by • December 18, 2012 • Blu-Ray, ReviewComments (0)69

Blu-ray Review: HEAVYWEIGHTS

Studio: Disney / Buena Vista
Rating: Rated PG for some rude language and pranks
MSRP: $20.00, but Amazon has it for $17.28.
Running Time: 100 minutes

What’s Going On?

Official Synopsis:

When an underdog group of kids discover their beloved summer camp has been sold to a crazy fitness fanatic who’s determined to make their lives miserable, they unite to turn the tables and take back their woodsy hideaway. You’ll fall in love with these Heavyweights – they’re big, loud and proud, and ready to win their way into your heart. Experience the fun like never before on Disney Blu-ray with never-before-seen footage including more than 30 deleted and extended scenes.

Who’s In It:

• Ben Stiller

If You Like…:

Summer camp movies, oh and fun fact: This is some very early writing work from Judd Apatow’s career.

Special Features:

  • Never Before Seen Footage
  • More Than 30 Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Audio Commentary With Judd Apatow, Steven Brill, Allen Covert, Aaron Schwartz, Shaun Weiss, Tom Hodges & Special Guest Paul Feig
  • The Making Of Heavyweights
  • Super 8: Footage Shot By The Cast And Crew
  • Video Chat: Judd And Kenan
  • Where Are They Now? See The Kids All Grown Up
  • Judd’s Art Project – His Bizarre Photos From The Set
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Technical Gist:

Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

The Verdict:

Consider this a hidden treasure. Those of use who are around 30 years old might remember this when it was fresh in theaters and bombed terribly. For those younger, this might just open up a new appreciation for the summer camp film, Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow, or even Kel Mitchell (yeah, that’s him on the cover). BUY IT, for the wealth of special features alone.

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