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HERE COMES THE BOOM Debuting on Blu-ray™ with UltraViolet™ February 5th

Coming this February to Blu-ray – Here Comes the Boom, starring Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), who takes on the role of a teacher trying to save the school’s music program by becoming an MMA fighter.  I will say this, I may not be a big fan of what has come out of Happy Madison production lately, but I was strangely intrigued by this film.  Maybe it’s because it looked like a more lighthearted version of the great film Warrior from 2011, but something about the trailer made me want to see it.  Of course, no one wanted to go with me, so I didn’t get a chance to check it out.  I am aware it is not going to win any awards and may not be as good as I want it to be, but dammit, I’m going to see it eventually, and I will have my chance on February 5th.  Read on to see the full press release, which lists all of the extra features that will be available on this fully loaded Blu-ray.

No One Will Fight For His Students Like Mr. Voss

 HERE COMES THE BOOM

Starring Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler
Featuring Pop Singer Charice and Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten

Bonus Features Include Deleted Scenes,

Multiple Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes and a Gag Reel

Debuting on Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet February 5th

 

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (December 17, 2012) – Kevin James (Zookeeper), Salma Hayek (Grown Ups) and Henry Winkler team up in the inspirational family comedy HERE COMES THE BOOM, coming to Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet February 5th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The movie delivers big laughs as Kevin James creates the character of Scott Voss, a high school biology teacher who gets into the Octagon as a mixed martial arts fighter to raise money when his school’s music program is threatened.  James says, “Here Comes the Boom is a hero story of a guy at a failing school who has lost his inspiration, and through this journey becomes inspired as a teacher. Through him, other people become inspired, especially at the school.  He’s an everyman who gets the rare opportunity to step it up.”  The film also stars former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten (Paul Blart:  Mall Cop).

The HERE COMES THE BOOM Blu-ray and DVD bonus features include 18 deleted scenes, a gag reel and “Here Comes the Cast,” a featurette on the star studded cast. The Blu-ray also exclusively includes an additional five behind-the-scenes featurettes: “The Pros” gives fans a look at the real MMA fighters that appear in the film; “The Three Amigos” showcases the camaraderie of Mr. Voss’ training team – Rutten, Winkler and DellaGrotte – and the fun they had on set; “Back To School” is a peek at Winkler showing off his classroom; “Learning How To Fight” takes a look at James getting schooled in the world of MMA; and “Gino Vs. Richie” chronicles a fun on-set challenge.

Synopsis:  Former college wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler), Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy – most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek). But in his quest, as Scott becomes more and more committed to fighting for the students, he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.
 
DVD and Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
§  Gag Reel
§  18 Deleted Scenes
§  “Here Comes The Cast” Featurette
Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
All DVD Features Plus…
§  Five Featurettes:
o   “The Pros”
o   “Three Amigos”
o   “Back to School”
o   “Learning How to Fight”
o   “Gino Vs. Richie”

HERE COMES THE BOOM is a Hey Eddie / Broken Road / Happy Madison production and A Frank Coraci movie.  Starring Kevin James, Salma Hayek, and Henry Winkler. Directed by Frank Coraci. Written by Allan Loeb & Kevin James. Produced by Todd Garner and Kevin James. Executive Producers are Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo, Jeff Sussman, and Marty P. Ewing.  Co-Producers are Aimee Keen and Rock Reuben with Associate Producer Gino Falsetto.  Director of Photography is Phil Méheux, BSC. Production Designer is Perry Andelin Blake. Film Editor is Scott Hill.  Costume Designer is Hope Hanafin. Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.

HERE COMES THE BOOM has a running time of approximately 105 minutes and has been rated PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language.
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