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The Hangover- Unrated Blu-ray Review

The high grossing hit of the summer makes its way to Blu-ray just in time for Christmas.

The premise: Four guys have a bachelor party in Las Vegas and wake up the next morning to discover that not only is the groom missing, but that they have little to no memory of the night’s events.

This past summer, “The Hangover” became a high grossing, sleeper hit that had audiences cracking up. I never saw it in theaters, so I was mildly curious to see what all the fuss was about. After seeing the movie, however, I’m still not sure what the fuss is about. I’ve always found that, like music, comedy is subjective, but the ‘Hangover’ is a fairly undemanding comedy that doesn’t bring anything new to the table. In addition to being strikingly similar to the superior “Very Bad Things,” the entire premise is essentially a joke on the phrase “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” The movie is simply about a bunch of foul mouthed, immature men getting hammered and learning that they did crazy things like steal. That’s it. We don’t even SEE what they did aside from the photographic evidence in the end credits. Talk about a missed opportunity! I realize people enjoy silly, familiar, Hollywood movies, but there’s better comedies out there folks. Heck, ‘Hangover’ director Todd Phillips has even made a better comedy with “Old School.”

Summary: If you love “The Hangover,” you will love this Blu-ray disc. If you aren’t into dumb, juvenile comedies then you won’t dig “The Hangover.”

Note: The unrated cut is 8 mins. Longer.

No visible problems with the 2.4:1 1080p picture quality. Las Vegas sure does shine in 1080p.

The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio track is problem-free. The dialogue and blaring contemporary music sounded superb to this reviewer.


* Digital copy and gag reel.
* More Pictures From The Missing Camera.
* A 1 minute clip of the Dan Band performing Fame.
* “Map Of Destruction”- A look at where the gang journeyed too in Vegas.
* 8 minutes of Ken Jeong improvising.
* Compilation of physical comedy moments.
* Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis’s “Three Best Friends Song.”
* PIP Theatrical version commentary with Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis. You’d think that this would be a fun commentary, but it’s actually pretty dull.

* Two BD-Live features titled “Cursing Mash-Up” and “Iron Mike Online Teaser.”

December 14, 2009 - Posted by | 1 | , ,

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