The 40 Year Old Virgin

The 40 Year Old Virgin

DVD Rating: ***

Reviewed by: Gator MacReady

Read Gator MacReady's film review of The 40 Year Old Virgin

Filmed in standard widescreen, the 1.85:1 picture is sharp and clear with no apparent faults, just as any modern film should look. Nothing to complain of here, kiddies. The film is kind of blandly shot, but does contain a varied colour pallet, nonetheless.

As expected from a comedy, it does not have a very sophisticated sound design and is pretty much front speaker focused, with the surrounds kicking in during musical, or ambient scenes. It does the job, but hardly reference quality stuff.

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The commentary is not featured on the cover art, but it is there. If you are so inclined and love listening to people talk over the film and think a 133-minute conversation of a 40-year-old virgin is interesting, then go right ahead. With so many people taking part, you'll be lost as to who is talking, as they all compete for attention.

Don't let the weird menus and cover art fool you. The entire plate of extras is nothing but deleted scenes. But they arrange them in such an odd way. First of all, there's a list of deleted scenes, then there's a sub-list of deleted scenes and then the first list of deleted scenes continues. Some have commentaries, some don't. Most of them are actually really amusing, especially the very long "you know how I know you're gay?" one. Since they add not much to the film, it's easy to see why they had to go, because if they didn't the movie would be about 86 years long.

A gag reel is in there, too. It's quite funny, but not suffocatingly so. Trailers for The Skeleton Key and Serenity are also included.

Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2005
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Product Code: 8238794

Region: 2

Ratio: 1.85 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: Audio commentary from director/co-writer Judd Apatow, actor/co-writer Steve Carell and members of the cast; deleted scenes; extended scenes; outtakes

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