'Pineapple Express' Hits Blu-ray with Extended Cut, Exclusives

Posted Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT by Peter Bracke
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Sony Pictures has announced an early-January Blu-ray release for 'The Pineapple Express,' which will come to high-def as a two-disc set with hours of bonus features and an extended cut of the film.

Starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, the Judd Apatow-produced sleeper hit grossed nearly $100 million during its domestic run this past summer. Sony will release the film as a two-disc Blu-ray on January 6, day-and-date with the standard DVD.

Containing both the R-rated theatrical and unrated extended versions of the film (accessible via seamless branching), the BD-50 dual-layer presentation features 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround audio.

Extras spread across two discs include audio commentary (with director David Gordon Green, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Ed Begley Jr., and Rosie Perez), multiple featurettes ("The Making-of Pineapple Express," "The Action of Pineapple Express," "Phone Booth"), two montage reels ("Line-O-Rama," "Direct-O-Rama"), additional vignettes ("Item 9 Experiments," "Saul's Apartment," "Raw Footage," "Begley's Best," "Red and Jessica's Guide to Marriage," "Injury Report," "Stuntmaster Ken," "Rehearsal Footage," "First Table Read," "Comic-Con Panel") and a red-band theatrical trailer.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray is the "Ride the Express" interactive game. Also included is a Digital Copy of the film on a third disc (standard-def only) compatible with PCs, PSP and iTunes.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.98.

You'll find the latest specs for 'The Pineapple Express' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 6.

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