‘The Big Sick’; Arrives On Digital HD September 5 & On Blu-ray & DVD September 19, 2017 From Lionsgate

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed their home entertainment releases of the critically acclaimed romantic comedy ‘The Big Sick’. The film will be available to own early on Digital HD beginning September 5 and followed by the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD releases which will arrive on September 19, 2017. Continue after the jump to read the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings, disc specs and more, plus artwork for both physical releases.

“The funniest date movie of the year!”– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone 

A joyous romantic comedy” – Manhola Dargis, The New York Times

The Critically Acclaimed True-Life Romantic Comedy Arrives on Digital HD September 5 and Blu-rayCombo Pack and DVD September 19 from Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA, CA (July 24, 2017) –Based on the real-life love story between star and co writer Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley,” Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) and his wife,The Big Sick arrives on Digital HD September 5 and on Blu-ray™Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand September 19from Lionsgate.Produced by Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Bridesmaids) and Barry Mendel (Trainwreck, Bridesmaids), the winner of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award is Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh with a 97% critic score.A New York Critics’ Pick, the hilarious film takes a comical look at the clash of two cultures in a moment of crisis. Filled with laugh-out-loud moments, the unconventional and authentic comedy also stars Oscar® winner Holly Hunter (Best Actress, The Piano, 1993), Emmy® winner Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) and Zoe Kazan (What If, Ruby Sparks).  Co-written by Nanjiani’s wife Emily V. Gordon (“The Carmichael Show,” “Explored”), the film is directed by Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer).

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his stand-up sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Hunter and Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

The home entertainment release of The Big Sick features all-new bonus content including two behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentary with co writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, producer Barry Mendel, and director Michael Showalter, the 2017 SXSW panel, deleted scenes, jokes that didn’t quite make the big screen, and bonus footage from The Big Sick Comedy Tour featuring hilarious stand-up performances, Q&As, and backstage moments.The Big Sickwill be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

 

BLU-RAY/DVD / DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “A Personal Journey: The Making of The Big Sick” Featurette
  • “The Real Story” Featurette
  • 2017 SXSW Film Festival Panel
  • Cast & Filmmaker Commentary with Actor-Writer Kumail Nanjiani, Writer Emily V. Gordon, Producer Barry Mendel and Director Michael Showalter
  • The Big Sick: The Other Stuff
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Bigger Sick: Stick Around for More Laughs

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production:2017

Title Copyright:© 2017 While You Were Comatose, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating:R for language including some sexual references

Genre:Comedy, Romance

Closed-Captioned:NA

Subtitles: Spanish and English SDH

Feature Run Time:120minutes

Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition,16×9 Widescreen (1.85:1) Presentation

DVD Format:16×9 Widescreen (1.85:1) Presentation

Blu-ray™ Audio:English 5.1 DTS-HDMaster Audio™, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

DVD Audio:English 5.1Dolby Digital Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

 

ABOUT LIONSGATE

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