Hot Fuzz DVD Special Feature Talk!

Wright teases fan-centered extras.

by | August 1, 2007 | Comments

Edgar Wright and Nick Frost were on hand at Comic-Con to reveal details on the DVD release of Hot Fuzz, available now. The filmmakers themselves are responsible for many of the disc’s special features, so expect tons of funnier-than-average extras.

Hot Fuzz nabbed an impressive 90 percent Tomatometer rating earlier this year (especially good for an action comedy flick) and surpassed the success of 2004’s Shaun of the Dead, which first launched the creative team of Wright and Simon Pegg, as well as co-star Frost, into British comedy history. Upon its release the film earned $40 million in the U.K. but only half that figure in American theaters, but Wright has faith in the power of DVD sales.



“It’s nice that in the U.K. Hot Fuzz was a major huge hit, like it made $40 million dollars, and then over here it’s more of a cult thing,” Wright said. “That’s kind of cool. The DVD is going to help that…Shaun of the Dead became more of a thing through DVD than it did at the box office, and hopefully it will be the same with this.”

Among the more unique DVD extras is a feature called “Hot Funk” — a collection of all the swear word replacements recorded for the television-friendly version.

“I always thought that the TV versions of ’80s action films like Lethal Weapon and Die Hard and RoboCop were amazing in terms of like so many things they’ve given us like ‘melon farmer,’ ‘muddy funkster,’ you know, ‘forget you!’ Wright explained. “We wanted to kind of come up with some good ones, so we’ve got ‘funk,’ ‘silt,’ ‘Mother Hubbard,’ ‘peas and rice’…we had a lot of fun doing the TV safe version. And also to replace the ‘C’ word we got to take, from The Nutty Professor the word ‘Klump.’ That’s a good sort of like dialogue replacement as well.”

If you’re a superfan, also check out the Fuzz-O-Meter trivia track to learn all the cop movie references hidden within the film. “There are obviously very explicit references in the film like Point Break and Bad Boys II, but for the most part the other references are pretty sly.”

Tag Cloud

talk show crossover Musical Super Bowl spy thriller Hulu Food Network First Look Box Office docudrama Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Kids & Family YouTube Premium streaming what to watch Trailer unscripted Ovation discovery New York Comic Con based on movie DC Universe MCU Valentine's Day BET Sneak Peek Writers Guild of America facebook Pride Month teaser OWN diversity Teen SDCC MSNBC GIFs hist Mary Poppins Returns The Arrangement Calendar SXSW CBS All Access jamie lee curtis psycho Nat Geo TV Land Watching Series Extras CW Seed Western 2019 Fall TV Ghostbusters 2018 science fiction Acorn TV Mudbound finale casting cooking television Mary poppins Pop Disney Channel mockumentary Britbox Esquire Tumblr Red Carpet Amazon Prime FX Mary Tyler Moore crime thriller strong female leads USA Oscars Disney Masterpiece DC streaming service Horror Walt Disney Pictures Star Wars San Diego Comic-Con elevated horror ITV mutant Awards medical drama American Society of Cinematographers CBS award winner Action Netflix LGBTQ adventure AMC Video Games YA Chernobyl RT21 Musicals political drama Drama 24 frames Freeform disaster harry potter 2016 cops Set visit DirecTV HBO Paramount sitcom richard e. Grant YouTube Red TCA 2017 singing competition miniseries WGN Song of Ice and Fire natural history Rock dceu war Premiere Dates Summer anime ABC Family Mystery transformers Cartoon Network Reality ratings police drama Year in Review TCM Pet Sematary Shondaland Reality Competition Winter TV Adult Swim NBC historical drama Emmys FOX A&E LGBT GoT sports E3 BBC America TIFF Amazon Showtime PBS USA Network Podcast Starz Music Tomatazos TLC Character Guide zero dark thirty Bravo National Geographic CMT supernatural doctor who BBC El Rey thriller Winners sequel Anna Paquin Martial Arts Rocky Tarantino Certified Fresh Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Infographic Sony Pictures DC Comics Toys Quiz Logo Best and Worst 007 aliens dc green book Heroines Pirates Trivia Black Mirror The Witch Comedy Central VICE justice league Superheroes Cosplay Captain marvel FXX Awards Tour Rom-Com Pixar space Dark Horse Comics Shudder Columbia Pictures crime drama Syfy Animation TV Rocketman Sci-Fi spinoff 2015 MTV Grammys RT History IFC Films nature VH1 TCA Epix Election X-Men History Warner Bros. Sundance Now Polls and Games dragons 20th Century Fox serial killer GLAAD festivals Vudu blaxploitation travel period drama anthology Opinion Comedy animated Mindy Kaling Universal composers CNN Comic Book Countdown Star Trek DGA See It Skip It cinemax Photos robots Superheroe Film Festival Ellie Kemper APB Country zombies TNT 2017 Lucasfilm Fantasy ESPN Spike Marathons Comics on TV TBS Spring TV Cannes Crackle TruTV IFC Women's History Month toy story SundanceTV cats romance Lifetime Nominations Schedule 21st Century Fox Holidays adaptation game show social media Spectrum Originals Elton John Lionsgate Fox News comic comiccon President Nickelodeon witnail politics E! Apple Thanksgiving theme song binge Christmas The CW psychological thriller Creative Arts Emmys dramedy Interview Trophy Talk Sundance biography true crime cults crime PaleyFest ABC Paramount Network 45 technology golden globes vampires NYCC Stephen King Brie Larson Biopics zombie Marvel boxoffice spider-man