RT on DVD: Superbad is Unrated, Pirates of the Caribbean is Rated Arrrrr!

Plus, a Battlestar Galactica fantastica!

by | December 4, 2007 | Comments

Avast, mateys! This week, pirates trawl the DVD shelves, and they come laden with booty — bonus feature booty (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End)! We’ve also got the foul-mouthed, nerdy-sweet antics of high school buddies (Superbad), a space-war telefilm to geek out over (Battlestar Galactica: Razor), and more.



Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End


Tomatometer: 46%

In Gore Verbinski‘s third (and final?) Pirates of the Caribbean flick, Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), and the crew of the Black Pearl must head to the far reaches of the earth to rescue Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from Davy Jones’ locker. But behold, the dichotomy; even scribes who enjoyed this nearly three-hour trilogy-capper admit that the bounty of storylines makes for a confusing time. Thankfully, you now have two discs of bonus features to help flesh out the mythos! These extras give us Keith Richards on set, the special effects team behind the scenes, two deleted scenes, and an interactive look at the eight pirate lords.

 



Superbad


Tomatometer: 87%

Greg Mottola’s sweetly raunchy Superbad, the pseudo-biographical tale of two hormonal best buddies, starring Michael Cera and Jonah Hill (and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg), earned an 87 percent Certified Fresh stamp from critics and solidified producer Judd Apatow’s emergence as the King Midas of the rated-R comedy. If you really need another reason to pick up your copy (and make sure to get the Unrated and Extended version!), here it is: the bonus menu, chock full of bloopers, celebrity pals, table readings, audition tapes, fake behind-the-scenes documentaries, audio voicemails to Cera from Hill, the two stars dancing, a “Snakes on Jonah” prank, the infamous junket from hell interview by director Edgar Wright, and our personal favorite, more penis drawings!

 



Battlestar Galactica: Razor


Tomatometer: N/A

Battlestar fans, get your geek on! The Sci Fi channel’s uproariously beloved space saga about the last remaining humans in the galaxy kicked off season four with this two-part mini-film, following the early days of the Cylon War. You might have caught it as the first two episodes of the current (and final) season, but the DVD version of Battlestar Galactica: Razor includes an extended cut, sneak peeks at Season 4, a commentary track, cast favorite episodes, deleted scenes, outtakes, and more.

More Delightful DVDs

Lady Chatterly
Tomatometer: 74%

This French adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s 1928 novel won a Cesar award (the Gallic Oscar) for Best Picture, and critics agreed; even with a three-hour runtime, this sensual, transcendent tale of a married aristocrat woman seeking sexual fulfillment with her gameskeeper is Certified Fresh. Did someone say date night?



Arctic Tale

Tomatometer: 63%

Kids can learn the inconvenient truths about nature and the environment in this National Geographic-like nature documentary, innocuously narrated by Queen Latifah. Follow baby walrus Seela and little polar bear Nanu as the natural enemies grow into adulthood (aww!) if you can stand the original pop soundtrack by the likes of Aimee Mann and Brian Wilson (meh…).



24 Season Six

Tomatometer: N/A

Poor Jack Bauer never gets a day off. Like every “day” on 24, Season Six features explosions, assassination attempts, and Oval Office intrigue; more awesomely, it also involves the Chinese, the Russians, more Bauer family fun and the gruesome, splendid sight of watching Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) kill a terrorist with a bloody bite to the neck!


Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You





The Hottest State

Tomatometer: 35%

Writer-director Ethan Hawke‘s semi-autobiographical relationship drama was agonizingly pretentious to most critics, but boasts the acting talents of Mark Webber, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and — go figure! — Ethan Hawke.





The Nanny Diaries

Tomatometer: 34%

While Scarlett Johansson has dared to take on many a bold role, this misstep — a too bland social satire about upper class parents and working class nannies — is one of her lowest-rated films in over a decade. Considering The Island, that ain’t too impressive.

Happy renting, everyone!

Tag Cloud

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