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April 8, 2014 DVD and Blu-ray: Stallone and De Niro square off in 'Grudge Match'

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Screen legends Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro square off for one last fight in the sports comedy film Grudge Match. Directed by Peter Segal, it also stars Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal, Joey Diaz, LL Cool J and Anthony Anderson.

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Back in the 1980s, Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, were the two biggest boxers in Pittsburgh. They shared a fierce rivalry that drew nationwide attention as they competed for the championship. Each had scored a victory against the other in two matches, but Razor abruptly announced his retirement without explanation on the eve of the 1983 decisive third match, effectively ruining both boxers’ careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr. tries to get the two aging rivals out of retirement and back in the ring so the two can finally settle the score once and for all. On The Kid and Razor’s first encounter after all these years, their long-festering feud leads to tempers flaring that erupt in an unintentional bout which instantly goes viral. As social media turns their local grudge match to a highly anticipated HBO event, both commit to intensive training to see who still has the punch to deliver the knock-out blow.

The DVD special features include deleted scenes. Exclusive to Blu-ray are an alternate opening, alternate endings with an introduction by Peter Segal and several featurettes: “The Bull & The Stallion,” “In the Ring with Kevin Hart,” “Ringside with Tyson & Holyfield,” “Blow for Blow with Larry Holmes” and “Kevin Hart Unedited.”

Cast:

  • Robert De Niro as Billy "The Kid" McDonnen
  • Sylvester Stallone as Henry "Razor" Sharp
  • Kevin Hart as Dante Slate, Jr.
  • Alan Arkin as Lightning
  • Kim Basinger as Sally Rose
  • Ireland Baldwin as Young Sally
  • Jon Bernthal as B.J.
  • Joey Diaz as Mikey
  • LL Cool J as Frankie Brite
  • Anthony Anderson as Mr. Sandpaper Hands
  • Don Lake as Video Game Producer

DVD Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes

Blu-ray Special Features:

Includes all DVD Special Features plus:

  • The Bull & The Stallion
  • In the Ring with Kevin Hart
  • Ringside with Tyson & Holyfield
  • Blow for Blow with Larry Holmes
  • Kevin Hart Unedited
  • Alternate Opening
  • Alternate Endings with an Introduction by Peter Segal

Best Prices:

DVD (includes UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $14.99 at Amazon.com, Target, $18.99 at Best Buy, $19.96 at Walmart.com

Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $22.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy, Target, $29.96 at Walmart.com

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