You can see Robert Downey Jr. as a black man on DVD and Blu-ray this November. Tropic Thunder will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 18. The film will be released in a single-disc theatrical edition ($19.99 SRP), a two-disc director's cut edition ($24.99 SRP) and the Blu-ray director's cut edition ($34.99 SRP). The film stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.

Tropic Thunder

Ben Stiller's satirical look at Hollywood, Tropic Thunder concerns the production of an epic Vietnam War film that quickly derails thanks to the giant egos of everyone involved in the production. Stiller stars as Tugg Speedman, an action hero trying to segue out of that genre. Jack Black plays Jeff Portnoy, a drug-addicted fat comic also attempting to change his image by taking on such a serious film. They star alongside Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), one of the world's most awarded actors, and a man who insists on immersing himself totally in a role. In this case, that means Lazarus has had his skin dyed in order to portray an African-American soldier. After their outrageous behavior lands the film's director, Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan), in very hot water with producer Les Grossman (Tom Cruise), Cockburn takes the advice of grizzled Vietnam vet Four Leaf Tayback (Nick Nolte); in order to gain control of his performers, Cockburn drops the actors off in the jungle, planning to film the movie guerrilla-style with hidden cameras. When the group stumbles upon a heroin production camp, the actors are unaware that they are in very real danger.

Special Features:

- Commentary with Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr

- Blowing Shit Up featurette

- The Hot LZ featurette

- 7 Cast of Tropic Thunder featurettes

- Make-up test with Tom Cruise with optional intro by Ben Stiller and Editor Greg Hayden

- Full Mags with Optional Intro by Ben Stiller and Greg Hayden

- MTV Movie Awards - Tropic Thunder

- Rain of Madness trailer

- DreamWorks Public Service Announcement

The following are Two-disc and Blu-ray only special features:

- Filmmaker commentary with Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Stuart Cornfeld, Jeff Mann, John Toll and Greg Hayden

- Cast commentary with Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.

- Before the Thunder (HD)

- The Hot LZ (HD)

- Blowing S&*t Up (HD)

- Designing the Thunder (HD)

- The Cast of Tropic Thunder

Stiller (HD)

Black (HD)

Downey Jr. (HD)

Jackson (HD)

Baruchel (HD)

McBride (HD)

Nolte (HD)

- Rain of Madness (HD)

- Dispatches from the Edge of Madness

The Journey Begins



Hallowed Ground

Good-bye, Gladys


Slaughterhouse Live

Clean & Sober

Location Scouts

Historically Accurate


- Deleted Scenes

Water Buffalo Wrestling (HD)

Speedman Unpacking his Backpack (HD)

- Extended Sequences

Snorkels (HD)

Eight Minutes in Hell (HD)

- Alternate Ending (HD)

- MTV Movie Awards-Tropic Thunder

- Full Mags

Cody at Bar (HD)

Portnoy Tied to Tree (HD)

Choose a Dude (HD)

Laz at Campfire (HD)

- Video Rehearsals