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Feb. 11, 2014 DVD & Blu-ray: 'The Best Man Holiday' celebrates friendship & love

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Best Man’s writer and director Malcolm D. Lee brings an unforgettable celebration in the heartwarming comedy The Best Man Holiday, an all-new sequel to the 1999’s beloved ensemble comedy. The entire all-star cast of The Best Man reunite to reprise their career-launching roles, including Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa. Eddie Cibrian and John Michael Higgins join in the long-awaited next chapter of the film that ushered in a new era of comedy.

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After 14 years, the tight-knit group of college friends -- Harper, Lance, Quentin, Jordan, Robyn, Mia, Murch, Candy and Shelby -- reunite for the first time. Mia is dying and she hopes to spend one last Christmas with her friends. As everyone arrives, long-forgotten rivalries and romances reignite leading to anger, hurt, laughter, love and many surprises. When their secrets are revealed and shared, it ultimately brings the group closer than ever before -- making them realize what is the most important in life.

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DVD and Blu-ray special features include a gag reel, feature commentary and a making-of featurette showcasing how the characters and actors have evolved in the 14 years since the first film and what it is like for them to be working together again, as well as how "new kid on the block" Eddie Cibrian fits in, and what writer and director Malcolm D. Lee brings to the franchise. Exclusive to Blu-ray are deleted and extended scenes, an alternate ending and “Smack Talk: Filming The Girl Fight Scene,” where fans learn how the big fight scene was filmed and hear from stars Regina Hall and Melissa De Sousa and writer/director/producer Malcolm D. Lee.

Cast:

  • Taye Diggs as Harper Stewart
  • Sanaa Lathan as Robyn Stewart
  • Nia Long as Jordan Armstrong
  • Morris Chestnut as Lance Sullivan
  • Harold Perrineau as Julian Murch
  • Terrence Howard as Quentin Spivey
  • Monica Calhoun as Mia Sullivan
  • Melissa De Sousa as Shelby
  • Regina Hall as Candace "Candy" Murch
  • Eddie Cibrian as Brian McDonald
  • Isis Moore as Kennedy
  • Riele Downs as Faith

DVD Special Features:

  • Gag Reel
  • Holiday Reunion: The Making of The Best Man Holiday - Join the cast and crew of the of The Best Man Holiday to find out how the characters, and the actors who play them, have evolved in the 14 years since the first film and what it's like for them to be working together again, as well as how "new kid on the block" Eddie Cibrian fits in, and what writer and director Malcolm D. Lee brings to the franchise.
  • Feature Commentary By Writer/Director/Producer Malcolm D. Lee

Blu-ray Special Features:

Includes all DVD Special Features plus:

  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes with Commentary by Writer/Director/Producer Malcolm D. Lee
  • Smack Talk: Filming The Girl Fight Scene - Step into the ring to learn how the big fight scene was filmed. Hear from stars Regina Hall and Melissa De Sousa and writer/director/producer Malcolm D. Lee.

Best Prices:

DVD - $16.99 at Amazon.com Target, $18.99 at Best Buy, $19.96 at Walmart.com

Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $22.96 at Walmart.com, $22.99 at Amazon.com Best Buy, Target

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