From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Vince Vaughn and an All-Star Cast Venture to Paradise in the Blockbuster Comedy Hit COUPLES RETREAT

Pack Your Bags for the Most Uproarious Tropical Vacation Ever When the Movie Arrives on Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def, DVD & Digital Download on February 9th, 2010

Jan 04, 2010, 08:00 ET from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A vacation in paradise goes hilariously awry in Couples Retreat, the laugh-out-loud comedy coming to Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def, DVD and Digital Download on February 9, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"), Jon Favreau (I Love You, Man), Kristin Davis ("Sex and the City"), Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Malin Akerman (27 Dresses), Faizon Love (The Perfect Holiday) and Kali Hawk (Lovers & Haters) star in this movie about four couples who get way more than they bargained for on a tropical getaway. Couples Retreat, is packed with hilarious bonus features, including a never-before-seen alternate ending and deleted/extended scenes, each with commentary from director Peter Billingsley and writer/producer/actor Vince Vaughn. Take home this must-own comedy hit or give the gift of laughter to someone you love this Valentine's Day.

Have your breath taken away by the stunning tropical locations of Couples Retreat on Blu-ray(TM) offering perfect picture and the purest digital sound available. And, for a limited time only, the Blu-ray(TM) version includes a Digital Copy of the film that can be viewed anytime on a variety of portable electronic devices.

Couples Retreat on Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def and DVD comes with extensive bonus features including:

  • Feature Commentary with director Peter Billingsley and writer/producer/actor Vince Vaughn.
  • Alternate Ending - Back in Chicago: Watch with commentary from director Peter Billingsley and writer/producer/actor Vince Vaughn.
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes featuring commentary from director Peter Billingsley and writer/producer/actor Vince Vaughn.
  • Therapy's Greatest Hits: See the therapy sessions with the cast that you didn't see in the film.
  • Paradise Found: Filming in Bora Bora: The cast and filmmakers share the various aspects of making the film on an island paradise.
  • Behind The Yoga: Go behind the scenes of the preparation, rehearsals and antics of the film's hilarious yoga scene.

The following bonus features are exclusive to Blu-ray(TM) Hi-def:

  • U-Control(TM): Video commentary with director Peter Billingsley and writer/producer/actor Vince Vaughn
  • Deleted Scenes: Watch additional deleted scenes exclusive to the Blu-ray(TM).
  • BD-LIVE(TM): Access the BD-Live(TM) Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers and more!
    • My Scenes Sharing: Bookmark favorite scenes from the movie to share with your BD-Live buddies!
  • Digital Copy: Transfer Couples Retreat to your iPod®, Mac® or PC and experience it anywhere, anytime!
  • pocket BLU(TM): Experience Blu-ray(TM) in an exciting new way with the pocket BLU(TM) application for iPhone® or iPod® touch.
    • Mobile-to-Go. Add exclusive bonus features to your device to enjoy anywhere, anytime!
    • Virtual Remote and Keyboard: Control Blu-ray(TM) features and communicate with ease.

Synopsis

Vince Vaughn leads an all-star cast in the laugh-out-loud comedy about eight friends whose vacation in paradise is one they'll never forget. Their group-rate vacation comes at a price when they discover that participation in the resort's unconventional couples therapy activities is anything but optional. Co-starring Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kristin Davis, Malin Akerman, and Kristen Bell, Couples Retreat is a hilarious party in paradise, loaded with laughter and fun!

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CAST AND FILMMAKERS

Directed By: Peter Billingsley

Written By: Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn & Dana Fox

Produced By: Vince Vaughn, Scott Stuber

Executive Producers: Victoria Vaughn, Guy Riedel

Director of Photography: Eric Edwards

Production Designer: Shepherd Frankel

Edited By: Dan Lebental, ACE

Associate Producers: Sandra J. Smith, Micah Mason, Dana Fox

Costume Designer: Susan Matheson

Co-Producer: Jon Isbell

Music Supervisor: John O'Brien

Music By: A. R. Rahman

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kristin Davis, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Temuera Morrison, Jean Reno, Kali Hawk, and Carlos Ponce

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Blu-ray(TM) Hi-Def

Street Date: February 9, 2010

Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios

Selection Number: 61113238

Running Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1

Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language

Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/2.0 DVS DD; Spanish and French DTS Surround 5.1; English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DVD

Street Date: February 9, 2010

Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios

Selection Number: 61109310

Running Time: 1 Hour 54 Minutes

Layers: Dual Layers

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1

Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language

Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1/DVS Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1; English SDH; Spanish and French Subtitles

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