Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?

Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?

DVD Rating: **1/2

Reviewed by: Daniel Hooper

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The seven deleted scenes presented here are a frustrating bunch; Watergate is a painfully scripted encounter in the car park of the, yes, Watergate Hotel, and is wisely cut from the film. The Western Showdown and Afghan Animation are both computer animated and your opinion of these will depend on whether you like the visual look of the film or not. The remainder of the deleted scenes are interviews which go into far greater depth than those featured in the film and are frustrating because of their omission. One interview discusses the oppression of females in Muslim countries and how this is a cultural rather than religious thing. Another of the interviews features Sinn Fein's Martin McGuiness and draws the parallels between the British-IRA and the Israel-Palestine conflicts.

The 30-minute interview with Morgan Spurlock sitting in front of a promo poster could have been reduced by half. It does cover interesting aspects, such as the inspiration behind the film and the technical difficulties there were in interviewing people and also hints that there were more in-depth features not used in the film. It also spends a bit too long talking about the impact of Super Size Me and feels a bit repetitive. In addition, instead of featuring an interviewer, the feature is chopped up into segments by annoying question captions.

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The only other extra on the disc is a trailer.

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2008
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Morgan Spurlock goes in search of the al-Qaeda leader.
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Product Code: OPTD1378

Region: 2

Ratio: 16:9 widescreen

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: Interview, trailer, 7 deleted scenes.

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