Posted Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT by Tom Landy
The comedic sequel to 'The Trip' will arrive on Blu-ray in December. You can pre-order it here.
In an early announcement to retailers, IFC Films will be releasing 'The Trip to Italy' on Blu-ray on December 23.
Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon—or semifictionalized versions thereof—on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, the artistic merits of "Jagged Little Pill," and, of course, the virtue of sequels.
Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.
Specs and supplements haven't been revealed yet, but the suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Trip to Italy' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under December 23.
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