RT on DVD: Knocked Up Arrives, Delivers Healthy Bonus Menu

Bump the Judd Apatow release to the top of the must-have list.

by | September 25, 2007 | Comments

Judd Apatow fans, get thee to a video store! Knocked Up, starring Seth Rogen, is out on DVD today and features an entire disc of bonus materials that make it well worth your home video bucks. Otherwise, if you’re in the mood for some salacious WWII-era thrills (Black Book), or have 90 minutes to spend watching a behind-the-scenes featurette (Babel), you have plenty of new releases to choose from.

Knocked Up

Tomatometer: 91%

Judd Apatow‘s comic treatment of an accidental pregnancy is the best-reviewed comedy of the year so far (and one of our favorites here in the RT office); we already knew we had to have it, if only to re-watch the awesome “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” opening sequence! And then we took a look at the bonus features — with a whopping three hours of extras, there’s really no reason not to run to the store right now. In addition to special features like Apatow’s behind the scenes video diaries, an extended version of the psychotic OB-GYN Dr. Kuni’s verbal rampage, and a hilarious, cameo-filled Finding Ben Stone “casting” video (remember that Michael Cera on-set breakdown clip?), there are tons of improv-filled deleted and extended scenes. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You’ve got no excuses! Go get it now.

Black Book

Tomatometer: 76%

Paul Verhoeven is known for his over-the-top, effects-filled Hollywood films (see RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Total Recall) and also for pushing the envelope where good taste is concerned (see Basic Instinct, Showgirls). His latest, the WWII espionage thriller Black Book, bears both of those trademark stamps. The beautifully-lensed Dutch-language pic concerns a Dutch Resistance fighter (Carice van Houten) who encounters danger and intrigue while seducing a Nazi officer. But don’t expect sensitivity or quiet reflection on the grave historical subject matter — this is pure melodrama, with plenty of crass and ridiculous plot points to keep a Verhoeven fanatic enthralled. A director commentary and behind-the-scenes featurette comprise the extras.

The TV Set

Tomatometer: 63%

Jake Kasdan wrote and directed this insider comedy about the cutthroat world of television, which should entertain those who love showbiz fiction. David Duchovny stars as a writer who sells a script to a cutthroat network, only to watch it devolve into a shadow of what it was meant to be…cautionary viewing for you aspiring Hollywood types out there?

Ten Canoes

Tomatometer: 98%

Rolf de Heer‘s pre-contact Aborigine tale is notable for a few reasons: it’s the first feature-length film to be entirely shot using the languages of native Australians, and it’s been overwhelmingly approved by critics. The film, about a group of Aborigine men telling stories through their own oral history traditions, is accompanied on the DVD by a making-of featurette, interviews with de Heer and co-director Peter Djigirr, a gallery of historical anthropological area photos, and a CD-ROM study guide.

More Releases Worth Your While

I Like Killing Flies

Tomatometer: 95%

A quirky documentary with an equally quirky subject, this critically-lauded film follows the iconoclast proprietor of the Greenwich Village eatery Shopsins.


Tomatometer: 78%

This improvised mockumentary about high school teachers was written by former educators Mike Akel and Chris Mass based on their own experiences working in public schools, which if you went to public school, you know is a comic goldmine (I’m looking at you, Ms. Monares’ senior year Spanish class).


Tomatometer: 71%

Directed by U.S.-born Japanese transplant Michael Arias, this anime flick follows rival orphan gangs on the streets of Japan.

Babel Special Collector’s Edition

Tomatometer: 68%
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s Oscar-nominated Babel is out again in a two-disc Special Collector’s Edition. Those truly moved by the multi-story drama might be interested in the release’s only special feature — a 90-minute making-of documentary shot by the director himself.

Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You…


Tomatometer: 29%

Nicolas Cage stars in this adaptation of a Philip K. Dick tale as a man who can see into the future — two minutes at a time. How useful can that be?


Tomatometer: 26%

Despite an extraordinary cast that includes Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Toni Collette, and Claire Danes, this multi-generational tale of a dying woman’s true love turned out to be a snoozer. That is, unless you’re a native Rhode Islander who likes to play spot-the-location.

Full of It

Tomatometer: 6%

A poorly executed, cliché-ridden teen comedy about a liar (Ryan Pinkston, who used to innocently ask celebs inappropriate questions on Punk’d) whose fibs become true, this flick didn’t come close to winning over critics.

Until next week, happy renting!

Tag Cloud

Creative Arts Emmys Reality 72 Emmy Awards E! ratings Brie Larson The Arrangement slashers reviews documentary criterion rom-coms Sundance Now Infographic AMC Mary poppins witnail comic books Winter TV Alien doctor who space free movies San Diego Comic-Con comic Marathons Classic Film HBO Max kaiju National Geographic richard e. Grant Mystery jurassic park Bravo remakes The Walking Dead Oscars travel Reality Competition Star Trek foreign south america TCM obituary CMT Britbox Anna Paquin hidden camera docudrama Spring TV Fox Searchlight 007 canceled TV shows American Society of Cinematographers canceled FXX romantic comedy Superheroes Trailer hist Amazon Studios Trophy Talk FX nature X-Men boxoffice Discovery Channel Exclusive Video disaster chucky sitcom Mudbound romance Disney Channel streaming 24 frames Holiday Adult Swim Rock nbcuniversal transformers indie Mary Tyler Moore joker anthology Funimation australia Netflix Christmas movies independent justice league 71st Emmy Awards what to watch unscripted Chilling Adventures of Sabrina italian Family documentaries Photos Disney+ Disney Plus Tarantino Winners Netflix Christmas Sci-Fi Pixar ID screen actors guild LGBTQ Song of Ice and Fire cartoon universal monsters Video Games Spectrum Originals Film Food Network First Reviews cats boxing pirates of the caribbean football The CW RT History Lucasfilm Grammys technology Country Paramount Plus DGA Premiere Dates Television Academy comedies medical drama Starz Tomatazos First Look Columbia Pictures worst movies films CBS kids robots classics psycho 21st Century Fox LGBT Amazon Prime Black Mirror comiccon Emmy Nominations superhero Nat Geo Tubi black Amazon Esquire Elton John anime hollywood Lifetime teaser Drama Apple TV+ elevated horror breaking bad Fall TV Podcast Countdown twilight TLC Super Bowl VICE E3 satire natural history Rom-Com VOD RT21 NBC Paramount Network Warner Bros. animated casting BBC One mutant Musical YouTube Red jamie lee curtis PlayStation ViacomCBS Hulu razzies Cannes talk show 93rd Oscars Academy Awards Cosplay Writers Guild of America biography Pet Sematary BBC Vudu Legendary Pride Month Comics on TV discovery king kong spanish language Awards Tour all-time revenge critics Quiz Heroines GoT telelvision venice 2016 stoner toronto zombies werewolf Crunchyroll TCA Awards stand-up comedy stop motion Marvel Television President SundanceTV SDCC christmas movies GLAAD game show Apple TV Plus Sneak Peek APB A&E Action Teen PaleyFest WGN DC Universe reboot superman Superheroe Summer DC streaming service archives blaxploitation MSNBC franchise TCA 2017 scary movies Biopics series BAFTA movie french TV Land The Purge mockumentary Set visit CBS All Access Animation DC Comics Holidays parents Pirates Calendar FX on Hulu scorecard Polls and Games El Rey TBS dark YouTube deadpool Toys Western 2015 20th Century Fox green book name the review crime police drama Lionsgate Star Wars MTV political drama Turner godzilla cults NYCC rt archives versus OWN CW Seed Thanksgiving diversity news Horror asian-american Logo History sag awards based on movie USA Hallmark Christmas movies 99% CNN period drama dceu Arrowverse Stephen King heist movie crime drama composers Nominations james bond dc facebook Lifetime Christmas movies cancelled TV shows TV screenings trailers toy story Television Critics Association Disney die hard Ghostbusters New York Comic Con ABC Signature strong female leads Awards hispanic a nightmare on elm street Music miniseries Rocky Box Office best Travel Channel sequels children's TV TCA Winter 2020 BET Pop TV VH1 emmy awards quibi Paramount Avengers zombie halloween tv prank supernatural Best and Worst Sundance TV video on demand spy thriller finale See It Skip It tv talk WarnerMedia monster movies Comedy Extras golden globes Trivia golden globe awards war TV One Cartoon Network Spike cancelled television Showtime HBO blockbuster BET Awards theme song adventure Emmys harry potter Fox News Universal Watching Series Comedy Central TruTV Martial Arts batman Pop SXSW Baby Yoda Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt child's play crime thriller PBS serial killer spinoff Peacock YouTube Premium Hallmark Apple TCA ITV OneApp vampires ABC sports Kids & Family true crime singing competition festival Broadway A24 cooking dramedy sequel Binge Guide 45 Sundance cinemax Masterpiece ESPN movies Opinion 4/20 fast and furious spain Rocketman The Academy Disney streaming service psychological thriller DirecTV Acorn TV renewed TV shows social media new star wars movies latino game of thrones 2019 Schedule kong cancelled spider-man ghosts worst Crackle Character Guide Red Carpet Amazon Prime Video dogs popular 2021 Endgame Interview Ovation Shondaland historical drama MCU Valentine's Day binge video Chernobyl 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards blockbusters festivals Fantasy Disney Plus TIFF crossover cars book YA USA Network thriller Freeform politics IFC Certified Fresh concert Epix aliens FOX Mindy Kaling halloween Captain marvel Marvel Women's History Month TNT ABC Family dragons The Walt Disney Company japanese Dark Horse Comics nfl TV renewals docuseries 2017 zero dark thirty 2018 rotten movies we love GIFs Sony Pictures Syfy Ellie Kemper spanish BBC America adaptation Comic Book award winner Turner Classic Movies Tumblr comics Musicals fresh mission: impossible IFC Films Shudder television Black History Month 2020 cops Marvel Studios laika book adaptation Nickelodeon Mary Poppins Returns directors HBO Go Walt Disney Pictures Hear Us Out women science fiction cancelled TV series The Witch Film Festival Year in Review indiana jones rotten Election