OVERVIEW: A foul-mouthed, hard-partying teddy bear and his 35-year-old best friend come together in the #1 comedy of the year, Ted, available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 11, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Directed by Seth MacFarlane, creator of television’s uproarious and irreverent hits “Family Guy,” and “American Dad,” Ted stars Mark Wahlberg (Contraband, The Other Guys), Mila Kunis (Friends with Benefits, Black Swan), Joel McHale (“Community”), Giovanni Ribisi (Contraband, Avatar) and Seth MacFarlane as the voice of Ted.
The film’s all-star cast also includes “Family Guy” favorites Jessica Barth, Alex Borstein, Ralph Garman and Patrick Warburton, as well as Sam Jones (“Flash Gordon”), Multi-Grammy® Award-winning recording artist Norah Jones and newcomer Brett Manley. Both the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD feature an unrated extended version of the film – featuring laugh-out-loud footage not shown in theaters – a gag reel, feature commentary with Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg and an insider’s look at the making of the funniest buddy picture ever made.
Exclusively on the Ted Blu-ray™ Combo Pack are bonus features that include deleted scenes, alternate takes and a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Ted’s already legendary fight scene.
The Ted Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also includes a Digital Copy of the film, compatible with iPhone®, iTunes®, iPad®, iPod®, iPod® touch, Android™ or online retail partners, as well as UltraViolet™. UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers, and TVs. Consumers can now truly enjoy Ted anytime, anywhere on the device of their choice.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane delivers his boundary-pushing humor to the outrageous comedy blockbuster that critics are calling “hysterically funny!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a grown man whose cherished teddy bear was brought to life as the result of a childhood wish…and hasn’t left his side since. Can John’s relationship with longtime girlfriend, Lori (Mila Kunis), move forward with his lovably profane buddy on his couch?
FILM REVIEW: We already knew Seth MacFarlane to be a TV comedic genius, with shows like The Cleveland Show, Family Guy and American Dad, but sometimes this type of comedy doesn’t translate well to the big screen. Also, it doesn’t help when your debut feature film features a talking teddy bear. So I don’t say this lightly when I state that Ted is the funnies movie I’ve seen since the first Hangover. I was literally laughing throughout the entire movie. The whole theater was laughing consistently joke after joke, well except for the girl sitting next to me but I think she was a prude. The most amazing thing about the movie is how well the premise works. Even though it involves the preposterous notion of a talking teddy bear just about all the jokes work. If it wasn’t for the uncreative and Hollywood type mini subplot, I would have said that this is the perfect comedy. If you’re a child of the 80’s, the jokes are going to be evening funnier. Remember Flash Gordon, well he‘s in the movie and in one of the most hilarious scenes. If you like action, there is an awesome fight between Ted and John (Mark
Wahlberg) that is kick-ass and if you like sex well Ted…..
Good performances are had by all. Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg have good chemistry, but the real chemistry happens between Mark Wahlberg and Ted (The Teddy Bear). You feel like they’ve been best friends for years. The animation of Ted is flawless. I don’t know if he’s a special effect of if they really found a magical talking teddy bear. The dialogue, like in the Family Guy is a little racy, but hilarious and at some times insightful and thought provoking. The supporting cast also provides some good laughs. The only flaw in the movie is a very small subplot that helps end the movie, and even though a dance scene by Giovanni Ribisi is hilarious, the entire Ribisi subplot feels like it was snuck in to end the movie.
So, lets summaries, a talking teddy bear, 80’s nostalgia, Flash Gordon, Mila
Kunis, and kickass fighting equals comedy gold. What’s not to like? So, don’t miss this one, unless you’re a prude, because it’s the one everybody will be quoting this summer and talking about at the water cooler come Monday. Now I’m off to set my ringtone to the Knight Rider Theme song.
By Milton Brayson
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/DVS2 2.0 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS DigitalSurround 5.1
Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish
Ted Unrated Version
Ted – The Making Of: Profiling the story of the film from inception to completion, this three-part documentary is filled with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage showcasing the entire cast and crew.
Feature Commentary: Director and co-writer Seth MacFarlane, co-writer Alec Sulkin and star Mark Wahlberg participate.
Teddy Bear Scuffle: Watch how the filmmakers choreograph the awesome and hilarious Motel 6 fight scene between Mark Wahlberg and Ted.
Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.
UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, put them in the cloud and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smart phones, currently available in the United States only.
BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
pocket BLU™ app: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Mac® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Plus iPad® and Android™ tablet owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablets’ larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
VIDEO TIMELINE: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
MOBILE-TO-GO: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
BROWSE TITLES: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
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