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Longish, but overall the film is good.
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Tropic Thunder: 2-Disc Director's Cut DVD Review with Tropic Thunder, a big budget action-comedy that he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in. In this film, a group of movie actors making a serious, true to ...

Tropic Thunder DVD Review (2-Disc Director's Cut) Ben Stiller followed up The Heartbreak Kid the most unexpected and documented flop of his 21st century movie stardom with Tropic Thunder a big budget actioncomedy that he wrote produced directed and starred in Step Brothers Single Disc Unrated Edition In this film a group of movie actors making a serious true to life Vietnam War drama end up in uncharted territories of Vietnamese jungle There to salvage the costly behindschedule production with guerillastyle filming they instead run into a violent drug gang Unsupervised the pampered performers initially assume theyre still on script and the threat is staged But theyre wrong Tropic Thunders premise isnt entirely original Actors facing danger unwittingly have been seen in �Three Amigos and Galaxy Quest The concept worked well in those comedies and it does so again here adding war to the western and scifi contexts successfully tested Stillers movie introduces its colorful characters in a most creative way with a fake commercial and three fake trailers Its an appropriate starting place as the inevitable prelude to a theatrical exhibition becomes the first of countless movie industry aspects uproariously sent up here The central unit of the moviewithinamovie is portrayed by a diverse lot of talent Claiming the lead role of Four Leaf Tayback Tugg Speedman Stiller is a fading action star whose signature Scorcher franchise has been milked beyond dry Leaping out of his comfort zone hefty comedian Jeff Portnoy Jack Black reminds one of Chris Farley had he lived to tread down Eddie Murphys career path with nothing but fat and fart jokes Kirk Lazarus Robert Downey Jr is a 5time Oscarwinning Australian method actor His belief in the craft has prompted him to undergo skin color treatment to portray the outfits African American sergeant Younger and less accomplished are Alpa Chino Brandon T Jackson an energy drinkshilling rapper trying his hand at movies and the straightlaced Kevin Sandusky Jay Baruchel Undeclared who hopes to make this his big break In the helm but hardly calling the shots is theatricallyseasoned British director Damien Cockburn Steve Coogan Serving as consultant is the grizzled reallife Four Leaf Nick Nolte Cody Danny McBride handles explosives more by pyromania than expertise Also behind the camera normally leading men Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey hold unadvertised but significant supporting roles Cruise plays toughtalking foulmouthed hairyarmed studio head Les Grossman and McConaughey is Speedmans agent a confident and unstressed overgrown boy I wouldnt ordinarily spend two paragraphs rattling off actors and their parts but Tropic Thunder lends itself to such a task because it is driven by stronglywritten and wellrealized characters Each of the aforementioned make the most of their role conveying more than their screentime should allow Stiller effortlessly gives us another sympathetic identifiable comic protagonist in the dimwitted performer convinced everythings under control and that the script should still be followed Gladly both his turn and the film around it are much less broad than on his benign previous directorial effort Zoolander Continuing his welcome yet unprecedented embrace of mainstream work Robert Downey Jr pulls off the unthinkable He makes something that could have played as modern blackface or maybe even worse the negative of Wayans Brothers shtick into something hilarious and almost profound Paramounts recent announcement that they will back an awards season campaign for this performance is unbelievable encouraging and oddly appropriate all at the same time Jack Black also takes a part that would be questionable on page that of a funnyman with a serious drug addiction and makes it more diverting than it ought to be Other cast members make fine cases for them to receive more comic work especially the understated Baruchel and Coogan Whereas a drama with such a gathering of ability might be content to simply let its cast take turns acting and monologuing Tropic Thunder doesnt dwell on its excellent characterization and performances instead moving ahead with a funny story Every plot development manages to locate a relevant target within the world of cinema for ribbing An early sequence showcasing material from the fake movie has fun with the conventions of gritty authentic war dramas We finally get an opportunity to laugh at the staginess ceaseless profanity and overthetop gruesomeness that mark acclaimed works taken seriously Before the end credits roll homage is paid to Platoon Apocalypse Now Saving Private Ryan and Bridge on the River Kwai When the actors step out of their troop characters all but the committed Lazarus that is chances arise to discuss no shortage of showbiz topics Witty astute observations abound on everything including what kind of mental disability the Academy likes to see Notably the film and its actors never give off the vibe that theyre not a proud part of the laughingstock Its not even just Hollywood thats covered in the utterly contemporary and sharp satire TiVo Bluray VHS iPod video YouTube and Wii Sports are all mentioned or seen and not with the faintest trace of product placement or manufactured hipness Its all done in the name of laughs and they come more often and heartier than in anything else Ive encountered this year Tropic Thunder even largely works as an action film Its not to be taken too seriously and fans of the genre may be disappointed by the low body count But particularly in the final act its investable on that level humorously drawing upon the classs conventions and clich� like Americas answer to Hot Fuzz The only transgressions noticed are when the movie oversteps bounds of good taste My threshold was only tested a few times and that makes this tame compared to some of todays bawdy Rrated comedies Many viewers however will be instantly and regularly offended by the content including those wrongly expecting the PG13 material Stiller is best known for Earning 110 million domestically in its leggy latesummer run Tropic Thunder offers a rebound for Stiller With a reported budget of 92 million the profits werent extraordinary and the earnings werent in the same league as his Meet the Madagascar and Museum franchises or Downey and Blacks respective summer 08 hits for that matter But the solid attendance levels and warm critical reception classify this as one of the biggest creative successes in Stillers twodecade career Despite its robust box office performance Tropic Thunder rushed to DVD and Bluray this week with the speed of lightning entering the holiday season blitz before competition thickens DreamWorks gives fans the choice of a singledisc theatrical cut DVD a 2Disc Directors Cut DVD and a singledisc Directors Cut Bluray We look at the middle one which unfortunately doesnt provide the theatrical cut through branching Gladly though the Directors Cut runs a reported 15 minutes longer than the theatrical cut it doesnt suffer the way many extended DVD versions do I only noticed a few small additions most noticeably a oneweek production party to what was shown in theaters and most of these fit the film smoothly matching in tone and pacing without needlessly elevating raciness levels Calling this a Directors Cut and not an Unrated or Extended one feels right and reflects the satisfying nature of the edit offered DVD Details 2 351 Anamorphic WidescreenDolby Digital 5 1 English French SpanishSubtitles English French SpanishClosed Captioned Video Extras SubtitledRelease Date September 30 2008Suggested Retail Price 34 98Two singlesided duallayered discs DVD9sClear keepcase housed in embossed cardboard slipcoverAlso available in SingleDisc Theatrical Cut DVDand Directors Cut Bluray VIDEO and AUDIO Tropic Thunder wont fill any screens with its 2 351 anamorphic widescreen presentation matching theatrical dimensions The highcontrast picture is clean sharp and understandably darker than your typical comedy Cinematographer John Tolls prior credits include Braveheart The Thin Red Line and The Last Samurai The Dolby 5 1 soundtrack isnt as dynamic as on a real war action flick but aurally it still resembles one of those with apt period tunes ample gunfire and the occasional dramatic score cue BONUS FEATURES MENUS and PACKAGING Disc 1 contains two audio commentaries On the Filmmaker Commentary Ben Stiller is joined by cowriterproducer Justin Theroux producer Stuart Cornfeld production designer Jeff Mann cinematographer John Toll and editor Greg Hayden As you can guess from that lineup this track offers a serious discussion of production Among the topics covered are the locations the visual style and influences design effects script concepts dropped and Directors Cut extensions that pained them to delete from the theatrical cut Though this informative Stillerled group chat isnt dry by commentary standards its bland compared to the film Since many of the subjects are tackled at more appropriate lengths in the featurettes most viewers would be fine skipping this and watching them instead Apparently the singledisc edition doesnt contain this track The Cast Commentary boasts an impressive amount of star power as Stiller reteams with his two pretitlebilled costars Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr Step Brothers Single Disc Unrated Edition Its much more entertaining and thats in no small part due to Downey who true to a line in the film doesnt break character until the commentarys been recorded His tough black man voice makes everything funny even though the three mainly just remark casually and favorably about whats going on Some makingof material does emerge including more from Stiller on the Directors Cut additions But this merits a listen because of the personalities and Downeys impressive endurance he only drops Osiris to play Aussie Lazarus Disc 1 opens with trailers for the recentlydelayed The Soloist Eagle Eye National Lampoons Van Wilder Unrated Van Wilder Freshman Year and Ghost Town These also play as a group from the Previews listing on the second Special Features menu page after trailers for The Foot Fist Way and The Godfather Coppola Restoration Also found there is a DreamWorks Public Service Announcement 145 advocating just one Rword for those with intellectual disabilities Respect Clearly meant to make peace with those offended by the other Rword repeatedly used in Tropic Thunder with regards to Speedmans failed Oscar attempt Simple Jack this newlyproduced PSA is funnier than it ought to be Disc 2s bonuses begin with four short featurettes Before the Thunder 448 discusses the inspiration for the film and its long development process showing us video of the upbeat table read and letting a few cast members reflect on the big meaning of it all This is exclusive to the 2Disc The Hot LZ 620 covers the efforts to achieve the reality of real war dramas Without going into too much detail it discusses the practical effects and phenomena employed during filming and postproduction of the opening sequence Blowing Shit Up 614 deals with the explosions staged and all that went into them Its an interesting topic especially since it doesnt apply to about 99 99 of comedy films made Designing the Thunder 725 starts out focusing on finding and using appropriate filming locations then it turns its attention to the remarkable detail that brought the settings to life This is another 2Disc exclusive The Cast of Tropic Thunder 2200 gives us featurettes on seven of the film stars Stiller Black Downey Jackson Baruchel McBride and Nolte The actors comment upon one another and themselves without taking that task too seriously Even better than the witty remarks is the plethora of set footage and raw takes Interesting subjects tackled include Ben Stiller juggling acting and directing and Robert Downey Jr s transformation We even get some looks at screen tests I wish these great pieces went even further down the deep cast list The halfhour Rain of Madness 2955 is one of the best and most hilarious DVD bonus features Ive ever seen Screenwriter Justin Theroux portrays Jan J�rgen a heardmorethanseen European film theorist documenting the production of Tropic Thunder the fake one in Vietnam This pitchperfect mockumentary uses and advances the characters appreciated in the real movie while simultaneously making fun of every pretentious makingof doc ever produced Included here are ideas that didnt make it into the film like footage from Portnoy and Sanduskys past credits and manufactured shenanigans that feel so right like Tug Speedmans script suggestions and productiondelaying Desperate Housewives viewings As exasperated director Damian Cockburn Steve Coogan really shines here No stranger to this type of thing he is credited with Theroux for the concept That concept is sturdy but the execution is outright amazing yielding a fake record of the actor breakdowns and production obstacles that make Coppolas Apocalypse Now experience look a bit like a walk in a Philippine park Eleven Dispatches from the Edge of Madness 2250 shorts give us more Jan J�rgen Damian Cockburn and entertaining faux makingof Resembling modernday flyonthewall DVD production diaries the vignettes are introduced by J�rgen and mainly depict Cockburn trying to keep face amidst flabbergast and gaffe Stiller Black and Nolte also make infun character appearances while Downey seizes opportunities to reveal new heights to his characters amusing insanity Both Rain and Dispatches are absent from the singledisc DVD which contains only a trailer for the former The Directors Cut exclusives continue with the next section Its comprised of 2 deleted scenes 2 extended sequences and an alternate ending Running over 18 minutes altogether the footage includes character moments Black with the water buffalo Stiller with gift bag items lengthened action sequences approaching the heroin camp an Apocalypse Now Brandoinspired exchange inside and a conclusion with more Oscar ceremony footage and fate revelation for Matthew McConaugheys agent Peck Its all plenty entertaining but nothing really screams for reinsertion and yet a bit of it is included in the directors cut All but one of the scenes is fitted with optional audio commentary by Ben Stiller and editor Greg Hayden thats strangely abrupt and not worth bothering with The exception is discussed by them 155 in the first of four video introductions on the disc A MakeUp Test with Tom Cruise 136 shows the actor trying out one look and some hiphop dancing for his studio exec character Its accompanied by a 70second video introduction by Stiller and Hayden that explains the birth of the dancing Next we get a very funny 4minute sketch from the MTV Movie Awards In it Stiller meets with Black and Downey to make a viral video that will promote Tropic Thunder in a way that appeals to his teenaged nephew It has fun with the actors personal struggles and hit summer personas Its an excellent inclusion and helps make up for the absence of Tropic Thunders standard trailer Full Mags 3315 is a collection of four uninterrupted takes that show off the improvisations and riffing abilities of Danny McBride Black Stiller and most of all Downey Its a bit of an endurance challenge to keep seeing and hearing the same thing done in slightly different ways but thats filmmaking and getting such a candid look at it is rewarding The section includes a 50second intro by Stiller and Hayden Last is Video Rehearsals 300 which shows us some footage from the casts location runthroughs Stiller and Hayden introduce and comment upon the video which is visually compared to a tiny window displaying the films cut of the rehearsed scenes This is the final bonus missing from the theatrical cut DVD The packaging on Tropic Thunders Directors Cut DVD surely ranks among the best Ive seen this year The requisite slipcover opts for an understated and striking yet goofy coat of arms with the initials of the film Both the glossy rear and the keepcase artwork below feature the type of dramatic collage that might very well market the filmwithinafilm or a similarly earnest historical war drama The reverse of that artwork shows inside through the transparent keepcase with poster imagery and consistent addons Well done The menus match the packaging with the same dramaticallyscored montage serving as main menu of each disc The static silent submenus maintain the serious motif CLOSING THOUGHTS So far Tropic Thunder is the funniest film of the year and also one of the best If you get a kick out of Hollywood filmmaking and arent easily offended by racy language I think youll agree Some will consider the comedy too inside or the tone too forceful I cant agree If youre up on movies and the industry that produces them youll find plenty to laugh about down to a recurring takeoff on Randy Edelmans overused Dragonheart score Even if you dont appreciate all thats offered the rich characterization powerhouse performances and inspired twist on a familiar story should keep you happy DreamWorksParamounts 2Disc Directors Cut DVD is nearly everything you could ask for I do wish the studios could figure out how to include both versions with branching or maximizing disc space but at least the lengthier cut does no harm to the fine theatrical one The bonus features especially the exclusive mockumentaries include some of the most entertaining youll find on the format and they make up for the films limited use of Steve Coogan and behindthecamera employment of Justin Theroux Even the clever packaging and menu design exceeds the competition I highly recommend both the film and this twodisc DVD Buy Tropic Thunder from Amazon com2Disc Directors Cut DVD 1Disc Theatrical DVD Directors Cut Bluray