The Blu-ray Disc
Get Him to the Greek is presented in 1080p high definition with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The film looks rich and vibrant throughout, with deeply saturated colors and excellent sharpness and clarity. Colors are consistent, as are skin tones, and the image doesn’t suffer any stability problems. The film is nowhere near a visual marvel, but it’s broad color palette and fresh-looking photography make for a nice Blu-ray experience.
The audio is presented in a 5.1 DTS-HD mix that’s pristine and bright, with the film’s large selection of diegetic musical numbers enjoying crystal clear presentations that utilize the entire sound system. Dialogue remains clean and loud at the fronts.
No one could accuse Universal of skimping on the extras with this release, which is stuffed to the gills on the 50GB Blu-ray disc and the accompanying DVD. On the Blu-ray, we have a trio of featurettes, including an overlong making-of, a closer look at the music created for the film and a faux-doc on the making of African Child. A music section allows viewers to watch a number of the music videos and live performances featured in the film in their entirety, while a pretty useless karaoke (or “karoake,” as the packaging spells it) feature sticks the lyrics on the screen. The Blu-ray features both the theatrical version and an extended cut, which runs not-quite five minutes longer.
On the DVD, which is not merely a digital copy (I was initially confused), there’s an even larger selection of extras, including a two-part gag reel, that Apatow stalwart “Line-O-Rama” featuring lots of improv takes, about 20 minutes of deleted scenes and 35 minutes of extended scenes, an alternate ending and opening, audition footage and some extra little bits, including a longer look at the fictional TV show starring Sarah Marshall seen briefly in the show.
The Bottom Line
I found the film to be a mostly underwhelming experience, but for fans of the film, this is an easy package to recommend.