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Anchor Bay Press Release: Butter (DVD)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 16 2012 - 12:19 PM




“A rare dark comedy that will have you laughing out loud.”

~ Peter Sciretta, SlashFilm.com





Starring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone and Hugh Jackman, Butter Heads To Retail On December 4, 2012! 



BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC announced today the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD release of the hilarious political satire comedy, BUTTER, from director Jim Field Smith (She’s Out of My League).  Written by newcomer Jason Micallef, BUTTER features a stellar ensemble cast that includes Golden Globe® Award winner Jennifer Garner (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Emmy® Award winner Ty Burrell (ABC’s “Modern Family”), Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy), Emmy® Award winner Rob Corddry (Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Ashley Greene (the Twilightfranchise), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), and Hugh Jackman (the X-Men franchise).  A story about unlikely rivals who will do whatever it takes to beat the competition in this quirky and outrageous comedy about love, sex, winning, and most of all, butterBUTTER heads to retail on December 4, 2012 for an SRP of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and $24.98 for the DVD.



Much in the same vein as films like Christopher Guest’s Best In Show and Alexander Payne’s Election, BUTTER also stars Yara Shahidi (Imagine That), Kristen Schaal (Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), and Phyllis Smith (NBC’s “The Office”).



In his review for Variety, film critic Peter Debruge called BUTTER “a wicked Midwest satire with razor blades stashed beneath its bright candy-apple surface.”  Wrote WeGotThisCovered.com’s, Jonathan Lack, “‘Butter’ is a spectacularly entertaining film, a well written, perfectly paced comedy brought tolife by one of the year’s best ensemble casts.”  Added ComingSoon.net’s, Edward Douglas, “‘Butter’ is very much like the type of comedy Alexander Payne used to make back when he was starting out – dark and edgy humor that plays with religion and politics…”



InIowa, butter carving is as cut-throat as a Presidential election, plagued with scandal, greed, blackmail, and sex – except with butter!  When long-reigning champion butter sculptor,Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), is forced to step down, his zealous wife, Laura (Jennifer Garner), enters the competition herself to fight fortheir status as butter royalty.  A win seems virtually guaranteed for the poised and studied candidate when a formidable contender emerges: the fresh-faced, effortlessly charismatic 10-year-old, Destiny (Yara Shahidi), an African-American foster child of local couple, Jill and Ethan (Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry).  Suddenly, it’s anybody’s game and Laura will do anything to win – even if it means resorting to sabotage and seducing her foolish ex-boyfriend, Boyd (Hugh Jackman), as a co-conspirator.



The BUTTER Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD special features include a gag reel and deleted and extended scenes.  Note: Special features are subject to change.


Learn more about BUTTER at: [u]www.butterthemovie.com




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