Time once more to see if Mike Judge has made another movie that becomes a DVD sensation when Extract pours onto home video this December. He did it with Office Space and Idiocracy. Can he pull it off a third time with his tale of factory weirdness? Here’s the press release from Miramax:
Burbank, California, October 30, 2009—Controversy, competition and a gorgeous con artist turn a typical American workplace inside out and upside down in the hilarious comedy Extract, available on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD on December 22, 2009 from Miramax Films and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Writer and director Mike Judge (Office Space, King of the Hill) masterminds a fresh and funny look at the life of the owner and employees of a flavor extract factory as they weather freakish on-the-job accidents, wacky get-rich-quick schemes and romantic mishaps with unpredictable consequences. Both DVD and Blu-ray versions include an exclusive featurette that offers Judge fans a revealing glimpse inside the mind of this comedy original. The Blu-ray version also features extended scenes and a deleted scene not shown in theaters.
An all-star comedy ensemble featuring Jason Bateman (Juno, Arrested Development), Mila Kunis (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Kristen Wiig (Whip It, Saturday Night Live), Ben Affleck (He’s Just Not That Into You), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man, Oz), Clifton Collins, Jr. (Sunshine Cleaning) and a cameo appearance by KISS front man Gene Simmons creates a cast of quirky characters and oddball employees in a true-to-life comedy packed with Judge’s signature razor sharp humor. Available just in time for holiday gift giving, Extract is priced at $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray Hi-Def and $29.99 SRP on DVD.
Both Blu-ray and DVD editions include:
• Mike Judge’s Secret Recipe—What are the ingredients of a classic Mike Judge film? Go straight to the factory floor to uncover the writer and director’s secrets. From shooting in a real working factory to the unique cast of characters and situations, Mike Judge always seems to have the right recipe.
And only on Blu-ray:
• Extended Scenes—5 scenes featuring extended portions with Joel, Dean and Brad that didn’t make the final cut of the film.
• Deleted Scene—Straight from the factory floor, watch this exclusive deleted scene where Dean explains his rather abrupt departure from Willie’s party the night before and finds out Joel got punched in the face.
Joel Reynolds (Jason Bateman) is sitting pretty. With a beautiful wife, a comfortable home and the almost finalized acquisition by General Mills of the culinary extracts business he has built with his loyal lieutenant Brian (J.K. Simmons), Joel seems to have it all. Except his wife is about as interested in him as she is in her career (supermarket coupon design), his employees want a piece of the pie and the sweet young thing with designs on him (Mila Kunis) is really a wily con-artist. On the advice of a drug-addled confidante (Ben Affleck), Joel cooks up a scheme to cheat with impunity by hiring a gigolo to seduce his wife—only to discover the young object of his affection is behind a lawsuit by long-time employee Step (Clifton Collins, Jr.) that will scotch the General Mills deal and leave Joel penniless. The best-laid plans unravel with hilarious results in this off-the wall comedy about life in the not-so-fast lane.
Extract has a suggested retail price of $39.99 (US) for Blu-ray Hi-Def and $29.99 (US)
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