I watched Spy over the weekend. The movie is about a CIA analyst who goes under cover to track down a nuclear bomb. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, and Jude Law. Melissa is funny in the movie, but another character is actually funnier in the film (more on this later). The story is interesting and very funny (my wife laughed her head off), but a bit predictable. However, there are some twists that made the story more entertaining. Spy is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading to learn five things about the Blu-ray.
Five Things About the Spy Blu-ray
It’s a story about a spy who loves another spy
Susan Cooper is a CIA analyst. She provides intel for a spy named Bradley Fine. Susan also happens to be in love with Bradley. She would do anything for him. So when he’s killed, she volunteers to go undercover to find his killer. Her mission is to track and report, but not engage the enemy. Naturally, Susan does the opposite and she ends up working closely with the enemy, Rayna Boyanov.
The film makes fun of spy movies
One of the things I really liked about Spy is that it has fun with the sky genre. This includes making fun of James Bonds and other spy films. In fact, the intro credits even look like what you typically see at the beginning of a James Bond movie. Don’t worry, Spy isn’t one of those parody movies with a lot of stupid humor. I thought most of the jokes were quite witty.
Rose Byrne is evil and Jason Statham is funny
In an interesting twist, Rose Byrne is a bad guy (Rayna Boyanov) in this movie. Rose has been cast in various roles over the years, but I think this might be the first time she’s been cast as the bad guy. Jason Statham also plays an interesting character in Spy. He’s a tough guy like usual, but he’s constantly making fun of the types of characters he usually plays in movies. Jason was hilarious in the film. In my opinion, he was funnier than Melissa McCarthy, who played the part of the main character: Susan Cooper. Other cast members include Jude Law (Bradley Fine), Raad Rawi (Tihomir Boyanov), Jessica Chaffin (Sharon), Miranda Hart (Nancy B. Artingstall), Sam Richardson (John), Katie Dippold (Katherine), Jaime Pacheco (Jaime the Gardener), Romain Apelbaum (DC French Waiter), Richard Brake (Solsa Dudaev), Steve Bannos (Alan the Bartender), Morena Baccarin (Karen Walker), Carlos Ponce (Matthew Wright). Spy was directed by Paul Feig.
Don’t watch the unrated version with your kids
The 120-minute theatrical version version is rated R for language throughout, violence, and some sexual content including brief graphic nudity. The Blu-ray also includes a 130 minutes unrated version, which is very nasty. Don’t watch the unrated version with your kids — unless you want them to see a giant penis over and over again. I did not need to see that.
Spy includes several extra features
The Blu-ray includes the movie in digital HD and Blu-ray formats. In addition, as I mentioned previously, the Blu-ray also includes an unrated version of the film. Both the Blu-ray and DVD includes several bonus features:
- Unrated Cut (Blu-ray only)
- 3 Redacted Scenes (Blu-ray only)
- 15 Classified Alternate Scenes (Blu-ray only)
- Top Secret Gag Reel (looks like the cast had a lot of fun making the movie)
- Extra Top Secret Behind-the-Scenes Gag Reel
- Director of Intelligence Feig Makes the Cast Do His Bidding (Blu-ray only)
- Susan and Her Men
- Super Villain Rayna Can’t Keep it Together (Blu-ray only)
- Super Vermin (Blu-ray only)
- The Many Deaths of Anton (Blu-ray only)
- The Trouble With Covers (Blu-ray only)
- The Great Rick Ford
- For Your Eyes Only: Jokes-A-Plenty (Blu-ray only)
- The Handsy World of Spies (Blu-ray only)
- Speaking is an Art Form (Blu-ray only)
- Super Villains of the Animal World (Blu-ray only)
- How Spy Was Made – 8 Behind the Scenes Featurettes (Blu-ray only)
- The Filmmakers Tell You How Spy Was Made While You Watch The Movie! aka The Commentary Track (Jessie Henderson, John Vecchio, Paul Feig, Robert Yeoman, Walter Garcia)
More info: Spy Blu-ray