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Blu-ray Release: Spy

October 6, 2015

By John Corrado

Spy Blu-rayLast week, 20th Century Fox released the hit summer comedy Spy on Blu-ray.  Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a desk bound analyst at the CIA, constantly relegated to giving directions to field agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law) through an earpiece.  But when the identities of their other agents are compromised, she volunteers to go undercover and travel to Europe, to stop a deadly arms dealer (Rose Byrne) from selling a nuclear weapon.

Directed by Paul Feig and featuring Melissa McCarthy in one of her finest performances, continuing their comedic winning streak after past collaborations Bridesmaids and The Heat, Spy is very funny and a lot of fun, delightfully riffing on espionage thrillers while also becoming a solid entry into the genre in its own right.

Motormouthed in her delivery of the fast paced dialogue, and more than holding her own in the action scenes, Melissa McCarthy is in top form throughout, and there are few things funnier than watching her trade insults with Rose Byrne.  Jason Statham is also surprisingly hilarious in a supporting role as a rival agent.  Delivering big laughs, alongside some expertly choreographed fight scenes and gleefully over the top set pieces, Spy is a rousing success that offers exactly what you want from an action comedy.

The Blu-ray includes both theatrical and unrated versions of the film, commentary with the filmmakers, deleted and alternate scenes, gag reels and outtakes, and multiple featurettes on the production.

Spy is 120 minutes and rated 14A.  The extended cut is 130 minutes and rated 18A.

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