There is Nothing Special About Tammy's Blu-ray Features

A four-minute-longer version of this poorly-received comedy is the BD's best extra. Enough said.

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With an R rating in the U.S. (14A in Canada) and mostly negative reviews to its name, Tammy is a film that will inevitably have a limited audience. Hence, it's not at all surprising that Warner Brothers hasn't spent much effort padding out the Blu-ray release with much in the way of supplementary material.

The good news for fans of star Melissa McCarthy is that the disc offers an extended cut of the movie in addition to the theatrical version. Given that Tammy wasn't directed by Peter Jackson and doesn't come in a trilogy, however, it shouldn't surprise anyone to learn that this is just a marketing ploy.

With a TammyExtras_3.jpgwhopping extra four minutes or so of footage not shown in theaters, this is one of those extended editions that feels like the studio just ordered someone to put a brief deleted scene back in so it could put something appealing on the cover.

Yet, for all its pointlessness, the extended cut is probably the highlight of the extras supplied with this release. The remainder amount to fluff, two-thirds of which consist of unused deleted or alternate takes and a gag reel.

The total length of all the so-called 'special' features on the Blu-ray amounts to about 19 minutes. If you do the math, that should tell you that the only thing remotely resembling a behind-the-scenes featurette is barely half the length of an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. Given the reaction this film has been getting, however, maybe the less said about it the better.

The Blu-ray release of Tammy reviewed here is the Canadian version and comes in a Combo-Pack that includes the film in HD on Blu-ray, in SD on DVD and in Digital HD format for download or streaming via UltraViolet.

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