Blu-ray Review: Smash Hit ‘Ted’ Gets Release Stuffed with Extras

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CHICAGO – Even the most confident people behind the scenes of Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted” must have been blown away by its success, arguably the most surprising hit of 2012. $100 million domestic would have made the movie a success but it made double that and half-a-billion worldwide, ranking as the 7th highest grossing R-rated film of all time domestically. It’s a phenomenon and Universal treats it thusly with a nicely-packed Blu-ray release with deleted scenes, featurettes, and more.

HollywoodChicago.com Blu-ray rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

Clearly beginning to cement its place as one of those flicks that you know you will watch at least part of every time its on cable, you may wonder how “Ted” holds up on repeat viewing. Quite well. In fact, the film plays better at home where its missed jokes don’t thud in a crowded theater and its pacing issues don’t feel as problematic while you’re sitting on the couch. It’s a very funny movie, arguably the most laughs-generated-per-minute of anything in 2012. And the special features are stellar, including some very funny alternate takes and a great gag reel. It’s also fun to see how MacFarlane was often on-set in the Ted spot to give actors like Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis something to play off.

Ted was released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 11, 2012
Ted was released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 11, 2012
Photo credit: Universal

Synopsis:
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane delivers his signature boundary-pushing humor in the outrageous comedy-blockbuster critics are calling “hysterically funny!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a grown man whose cherished teddy bear came to life as the result of a childhood wish - and hasn’t left his side since. Can John’s relationship with longtime girlfriend, Lori (Mila Kunis), move forward with his lovably profane buddy in the picture?

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Special Features:
o Deleted Scenes
o Alternate Takes
o Teddy Scuffle
o Hilarious Gag Reel
o Feature Commentary With Seth McFarlane, Alex Sulkin and Mark Wahlberg

“Ted” stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, and Seth MacFarlane. It was written and directed by MacFarlane and released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 11, 2012.

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
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