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

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