightSuperbad), Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, “United States of Tara”), Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids, “The Office”) and Rob Riggle (The HangoverThe Other Guys).  Bonus features on the DVD include director and cast commentary, four deleted scenes and “Back to School,” a featurette that provides a look into how the hilarious movie came together.  In addition to director and cast commentary and the “Back to School” featurette, the Blu-ray bonus features also include 20 deleted scenes, a gag reel, “Cube-O-Rama,” featuring hilarious outtakes with Ice Cube (Captain Dickson), and four additional behind-the-scenes featurettes – “Brothers In Arms,” “Johnny Depp On Set,” “The Rob Riggle Show,” and “Peter Pan on The Freeway.” 


 Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier - and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.

 21 JUMP STREET was written by Michael Bacall (Project X, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World), based on the TV show “21 Jump Street” created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell. It was produced by Neal H. Moritz (The Fast & The Furious series) and Stephen J. Cannell (The A-Team, TV’s “21 Jump Street). Executive producers are Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ezra Swerdlow (The SmurfsZombieland) and Tania Landau (Made of HonorVantage Point).  The film has a run time of approximately 110 minutes, and it has been rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence.
  Blu-ray Bonus Material
·         Director and Cast Commentary
·         Gag Reel
·         Cube-O-Rama, featuring hilarious outtakes with Ice Cube (Captain Dickson)
·         Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, including:
o   Back to School, a look into how the hilarious movie came together
o   Brothers In Arms, taking an in-depth look into how Jonah and Channing worked together on the stunts and laughs for this buddy action comedy
o   Johnny Depp On Set, going behind the scenes to bring Tom Hansen back to 21 Jump Street
o   The Rob Riggle Show, discussing the comedy genius of Rob Riggle
o   Peter Pan on The Freeway, a behind-the-scenes look at shooting the action-packed freeway scene
·         20 Deleted Scenes

  DVD Bonus Material
·         Director and Cast Commentary
·         “Back to School” Featurette, a look into how the hilarious movie came together
·         Four Deleted Scenes

My Thoughts:

While many of you were gathering up your girlfriends to head to the theaters this past weekend to see Magic Mike, I was able to get my husband to sit down and watch 21 Jump Street with me.  So, like you, I was able to get my Channing Tatum fix with this hilarious movie, which also stars Jonah Hill.  I missed this movie when it was released into theaters, but wasn't going to miss it when it arrived in stores recently.

Growing up in the 80's, I was a huge fan of the television show -- mainly in part because of Johnny Depp and Richard Greico.  Who wasn't?  But, you don't need to be a fan of the popular television series to enjoy this flick.  Within the first ten minutes of watching this film, my husband and I were laughing so hard.  And, this continued through the length of the movie.  When the movie ended, my husband agreed that this was one of the best action comedies we have seen in a while, and was glad he sat down to watch it with me.  Make sure you watch the “Back to School” Featurette, which shows how this hit movie came together.  You wouldn't think that Channing Tatum would be great in a comedic role, as he has been seen recently in dramas, like The Vow.  But, when you see him and Johan Hill together, it works.  They have great chemistry, that makes their characters believable, and will have you in stitches by the end of the movie.

I don't want to spoil the ending, but there are some unexpected cameos that will have you take notice.  Even though I wasn't able to see Magic Mike, this movie was a great stand in, and will be one that we will be watching again.  This is one movie I hope they do a sequel to.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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