Advance information about Jay & Silent Bob Do Degrassi
Dorrie Wheeler | 09/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, I am writing this rare review in anticipation of a release because some of the other reviews are a bit off target. Jay and Silent Bob do Degrassi is a 3 episode arc of Degrassi-The Next Generation. These 3 episodes are the last episodes of the shows 4th season. Kevin Smith descends upon Degrassi to film a movie, "Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi." Although, the Kevin Smith storyline is prevalent, the main Degrassi storyline continues. The first episode of the arc primarily focuses on Paige being a spoiled brat as usual. She doesn't want to give Manny any credit for her role in the spirit squad and the two go back and forth. Craig speaks to a member of Kevin Smiths production about writing a song for the movie. Happy, Craig and Ashley get to work. Their songs are panned and Ashley decides to move to Europe, she was already planning the Europe trip but the songs being panned is the dealmaker. The second episode of the arc is mainly more Craig and Ashley. Craig and Caitlin (the object of Kevin Smiths crush), discuss Craig going to Europe. Joey Jermiah (Craig's Stepdad) gives in to Craig's plan but when Ashley is less than happy when Craig announces his plans to join her, he goes off the deep end. Production wise these episodes aired as "West End Girls," and "Going Down The Road part 1 &2." FUNIMATION offers awesome releases of Degrassi DVD's and the Jay and Silent Bob set is being released in a regular and an unrated version. The third episode of the arc features a lot more Kevin Smith as he and Caitlin grow closer. Since the DVD's haven't been released I don't have a ton of specs but upon release I will revise review. I think this will be a great purchase, especially for fans of Degrassi The Next Generation. The season sets are still on season 2 and this will give us a chance to own a piece of Season 4."
An excellent "Degrassi" gift for the older fans!
Brett | Oregon, USA | 12/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a fan of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" since it premiered on The-N a few years ago...While I knew who Kevin Smith was, I was not familiar with his work. The three episodes Smith appears on during the fourth season of "Degrassi: TNG" were excellent, and I was excited to see what this DVD set contained...the thought of an unrated version was also interesting as although "Degrassi: TNG" pushes the boundaries for a show aimed at teens, I was unsure how "unrated" it could be.
The disc contains the three final episodes of the show's fourth season, and some generic bonus features including cast and character bios, trailers, and a small featurette on the filming of one of the show's scenes.
The REST of the disc is where the UNRATED really comes in.....this disc is excellent, but I can DEFINITELY see where the parents of younger audience members would be angry with the content. The commentary for instance, features Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, along with the actress portraying Caitlin Ryan on the show, and one of "Degrassi"'s talented writers. Portions of the commentary (excellent by the way...and included on all three episodes) are quite crude, and PROBABLY is not appropriate for audience members younger than 15 or 16. Another innapropriate portion is a featurette with Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes talking about "Degrassi", "Clerks", and some of their other works. The two men go off on tangents about topics of sexual nature. Portions of this featurette are comical, but is definitely not geared toward young Noggin viewers just crossing over to The-N.
My favorite portion of the DVD is an almost 30-minute interview with Kevin Smith. During the interview, Kevin Smith talks about all things "Degrassi", from the original show, to how he became involved with the new generation. There is quite a good bit of trivia concerning The-N, CTV, 90210, and other topics in this interview. As I have seen every episode of the new generation, this was an excellent interview as Kevin Smith really appreciates this show---you can tell as he is very sincere about his love for all things "Degrassi"!
All in all, an excellent DVD---as I mentioned, there is a very good deal of language and questionable topics throughout the special features that parents of younger fans should know about. However, this is a MUST for any of those "Degrassi" fans in high school, college, or older (you know you are out there!)"
Jay and Silent Bob + Degrassi? Not so unfathomable as it so
M. G. Summers | Austin, TX, USA | 11/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I admit that I would love Jay and Silent Bob doing anything. I am somewhat less of a Degrassi enthusiast. But I found this to be enjoyable and necessary to keep my Kevin Smith collection complete."
Thomas A. ONeil | CA | 07/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"More Degrassi-ish than Jay & Silent Bob-ish. Jason Mews and Kevin Smith guest stared on three episodes of Degrassi. This is them."