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TED Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack Review

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Release Date
Dec. 11, 2012

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Rated
R / NR

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Length
107 min. / 114 min.

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For centuries, man has used fairy tales to teach children life lessons, like the importance of telling the truth and being wary of stranger-danger. But what about adults? We don’t learn the important adult stuff just by getting older. And yet, we usually get bupkis in the fairy tale department. Why should we have to learn all our lessons the hard way?!

Enter Ted, the first feature film of Family Guy‘s Seth MacFarlane, a modern-day, adult fairy tale about two best friends—a 35-year-old man and his walking, talking, lewdly lascivious teddy bear—who struggle to grow up, put down the bong and beers, and finally learn to act their age.

Sadly, none of us can have the real Ted by our side. But on Tuesday, December 11, thanks to Universal Studios Home Entertainment, we can have the next best thing: Ted on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD!

© 2012 – Universal Pictures

Ted stars Mark WahlbergMila KunisJoel McHaleGiovanni RibisiJessica Barth, and Matt Walsh, with voices by Seth MacFarlane (Ted) and Patrick Stewart (Narrator), and appearances by Norah JonesTom SkerrittSam J. JonesJessica Stroup, and Alex Borstein. A man of many, many talents, MacFarlane also directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.

READ || Daniel Johnson’s TED Movie Review

Even on the small screen, it’s easy to forget that Ted is not present on set like the other actors. Watch the “Ted – The Making Of” featurette to get an inside look at the creative combination of ways that Wahlberg, Kunis, Ribisi, and Barth filmed with ‘Ted,’ and how he was brought to life later by MacFarlane and a motion-capture suit. Also, check out the Gag Reel to see what happened behind the scenes and just how difficult it was to hold in the giggles during filming.

The Unrated version, available on both Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, adds 7 minutes of new naughty bits to Ted‘s story. Highlights include a special ‘thank you for the Christmas present’ speech by John’s dad (Ralph Garman) and some interesting revelations by Lori’s (Kunis) work colleagues. (If you’re over 21: Take a shot every time you successfully identify additional footage!)

© 2012 – Universal Pictures

As charming as it is indecently hilarious, Ted is an instant classic that you will be sure to watch over and over and over again.

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Win Seth McFarlane’s TED on Blu-Ray and a Prize Pack!
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Blu-ray™ and DVD Bonus Features:
•  Ted Unrated Version
•  Gag Reel
•  Ted – The Making Of: Profiling the story of the film from inception to completion, this three-part documentary is filled with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage showcasing the entire cast and crew.
•  Feature Commentary: Director and co-writer Seth MacFarlane, co-writer Alec Sulkin and star Mark Wahlberg participate.

Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-ray™
•  Deleted Scenes
•  Alternate Takes
•  Teddy Bear Scuffle: Watch how the filmmakers choreograph the awesome and hilarious Motel 6 fight scene between Mark Wahlberg and Ted.
•  UltraViolet™ and Digital Copy
•  pocket BLU™ App: Featuring Advanced Remote Control, Video Timeline, Mobile-To-Go, Browse Titles, and Keyboard.
•  BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

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Ted is available for Pre-Order at Amazon (Blu-ray Combo Pack | DVD) and on iTunes.

Official Website || Facebook || Twitter: @WhatTedSaid

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Ted Blu-ray Combo Pack 3D box image: © 2012 Universal Pictures.

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Sarah Katz

Sarah Katz

Born-and-bred New Yorker. Lifelong film & TV lover—from chick flicks, rom-coms, rom-droms, rom-drams, and tweentertainment, to Shakespeare, period pieces, James Bond, fairy tales, and mafia movies.