Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wayne's World 2 |
Actors: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken, Tia Carrere, Chris Farley
Director: Stephen Surjik
Genre: Comedy Rating: PG13 Release Date: 12-MAY-2009 Media Type: Blu-Ray
Great two-fer minus a few extras
R. Riis | NY | 11/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD includes both films in widescreen format but omits the directors' commentary tracks, trailers, and cast info that was available on the separate DVDs. With these films, I really don't miss those extras. Great, funny stuff."
Blu-ray: Not much anything new since the DVD release and pic
Dennis A. Amith (kndy) | California | 05/13/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
""WAYNE'S WORLD 2, the 1993 sequel to the financially successful 1992 film was released in the theaters. And although not as successful as the first film, the sequel still manages to contain a lot of the wackiness and craziness that Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey can dish out of their popular SNL characters.
The film is based on the popular Saturday Night Live skit "Wayne's World" featuring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of an Aurora, Illinois cable access show "Wayne's World" in which the guys talk about their personal lives and rock music. And quite low budget and shot in the basement of Wayne's parents home.
During that time, "Saturday Night Live" definitely had a surge in popularity with their current comedy lineup and the skit was so successful that various catchphrases from that skit became part of American pop culture as people would use words like "That's what she said", "Shchyea" and "Schwing". And because the first film was quite successful and made money, a second film was released a year later.
For the sequel, SNL producer Lorne Michaels selected fellow Canadian Stephen Surjik who was known for his work on the show "The Kids in the Hall" and a return for writers Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner.
VIDEO & AUDIO:
"WAYNE'S WORLD 2 is presented in 1080p High Definition. If there is one thing I've noticed is that many films that appear during the late 80's and up to the mid-90's tend to have a soft, dull look in terms of picture quality on Blu-ray. The good news is that "WAYNE'S WORLD 2 features plenty of outdoor shots. A lot of sunlight and there are scenes that look nice and colorful and vibrant. The bad news is that throughout the film, you can see dust particles and white spotting at times. Granted, unless you are truly looking for it, then you will see it.
I looked back at the my review for the original DVD and I mentioned no artifacts and dust but watching it on Blu-ray, it was quite evident.
As for the audio, "WAYNE'S WORLD 2 is featured in English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD and French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital. For those who are familiar with "WAYNE'S WORLD", it's always about the crazy dialogue and the music. And this second film does feature music by Aerosmith singing "Dude, Looks Like a Lady" to the Village People with "Y.M.C.A" and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts "I Love Rock n' Roll". Music is crystal clear, dialogue is clear and the soundtrack is primarily front channel driven. There are some scenes such as a "Jurassic Park" parody where you see the low frequencies in your subwoofer being utilized. But all in all, the audio quality was good, but nothing spectacular.
Subtitles featured are in English, English SDH, Spanish and Portuguese.
"Wayne's World 2 comes with the same features from the 2001 DVD. Primarily the one commentary and one featurette.
* Audio Commentary by Director Stephen Surjik - It would have been great to have Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey as part of the commentary but Surjik's commentary was more appreciative of the works of the various talent and ideas that were utilized by Mike Myers and Dana Carvey. Commentary track was a bit on the dry side and I suppose I was expecting a bit more humor. If anything, Stephen wanted people to laugh and that was his goal. Also, to not be anything like the original film, which I feel he accomplished.
* The 14-minute featurette "Wayne's World 2 Extreme Close-Up: Exclusive Cast & Crew Interviews" - This featurette features interviews with Producer Lorne Michaels talking about why he wanted Stephen Surjik to direct. Director Stephen Surjik and the many talent of "WAYNE'S WORLD 2. Meanwhile, the cast talked about their characters, the role of the character's for the film and meeting and working together with Aerosmith. You get interesting tidbits of Aerosmith being invited for the original film to Tia Carrere talking about working with Christopher Walken.
First, let's talk about the positive. "WAYNE'S WORLD 2 is a sequel to the popular hit film. You are no doubt going to laugh or be intrigued by a variety of scenes that parody popular films or just characters that are just wild and crazy.
With that being said, having watched this film several times already, I'm a bit critical when it comes to the sequel. "WAYNE'S WORLD 2 is no doubt a very fun film to watch bu the truth is that I felt it was a bit too rushed. I felt with the original, Mike Meyers brought a lot to the original screenplay but this time around, not being a writer for the film, the sequel was a bit average for my taste.
I did enjoy the appearance and performance by Aerosmith, seeing the cameos of several celebrities in the film was pretty cool. Kim Basinger, Heather Locklear and Drew Barrymore were absolutely gorgeous and to see Charlton Heston on this film, seemed unreal. And of course, there were other talent that brought some comic relief such as James Hong who plays Cassandra's father, Jeff Wong. His fighting scenes with Wayne was quite fun to watch. And of course, you get film parodies such as "The Graduate" and "Thelma & Louise".
Not to say that "WAYNE'S WORLD 2 was a bad movie because it wasn't. I was entertained, I just felt that the original was more fresh and crazy, while the second which was also as crazy but had a storyline that felt a bit rushed. Part of the enjoyment of the "WAYNE'S WORLD" SNL segment and the original film is showing the cable access show "WAYNE'S WORLD". It seems as if that was all ditched in the second film.
I went to see both films in the theater and during that time, I really enjoyed the SNL "WAYNE'S WORLD" segments and so, there were so many golden moments from that original film that just made me laugh. Scenes such as the QUEEN "Bohemian Rhapsody" to certain jokes being quite fresh and new. I felt that there were scenes that I just felt were classic and memorable.
With "WAYNE'S WORLD 2, it was more like, been there and seen that. After all these years, the only thing that stuck in my mind is Kim Basinger and the beautiful Olivia D'Abo (of the "Wonder Years") looking quite weird as the spitting image of Garth. And of course, Aerosmith and "The Graduate" parody.
But overall, "WAYNE'S WORLD 2 is about getting people to laugh and there are plenty of scenes that probably will.
For many films, sometimes the sequels are compared to the originals and we have high expectations. And for "WAYNE'S WORLD 2, personally for me, it fell way short of my enjoyment of the original film. Again, not to say its not funny but I enjoyed the original so much more.
And last, for those who own "WAYNE'S WORLD 2 on DVD, sure...its a better audio an video improvement from the DVD release. But it still has the same two special features from the DVD and it's not exactly a film you want to show off to friends in terms of picture or audio quality.
Granted, it's been sixteen years since the film was released and nearly nine years since the original DVD release but there's no real incentive to double dip and rebuy this on Blu-ray if you own the original DVD. That is unless you want the Dolby 5.1 TrueHD soundtrack and to watch this film via 1080p High Definition.
If you do not own "WAYNE'S WORLD 2 on DVD and are feeling nostalgic about watching Wayne and Garth all over again, then definitely pick this film up."
And they gotta pool table too!
Bill | Chicago, IL | 10/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great movies! brings back memories of the good old days! I recommend this dvd over buying them individually cause their both on one disc and you don't have to get off the couch to start the second one =D"
What A Great Bargain For a Barebones Wayne's World Twofor.
Brent Hilton | Layton, Utah USA | 01/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Umm i just love the way these films are presented in widescreen the way they were meant to be seen and both films are on one DVD but it's not double sided thank goodness. there is alittle dirt at beginning of Wayne's World that being the paramount logo at the beginning. but other than that it fine actually it looks good for it's age, being made in the 90's and it's been enhanced for16:9 widescreen tv's. it would've been nice if there were extras on this disc, but hey with bargain price like this, i can't really complain. so if you don't mind not have any extras(goodies) and just want the films, then this barebones DVD is for you.
Wayne's World the first movie is just way funny the second is good but nowhere near funny as the original. but is an interesting film anyway and fun to watch. Oh the sound you have the option of english dolby 5.1 or 2.0 surround sound the french soundtrack is in 2.0 and they're only english subtitles on both films.
Highly Recommended for a good laugh.
The Films Are Both PG-13 For language and some sexual humor."