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Anchor Bay Press Release: Our Idiot Brother (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 12 2011 - 11:16 AM



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“A hilarious must-see!”

~ Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood



ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT and THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY PRESENT THE LAUGH-OUT-LOUD COMEDY

 OUR IDIOT BROTHER ON BLU-RAY AND DVD


A Box Office Hit, OUR IDIOT BROTHER Heads To Retail On November 29th!


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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray and DVD release of the “outrageous” (David Walters, Details) comedy, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, from the producers behind Little Miss Sunshine.  Starring Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man) in the title role, OUR IDIOT BROTHER is a comedy about an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters, played by Elizabeth Banks (W.), Zooey Deschanel ((500) Days of Summer) and Emily Mortimer (City Island), along with Rashida Jones (TV’s “The Office”), and funnyman Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder).  Directed by Jesse Peretz, with screenplay by Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall (story by Evgenia Perez and David Schisgall and Jesse Peretz), OUR IDIOT BROTHERheads to retail on November 29, 2011 for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-ray and $29.98 for the DVD.


In her review for Entertainment Weekly, film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum wrote OUR IDIOT BROTHER is “a bouncy, bighearted comedy!”  Newsday’s Rafer Guzman described the film as “genuinely irresistible!”  People magazine film critic, Alynda Wheat, proclaims “Paul Rudd is so funny you’ll leave feeling high on humanity.”



Paul Rudd stars in this witty and highly relatable comedy, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, about that one family member who is always just a little bit behind the curve.  For sisters Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), Natalie (Zooey Deschanel) and Liz (Emily Mortimer), that person is their upbeat brother Ned, an organic farmer, whose willingness to trust humankind allows for an oddly trouble-free existence.  Ned may be utterly lacking in common sense, but he is their brother, and after his girlfriend dumps him and boots him off the farm, his sisters must once again come to his rescue.  As Miranda, Natalie and Liz each take turns at housing Ned, their brother's unfailing commitment to honesty creates more than a few messes in their comfortable routines.  But after seeing life through Ned’s optimistic perspective, his family comes to realize that maybe Ned isn't such an idiot after all.



The OUR IDIOT BROTHER Blu-ray™ and DVD bonus features include an audio commentary with director Jesse Peretz; a “The Making of Our Idiot Brother” featurette; and deleted and extended scenes.  Note: Special features are subject to change.



Learn more about OUR IDIOT BROTHER at:

www.ouridiotbrother.com



ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY


The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes, including Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH, winner of four 2011 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.


Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; and SUBMARINE. Currently in release are I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; APOLLO 18; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; and SARAH’S KEY. Upcoming releases include DIRTY GIRL; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, PIRANHA 3DD; THE ARTIST; W.E.; and THE IRON LADY.

TWC is also active in television production, with credits including the Emmy® Award-winning hit reality series “Project Runway,” the new VH1 reality series “Mob Wives,” and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.” The company is producing three “Project Runway” spinoffs: “Project Runway All Stars,” “Project Runway: Masters” and “Project Runway: Accessories,” which are expected to debut in 2011. The company currently has 17 series in different stages of development, including: “Marco Polo,” a scripted historical series about the great explorer; “The Nanny Diaries,” based on the hit book; and “The Mad Ones,” adapted from the Mafia novel of the same name.



ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT

Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children’s entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Starz tracking stock group (NASDAQ: LSTZA).


OUR IDIOT BROTHER BLU-RAY™

Street date:                   November 29, 2011

Pre-book:                      November 2, 2011

Catalog #:                     BD23674

UPC:                            01313 23674-9 1

Run time:                      90 Minutes

Rating:                          Rated R

SRP:                             $39.99

Format:                         1.78:1 Widescreen

Audio:                           English 5.1 DTSHD MA  




 

Ronald J Epstein
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