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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Sean Kelly

DVD Thoughts: Superbad - 2-Disc Unrated Extended Edition


Despite my previous comments, I went out an purchased one final DVD for myself before the holidays and it happens to be one of the funniest films I have seen this year.

I do have to say that the label on the DVD is a little misleading. I compared running times and the "unrated" version of Superbad is a grand total of four minutes longer than the theatrical cut and you really have to do a scene-by-scene analysis to really know what's different.

The true meat of the set is with the special features on the second disc. While not in-depth as, the previous Judd Apatow DVD, Knocked Up, there is still a good amount of features.

There are the usual deleted scenes and gag reel. There is also footage from the lead actor's audiences, footage from table reads, documentaries, the full version of the mock porn film from the film (which is more "unrated" than the film itself), and a scene from the next Judd Apatow production Pineapple Express.

Like I said, this DVD set is not as jammed pack as Knocked Up, but it still good. However, in the future I hope they stop using the "unrated" label as a marketing ploy and add something to the film that makes it earn that title (even if it means sacrificing the "deleted scenes" feature).

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).