UNRATED DVD... sorta weak
Chris Kennison | Jefferson City, Mo United States | 07/27/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love this movie. This was one of the funniest movies that has come along in years. Raunchy and no holes barred humor that reminded me of the days when humor was limitless and UNCENSORED!!
So, last night when I saw that the UNRATED DVD was available, I pounced on it and watched it alongside the original DVD (on a seperate TV) to see what they added.
Well... they added quite a bit. About 10 minutes more. Yet, NONE of it deserved to be deemed UNRATED by any means. Just a couple of added scenes (nothing dirty or risky at all), and some extended scenes (again... nothing dirty or risky at all). Fluffy kinda scenes.
Actually... most were unimportant enough that they deserved to be cut from the original version.
BONUSES for buying the DVD... there are some new SPECIAL FEATURES... like 3 brand new behind the scenes featurettes that are kinda cool. Seeing the cast talk about the movie and seeing RON LESTER THIN!!!!! WHOA!!!
Chyler's bedroom dance and her party dance aren't even included anywhere. On the previous DVD it was in the deleted scenes... it wasn't in the movie and there are no deleted scenes on this edition.
Don't get me wrong. It's still the same movie + some. But the DVD as a package is probably one of the WEAKEST UNRATED CUTS of a movie I've ever seen... maybe it's because they left all the dirty stuff in the original cut that they didn't have anything dirty to put back in???
The movie is a 4 star movie.
This DVD is only 3 stars."
Surprisingly good if you know your teen movies
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 09/14/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Speaking as a long-time fan of teen movies, I was quite impressed by the scope and quality of this motion picture. I don't generally go for gross-out humor, but this film takes a slightly higher road than, say, Scary Movie, actually striving to encapsulate all of the bits and pieces of years of other movies into a coherent plot. Sure, there are a few aspects of real raunchiness included here, with two scenes in particular being pretty disgusting, but the movie never sunk to the level of becoming distasteful to my eyes. I also have to admire the verve with which the filmmakers went about their tasks; if you are going to do a full-fledged parody, I say don't hold back, and Not Another Teen Movie does not hold back at all, especially in terms of the language. This movie is brash and unafraid, and that is a real factor in its success.I was amazed by the vast number of movies that found themselves ridiculed and incorporated into this film; I was expecting send-ups of teen comedies from the past ten years, but this movie draws heavily from a number of classic 80s films and even snatches a few things from 1970 classics such as Grease. Even a number of films I wouldn't consider teen movies (but which do feature teens) are pulled into this satirical universe - e.g., American Beauty. This could almost be a weakness because today's teens may be unfamiliar with a lot of the parodies involved in this production; having come of age in the 80s, I easily spotted the references to classics such as Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, etc., but I wonder how many of today's teens pick up on little things such as the name of the high school (John Hughes High), understand the origins of a character such as Ricky, or see the significance of the prom dress Janey Briggs wears. Of course, the most obvious nod to 80s teen movies comes in the form of Molly Ringwald's unusual cameo appearance and the impressive homage to The Breakfast Club, which I admit left me feeling a little older than I would like to be. I think it is safe to say that those unfamiliar with teen movies of the last twenty years will get little enjoyment out of Not Another Teen Movie; you have to know the source of the parodies in order to really "get" them, and the mere task of trying to count the number of different movie reference can be a source of amusement in and of itself.The DVD comes loaded with extras. If you have only a limited knowledge of teen movies, you may want to start by taking the Teen Movie I.Q. Quiz; if you score less than 50% on the quiz, you would do well to bone up on your teen movie knowledge before taking the step of actually watching Not Another Teen Movie. The list of additional special features, I must say, is legion: commentaries by both filmmakers and cast, 18 deleted scenes including the original ending, three behind-the-scenes featurettes, cast promos, an illuminating yearbook montage featuring the class of John Hughes High, a collection of cast member auditions, movie trailers, Meet the Cast promos, and a track of teen movie factoids. But wait, there's even more. First-time feature film director Joel Gallen's first short film is thrown into the mix, alongside a Behind the Video look at the unrated version of Marilyn Manson's Tainted Love video. If you think the likes of Mia Kirshner, Chyler Leigh, and Jaime Pressly are hot in the movie (and I don't know how you could think otherwise), you really want to see this video."
Brilliant Start but Loses its Edge Further On
booksvstv | Charlotte, NC USA | 07/06/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The beginning of this movie shines as a most daring over-the-top send-up of the high school flick genre. The daring reaches its zany peak with the collapsing potty parody. Then it's rather downhill from there. Perhaps that's inpart because what's being spoofed is already so preposterous that the spoof can't melodramatize it much farther. Still, I believe it could have done better. The ending was lame and uninspired. If one wanted to make a case that Molly Ringwald is washed up as an actress, one could find lots of support for that in her cliched ranting in her cameo toward the end."
Unrated DVD- detailed reveiw/guide
DannyL | Denver, CO United States | 07/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Overall notes of the new unrated cut vs the orginal DVD -
-I count 8 of the 18 deleted scenes were incorporated in this version- the rest are missing and not in extras either, as the 'deleted scenes' extra was not
-as advertised there is 10-11 minutes of new footage not found anywhere on the original DVD;
-cast commentary is not available - most surely left off cause it wouldn't sync with this new, longer version of the movie;
-I believe all the Easter eggs are there- I know the Mia-old lady kissing scenes are there and Chyler's wedding proposal;
-all the other extras are there from the orignal DVD - the omissions are the deleted scenes and the cast commentary mentioned above;
-very nice DVD case design, and also new music and a new menu choice design at beginning of the DVD;
More detailed analysis:
1) The 8 deleted scenes incorporated:
areola and janey go to class;
janey's transformation (with Mia);
Jake and Father;
Ricky at Party;
bruce and areola at prom;
ricky at prom;
-you get high-res versions of the above scenes never before available;
-is an absolute crime the other 10 were not not still included as extras- some of the best scenes on the orginal DVD;
2) Some notes on the extra 10-11 minutes:
a) Some scene additions or major length additions:
-Janey-Ricky scene in hallway discussing the prom;
-Mitch and friends at cafe discussing sex;
-Jake and Ricky meet at Janey's house when chasing her at the end;
-Footloose parody scene at the prom;
-some exta 'shower footage' of the girls Mitch and his friends are looking at through the vent;
-little extra footage at football game and at the major party scene;
b) you will notice all kinds of extra few second splices right from the beginning all through-out the movie- too many to mention them all but a few examples-
-early scene when they all arrive at school- extra footage of Priscilla walking down hall- exta footage of them all walking over 'fat guy'; an extra comment
by the guy who shows up 3-4 times in the movie and makes sarcastc remarks;
-girl having sex against window at school says '**** me harder' instead of 'love me harder' (Chyler Leigh's voice btw);
-Mia Kirsher sucks on her brother's hand in their 'bedroom scene';
-dozens more like above;
If you're a NATM fanatic you'll enjoy the xtra shots/footage gernally;
-most of the xtra footage is completely forgettable and was edited for a reason;
If you can only buy 1 DVD- I'd highly recommend the orginal- has all the 18 cut scenes which are generally superior to the added footage and has the good cast
commenatary. Also the original edited movie cut is better than this one. But if you're a fanatic or collector, I'm sure you'll want this version as well though - getting high-res versions of the 8 previously cut scenes is nice and a few of the added scenes are funny or sexy."