Blu-Ray Reviews: PITCH PERFECT Crass Comedy and A Cappela Craziness

 

Pitch Perfect on Blu-Ray and DVD

Pitch Perfect on Blu-Ray and DVD

Pitch Perfect is the “Glee” for college kids and that’s a great thing. It’s a fun and completely unrealistic look at the world of a cappela college competitions. Everything is big and over-the-top in the same way that Bring It On gave us a fantasy glimpse into the world of competitive cheer leading.

Mix campy humor and gross-out jokes with some good toe-tapping, head bobbing, and sing-a-long music and you’ll have an idea of what Pitch Perfect brings to the screen. The characters are reminiscent of Bridesmaids and The Hangover with their slap-stick antics.

Rebel Wilson, a plus-sized comedy powerhouse, steals the show with her in-your-face style which is part her, part her character. Self-dubbed “Fat Amy” in the film, her character is the brunt of some chubby jokes, but the character is realistically balanced with an active sex life, great self-esteem, and fabulous comedic timing.

The film was based a book Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin. Published in 2008, it’s the inspiration Kay Cannon needed to write the film. Cannon is also a producer and writer for “30 Rock” and the similarities in style between the two are evident.

Of course like most films, Pitch Perfect tries too hard for a few laughs. The ridiculous projectile-vomiting scenes are inane and unnecessary. There was also needless racial insensitivity, and lots of really low-brow comedy. That said, it’s still an enjoyable film; I just wish Hollywood would realize we’re not all 13-year old boys. But that’s not to say this is a chick-flick. It’s not. There’s plenty there for everyone – my 24-year old son loved it.

Pitch Perfect isn’t a deep film. But it is charming, silly, and in the end a love story – a love of music, friendship, and a special man.

Pitch Perfect is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download 

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Learn more at the official website

DVD & BLU-RAY™ FEATURES:

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Line-O-Rama Actors showcase their improvisational skills in this collection of funny one-liners from the set.
  • Starships, the Pitch Perfect Music Video Watch the “Starships” video performed by Mike Tompkins, the cast of Pitch Perfect and YOU!
  • Meanwhile…
  • Activities Fair Take a tour of the Activities Fair and find out what the characters are up to in this alternate scene.
  • Burrito Hit Watch the events leading up to the infamous burrito attack and its immediate aftermath.
  • Backstage at Barden
  • Benji Goes to Barden “He just needs to stop with the capes all the time…”
  • A Capella Beat: Gail Interviews Bumper Gail and Bumper discuss his explosive talent.
  • A Capella Beat: Gail Interviews Benji The interview gets cut short when new information comes to light.
  • On the Set: Burrito Drive By! Find out how many burritos it takes to get the shot right of Fat Amy.
  • A Look Inside – Catch a glimpse of this ensemble cast, the characters and the actors’ thoughts behind them, with this first-look into the movie.
  • Feature Commentary with director Jason Moore and producers Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman.
  • Feature Commentary with producer Paul Brooks.

BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES:

  • More Line-O-Rama
  • Line-O-Rama The Aca-Inappropriate Version
  • Announcer Line-O-Rama
  • More Meanwhile…
  • Hood Night Bumper tries to hit on Fat Amy
  • Tonehangers Treble Makers goes face to face with Tonehangers
  • Confessional The girls open up to share secrets
  • pocketBLU™ Experience Blu-ray™ in an exciting new way with the pocket BLU™ app for iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® Touch, Android™, smartphones and tables, PC and Mac®.
  • Advanced Virtual Remote and Keyboard Control Blu-ray™ features and communicate with ease.
  • Video Timeline Instantly access any point in the film.
  • Mobile-To-Go Transfer exclusive bonus features to your device to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
  • Browse Titles Access a library of available titles and previews.
  • BD-Live™ Access bonus content, trailers and more through an internet-connected player.
  • My Scenes Bookmark your favorite scenes and share.
  • Includes UltraViolet and Digital Copy of Pitch Perfect to watch anytime, anywhere

Author: Connie Ott

A mom and wife, Connie blogs about entertainment, travel, living green, products, technology, DIY home remodeling and decor, and more. She's a vegetarian and animal lover and lives in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, WA. Find out more about Connie and all the bloggers here at Baby to Boomer Lifestyle on our About Us page.

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  1. I loved Rebel Wilson in Bridesmaids. Hilarious! Will have to add this on my list to see.

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    • Me too. That was a great movie.

  2. I’ve been wanting to see this one :) it looks really funny.

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  3. Hope to see this , thanks for the info.

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  4. well not all movies are amazing, most of them missed a few points because sometimes the director tries to hard, but again its reviews like this that helps a consumer decide if they want to watch it or not.

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  5. I’m with you – I could have done without the projectile vomiting – but other than that, I thought it was a fun movie with good music!

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  6. Never watched blue Ray would like to sounds interesting

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  7. I saw this movie with my daughter and we loved it!!!!! We were cracking up the whole time. Really great movie and hilarious!

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  8. I cringe when I see Blue Ray, but then I see DVD YEAH! This sounds like a really good time. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Happy it\’s on dVD have been wanting to see it.

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  10. This seeems like it would be a very good and funny movie. It\’s the kind I\’d like to watch.

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  11. I\’ve heard nothing but good things about this movie. It was the highlight of a Skype chat one night and the comments over this movie had me in hysterics! I am going to buy this on DVD and have a movie night soon!

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  12. This movie sounds really fun and cute! I\’ll have to watch it!

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