Universal Studios Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray Tim Story's comedy Ride Along (2014), starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and Tika Sumpter. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on April 15th.
For the past two years, high school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) has been trying to show decorated detective James (Ice Cube) that he's more than just a video game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister. When Ben finally gets accepted into the police academy, James invites him on a ride-along designed to scare the hell out of him and ultimately demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner's rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it. Also starring John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne, Ride Along is an action-packed comedy with big thrills and even bigger laughs.
Bonus Features Exclusive to the Blu-ray:
Kev & Cube's Wild Ride: Audiences will experience Kevin Hart and Ice Cube's electrifying chemistry in a short feature that shows first hand how these two megastars fed each other creatively, how Hart's energy fueled the process, and what he learned about dedication and focus by working with Ice Cube.
An Explosive Ride: Ever wonder what it would be like to be beaten up by Laurence Fishburne? This trip behind the scenes will expose the hilarious exchanges between the stars and their stunt doubles.
You Gonna Learn Today: An inside look at the film's many hilarious off-script moments including b-roll, dailies and alternate takes that showcase the stars' incredible comic gifts.
Anatomy of the Big Blast: Watch as the cast and crew prep for the movie's most explosive sequence!
Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features:
It Was A Good Day: On The Set Of Ride Along: A backstage visit puts audiences on the set of Ride Along as they share in the cast and crew's outrageously wild time. In-your-face, first-person footage featuring Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, John Leguizamo and the rest of the cast and crew continues the fast-paced laughs and action of the film.
Atlanta – The Character: Often called Hollywood South, the city of Atlanta plays a starring role in Ride Along as Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and crew take audiences on an exclusive tour of their 'hood.
I was surprised how much I liked the movie. Yes it had every comedy trope in spades, but it was the pairing of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart that had me laughing the whole time. Kevin Hart has rightfully been getting a lot more work, and I'd love to see more of him!