Flix666 and CinemaBlend report that Reese’s 2002 romcom Sweet Home Alabama is being released on Bluray to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary! The bluray will hit stores on November 6th 2012. However, they haven’t put any additional extras on the bluray, and are instead just keeping the ones on the DVD:
– Eight deleted scenes introduced by director Andy Tennant
– Alternate ending with introduction
– Director’s Audio Commentary
– Music video, “Mine All Mine”
You can pre-order the bluray at Amazon.com. We have HD screencaptures from the film in our Gallery here.
In other Sweet Home Alabama news, Cinema Blend also report on another interesting tidbit about the film:
Sony Pictures had a huge weekend, with both the animated Hotel Transylvania and the time-travel thriller Looper performing better than expected to take the #1 and #2 spots at the box office, respectively. The Adam Sandler-voiced Hotel was the biggest winner by far, though, with an estimated $43 million weekend haul that doesn’t just make it #1, but sets a new September record– and knocks out a really, really unexpected champion.
When you think of movies that hold box office records, especially for opening weekend, you think of mammoths like The Avengers, or even middlebrow stuff that just happened to open in a slow period, like Cloverfield. But until Hotel Transylvania came along this weekend (article dated Sept. 30th 2012), the record for the biggest September opening of all time was held by none other than Sweet Home Alabama, the 2002 Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy that I was honestly certain nobody remembered at all. The film opened to $35 million 10 years ago, and because September is such a historically slow box office period, it hasn’t been toppled since, even by strong offerings like Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs ($30 million in 2009) and Eagle Eye ($29 million in 2008).