'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' DVD Rings in Holiday Season Selling 3.7 Million in First Week
'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' DVD Rings in Holiday Season Selling 3.7 Million in First Week"The 40-Year-Old Virgin" took an uninhibited romp through stores this holiday shopping season, scoring approximately 3.7 combined DVD and VHS units in the first week since its December 13, 2005 street date.
Consumers committed nearly $65 million to a long-term relationship with the Universal Studios Home Entertainment comedy blockbuster in its first six days in stores.
Now available in a new extended Unrated Edition featuring 17 additional minutes of sidesplitting high jinks and oodles of titillating bonus features, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was recently nominated by the American Film Institute as 2005's "Outstanding Motion Picture of the Year."
"'The 40-Year-Old Virgin''s outstanding first-week sales demonstrate holiday shoppers' desire for home entertainment product with humor and heart," said Craig Kornblau, President, Universal Studios Home Entertainment. "This is a film that touches people while it keeps them laughing. It's a perfect combination for the holidays."
Available in both Unrated and R-rated versions, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" stars Steve Carell ("Bruce Almighty", NBC's "The Office") as Andy Stitzer, an amiable, middle-aged collector of geek memorabilia with a history of humiliating near-misses with women. Paul Rudd ("Anchorman"), Romany Malco ("The Tuxedo") and Seth Rogen ("Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy") co-star as well-meaning but clueless co-workers who offer him some of the worst amorous advice in history as he stumbles down the road to true love. The outstanding ensemble cast also includes Catherine Keener ("The Interpreter"), Elizabeth Banks ("Seabiscuit") and Leslie Mann ("Orange County"). The 40-Year-Old Virgin marks the feature directorial debut of Emmy(R) award-winning producer-writer Judd Apatow.
"The 40-Year-Old Virgin" DVD is packed with bonus features including deleted scenes, uproarious on-set moments with cast and crew, exclusive commentary by the filmmakers and cast, plus never-before-seen extra material for the infamously subversive "You Know How I Know You're Gay" routine. The unrated version contains additional raucous features plus 17 minutes of wildly hilarious footage created specifically for the DVD.