EXCLUSIVE: ‘Kick-Ass’ DVD & Blu-Ray Specs Revealed, Plus A Special Feature Sneak Peek!

It wasn’t that long ago when all we could talk about was “Kick-Ass,” director Matthew Vaughn’s live-action adaptation of John Romita Jr. and Mark Millar’s violent comic book miniseries.

Sure, the film debuted back in April, impressed the heck out of just about everyone who saw it, and managed to top the box office its opening weekend — but the conversation doesn’t stop there! Now we have the exclusive details about the “Kick-Ass” DVD and Blu-Ray release for you, too.

Arriving on shelves (and via Digital Download and On Demand) on August 3, “Kick-Ass” will be available in standard DVD format and a special Blu-Ray Combo Pack that includes a Blu-Ray version of the film, a standard DVD, and a digital copy. Of course, every version of the movie comes with a bunch of special features as well — including a “Hit Girl” featurette you can get a sneak peek at now!

The lesson here? You probably shouldn’t mess with Hit Girl, or the actress who plays her, Chloe Moretz.

But I digress…

“Kick-Ass” will be available August 3 in all of the versions mentioned above, and here’s your first look atthe box art for the DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Packs, as well as the full specs for each version of the film.

Official “Kick-Ass” specs, courtesy of Lionsgate:


Street Date: 8/3/10
Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray Disc, DVD & Digital Copy) SRP: $39.99
DVD SRP: $29.95

I can’t read your mind. But I can kick your ass. This summer, prepare for a wild action film unlike any you’ve ever seen as Lionsgate releases Kick-Ass to Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack (three discs – including Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy). The film will also be available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. Co-written and directed by Matthew Vaughn (upcoming X-Men: First Class), the ass-kicking adventure about unlikely real-life crime fighters stars Aaron Johnson (Nowhere Boy), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) and Mark Strong (Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes), along with the dynamic father-daughter duo played by Chloë Grace Moretz (upcoming Let Me In), and Nicolas Cage (National Treasure series). Based on the comic written by Mark Millar and John S. Romita JR, “Hit Girl,”, “Big Daddy” and the do-it-yourself superheroes make their way to your home with super DVD special features, including audio commentary, art archives and the featurette “It’s On! The Comic Book Origin of Kick-Ass.” The Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack kicks even harder with the same DVD special features plus a documentary length “making-of,” and a feature-length Ass-Kicking Bonus View mode. In addition, the Metamenu Remote powered by BD Touch, another Blu-ray exclusive, will allow for iPhone OS and Android users to personalize their experience with this state-of-the-art free app. Once connected through BD-Live, viewers can select menus using intuitive gestures, find scenes by dialogue, discover details about the actors, and more. With headphones, they can select to listen in alternate language tracks, or enjoy other synchronized content including portions of the Ass-Kicking Bonus View (which users can take “to go” on their mobile device). The high-octane phenomenon invades shelves and homes on August 3rd for the suggested retail price of $39.99 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack and $29.95 on DVD.

Dave Lizewski (Johnson) is an ordinary teenager who goes unnoticed in high school until he takes a chance to “do something” and dons a mask and becomes “Kick-Ass” to fight real-life crime. Bruised and beaten and without any real super powers, he is saved by a father-daughter duo (Cage as “Big Daddy”, Moretz as “Hit-Girl”) who know all the right moves and have a vendetta against a vicious crime-lord, D’Amico (Strong). After a fiery internet storm of publicity for Kick-Ass, D’Amico wants to meet the masked man, and his son (Mintz-Plasse) dons a costume of his own and becomes “Red Mist” to befriend him and get in his father’s good graces. The story comes to a head when D’Amico succeeds in luring the crime-fighters to his home and ass-kicking destruction ensues.

• Ass-Kicking Bonus View Mode (Blu-ray Disc Exclusive) – Synchronous with the feature film, this innovative multi-media presentation incorporates video and audio commentary, behind-the-scenes clips and illustrative graphics with Co-Writer/Producer/Director Matthew Vaughn, plus cast and crew providing an all-access perspective on Kick-Ass
• “A New Kind of Superhero: The Making of Kick-Ass “ documentary (Blu-ray Disc Exclusive)
• “It’s On! The Comic Book Origin of Kick-Ass” featurette
• Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Matthew Vaughn
• “The Art of Kick-Ass” gallery
• Marketing Archive
• BD Touch and Metamenu Remote
• Lionsgate Live™ enabled, featuring extra content for Internet-connected players
• Enhanced for D-Box™ Motion Control Systems
*Subject to change

• Standard Definition DVD Copy of the feature film

• Standard Definition Digital Copy of the feature film

• Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Matthew Vaughn
• “It’s On! The Comic Book Origin of Kick-Ass” featurette
• “The Art of Kick-Ass” gallery
• Marketing Archive
*Subject to change

Aaron Johnson Nowhere Boy, Chat Room, Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging
Christopher Mintz-Plasse How To Train Your Dragon, Year One, Role Models, Superbad
Mark Strong upcoming Green Lantern, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Syriana
Chloë Grace Moretz upcoming Let Me In, Diary of A Wimpy Kid, (500) Days of Summer, Bolt
and Nicolas Cage upcoming The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, National Treasure series, Bangkok Dangerous, Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock
Clark Duke Hot Tub Time Machine, Sex Drive, TV’s “Greek,” Superbad

Year of Production: 2009
Title Copyright: © 2009 KA Films LP. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use – some involving children
Genre: Action / Comedy
Closed Captioned: Blu-ray Combo Pack – English SDH, DVD – English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Blu-Ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Feature Running Time: 118 minutes
Blu-ray Audio Status: 7.1 DTS-HD and French 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 EX Dolby Digital