BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 -- Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC announced today the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD release of the hilarious political satire comedy, BUTTER, from director Jim Field Smith (She's Out of My League). Written by newcomer Jason Micallef, BUTTER features a stellar ensemble cast that includes Golden Globe® Award winner Jennifer Garner (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Emmy® Award winner Ty Burrell (ABC's "Modern Family"), Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy), Emmy® Award winner Rob Corddry (Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"), Ashley Greene (the Twilight franchise), Alicia Silverstone (Clueless), and Hugh Jackman (the X-Men franchise). A story about unlikely rivals who will do whatever it takes to beat the competition in this quirky and outrageous comedy about love, sex, winning, and most of all, butter, BUTTER heads to retail on December 4, 2012 for an SRP of $29.99 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack and $24.98 for the DVD.
Much in the same vein as films like Christopher Guest's Best In Show and Alexander Payne's Election, BUTTER also stars Yara Shahidi (Imagine That), Kristen Schaal (Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"), and Phyllis Smith (NBC's "The Office").
In his review for Variety, film critic Peter Debruge called BUTTER "a wicked Midwest satire with razor blades stashed beneath its bright candy-apple surface." Wrote WeGotThisCovered.com's, Jonathan Lack, "'Butter' is a spectacularly entertaining film, a well written, perfectly paced comedy brought to life by one of the year's best ensemble casts." Added ComingSoon.net's, Edward Douglas, "'Butter' is very much like the type of comedy Alexander Payne used to make back when he was starting out -- dark and edgy humor that plays with religion and politics..."
In Iowa, butter carving is as cut-throat as a Presidential election, plagued with scandal, greed, blackmail, and sex -- except with butter! When long-reigning champion butter sculptor, Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), is forced to step down, his zealous wife, Laura (Jennifer Garner), enters the competition herself to fight for their status as butter royalty. A win seems virtually guaranteed for the poised and studied candidate when a formidable contender emerges: the fresh-faced, effortlessly charismatic 10-year-old, Destiny (Yara Shahidi), an African-American foster child of local couple, Jill and Ethan (Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry). Suddenly, it's anybody's game and Laura will do anything to win -- even if it means resorting to sabotage and seducing her foolish ex-boyfriend, Boyd (Hugh Jackman), as a co-conspirator.
The BUTTER Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD special features include a gag reel and deleted and extended scenes. Note: Special features are subject to change.
Learn more about BUTTER at: www.butterthemovie.com
RADiUS-TWC, a newly launched label from the Weinstein Company (TWC), is the first studio division dedicated to multi-platform distribution. Utilizing both traditional and digital media, RADiUS-TWC will bring the highest quality film and other specialty entertainment to a wider audience than ever before. Led by Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, the label will continue to develop innovative distribution strategies to make marquee content available where, when and how consumers want. The label's inaugural slate includes such acquisitions as 'BACHELORETTE' and 'ONLY GOD FORGIVES.' Other titles include: 'SOLOMON KANE,' 'PUSHER,' and 'THE EXPATRIATE.'
ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT
Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children's entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on Blu-ray and DVD formats. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
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