…Disappointing. Even more so than their counterparts from other countries.
On Monday of last week (15th April 2013) the UK DVD release of the movie Cougars, Inc. hit the shelves. Probably not many shelves, but shelves are definitely involved.
The film itself is exactly the same as the US release, save for the different frame rate, as no cuts were required. The UK DVD does, however, differ in one key aspect: no extras. Apart from the usual scene selection and a choice of stereo or surround sound audio there are no extras what so ever. None at all. Nada. Zilch. Not even the commentary tracking involving Kathryn, which was one of the few reasons for getting the film on disc in the first place.
KM UK’s advice for anyone in Europe still wanting to purchase Cougars, Inc. is to buy the German version, which goes by the name of Loverboys. It doesn’t have the commentary track either but does include the other extras of a trailer and gallery. And there is a Blu-ray version. The discs are the correct region coding for Europe, removing that issue, and both have a selectable English soundtrack for those not versed in German.
Amazon Deutschland has the DVD and Blu-ray available very cheaply (less than €5 / £4.30 each). You may not be aware that if you have an Amazon account for your region the login will work in any of the international Amazon sites. If you can navigate the language you can order from it. Some restrictions apply so not everything will be available to ship outside of that country though and import taxes might be applied.
You can read KM UK’s comprehensive, and less than favourable, review of Cougars, Inc. here.
Just a reminder of a Kathryn-related DVD release here in the UK.
As we’ve covered previously Cougars, Inc. the 2011 Asher Levin movie starring Denise Richards (Wild Things), James Belushi (According To Jim) and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) amongst others, is due for release at the beginning of next week (Monday, 15th April 2013).
Order from Amazon today (Saturday) and you may very well be able to get it delivered on the release day itself. Other DVD selling online shops are available. The film should also be on sale in all good retailers (and some rubbish ones).
Details regarding the contents of the DVD in terms of extras are not known at this time.
Metrodome, the UK distributor, has not made much noise about this release but they do have their own version of the trailer on YouTube.
You can read KM UK’s review of the film here and see all Cougars, Inc. posts here.
What you see above could very well be the cover art for the UK DVD release of the movie Cougars, Inc.
Someone has obviously gone to some effort to do this rather than just take the version used in other parts of the world, such as the US. You do have to wonder why though.
The white background is the biggest change but there are others, both subtle and otherwise. Catalina Rodriguez (right) has undergone a body transplant with a severe neck twist. Can anyone name that body? Kathryn has been cut out of a darker part of the background, which complicates it, and the surgeon has perhaps been a bit over zealous with the scalpel. All three ladies have had changes made to their hair, mostly due to issues with cropping them from the original background. Kathryn in particular has gained some extra flowing locks. Headliner Denise Richards comes away from the experience almost unscathed.
A larger version in now in the Gallery.
Just last week we brought you the news that Cougars, Inc. had not only been rated for a theatrical release in the UK but it had also, very briefly, had one. Over a whole four (yes, 4) days the film was shown in a small selection of cinemas across the UK, mostly in an early afternoon slot.
This led KM UK to find that the film was given its official age rating for cinema and video release back in January. All of which hinted at a possible DVD release in this country quite soon.
Now, Amazon’s UK website and the online presence of the Sainsbury’s supermarket chain are both offering the disc for pre-order prior to an April 15th launch. No sign of a Blu-ray version.
For those that haven’t gone for the German DVD or Blu-ray version, sold under the name Loverboys and includes an English audio track, since it was released way back in April 2011 your chance to pick up a Region 2 copy could be here in just 6 weeks.
We’ll post again on this as the time approaches.
It only took two years, which when you get to cougar-age is not to be taken lightly, but the movie Cougars, Inc. finally received a cinema release here in the UK. We use the past tense “released” because it appears to have been, done and gone, and left to do the walk of shame after a four day fling last week in just a handful of cinemas across England. We doubt it troubled the box office. The information of this release managed to pass KM UK by.
The British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC), the body that issues all films with their official age ratings for the UK market, gave Cougars, Inc. its 15 certificate for feature (cinema) and video (DVD and VOD) at the end of January. Another fact that passed us by.
That the film was submitted for classification (where it received no cuts so will be the same as the US version) and given a theatrical run, albeit a very brief one, does suggest that an official DVD release may be imminent. We’ll keep you posted.
For those few unfamiliar with Cougars, Inc. it is about Sam (Kyle Gallner, in the middle in above photo) and his mis- and miss-adventures. He’s a teen that tends to get into trouble and has been moved to another new school by his mother in the hope of a fresh start. Only mummy can’t pay the expensive fees. Stood-up on his first date with a girl he’s just met Sam takes solace in a bar, where he bumps into Kathryn’s Alison. A morning-after thank you monetary gift to help with his school from said cougar gives Sam’s friends a plan to make more cash from other bored and wealthy women. Hijinks ensue. We’d like to be able to tell you it is a heart-warming tale about lonely souls finding each other, but we can’t.