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‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’ DVD/Blu-Ray Release

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The release date of Zack and Miri Make A Porno on DVD and Blu-Ray is just two weeks away (February 3rd) so I thought I’d go over some of the details, especially if some of you are planning on pre-ordering it. The pictures above show the 4 main covers of the release. The top two, which I underlined, are the versions that you should buy depending on whether you have a Blu-Ray player or not and if you want the Blockbuster exclusive version. The first photo is of the “standard† DVD, which is actually 2 discs and packed full of features. The second is of the Blu-Ray release, which has all the features of the DVD plus the added bonus of BD Live. Since we all know how interactive Kevin is with his fans, we can all expect some form of BD Live goodies to come in the near future. (Perhaps even a Q & A like Christopher Nolan did with The Dark Knight) There is no commentary track on any of the releases, although Kevin has already stated he will do a Smodcast commentary for the film.

The DVD and Blu-Ray shown on the bottom contains the exact same film and the exact same bonus features. The only difference is the covers, which remove the words Make A Porno from the title. There is also a surprising change in the tag line. The covers that contain “porno† have the rather bland tagline of “what would you do to get out of debt?† but the edited covers have the more sexually suggestive “This is the last job they can afford to blow.† Personally, I like the second tagline better but I still believe we should all purchase the unedited cover. This is ridiculous that they even have two versions of a cover just because of three little words, which ironically are the three little words that got the Weinstein’s to greenlight the project right away. (I know it’s really just one word that upsets people but the other two are accomplices)

I won’t go into the details of how stupid all the controversy was surrounding the title. We all read about the arguments and Kevin already discussed it to great lengths in his SModcasts. Instead, I will go into details on the features we can expect on the discs. Here is some info direct from Kevin that was posted on his message board.

Just to be anally thorough about it…

The “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” DVD/BluRay Extras in Total:

  • 43 Deleted scenes (totaling 95 minutes)
  • 22 Money Shots Webisodes (50 minutes)
  • Feature-length documentary, Popcorn Porn: Watching Zack & Miri Make A Porno (75 minutes)
  • Comic-con Panel 2008 (23 minutes)
  • Gang-bang: Outtakes & Bloopers (13 minutes)
  • Seth vs. Justin: Battle for Improvisational Supremacy (8 minutes)
  • Blu-ray only: BD Live—which will gives us the option of having downloadable bonus features at some time in the future

Totaling 4 hours and 21 minutes of bonus

It may not have a commentary track (but apparently could at some point in the future, if you’ve got BluRay), but that seems like a packed disc to me.

Full disclosure: The extra feature – Seth vs. Justin: Battle for Improvisational Supremacy (8 minutes) is only one of two parts. Due to Weinstein Co’s exclusive deal with Blockbuster, there’s a Blockbuster-Exclusive Extra Feature called “Seth vs. Justin: Battle for Improvisational Supremacy Pt. 2.” So if you’re a BlockBuster cat, there’s that. I have no control over these things; if I did, the “Porno” theatrical poster would’ve looked more like the Hong Kong release poster…

I have to agree that the Hong Kong poster is pretty awesome but I actually loved the stick figure poster we got over here. I actually plan on picking one up next time I head out to the Secret Stash, which is where you can order the Blu-Ray or DVD with the uncensored cover. Plus, like most things sold at the Stash, each copy is signed by Kevin Smith.

If you want the second part of the improv bonus feature that Kevin mentioned, then it seems like Blockbuster is your only option. They also have a really cool exclusive cover, pictured below.

That is probably my favorite cover and the most fitting for the film. So far no other exclusives have popped up anywhere but I will be sure to update this page if I come across anything. As for the edited covers, the only place I found currently selling those versions online is Walmart, which strangely has no problem selling the soundtrack that says, “make a porno.† If you see the edited cover anywhere else or any other exclusives, send it to me and I will add it to this page. And just because I can†¦PORNO!

Jerry Cavallaro -Â  www.AreYouStuckLikeChuck.com

Born with a camera in hand, Jerry Cavallaro was destined to be a great filmmaker. Legend has it that he even filmed his own birth. He later went on to film the indie rom-com STUCK LIKE CHUCK, which is now available to watch for free on Amazon. Jerry brings his passion for movies, both behind the camera and in front of the screen, to every piece he writes for this site.

4 Comments

  1. Ram Man

    January 20, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Jerry…it sounds like the only solution is to buy multiple copies! You have to get the BluRay signed at View-Askew, then pick up the Blockbuster exclusive then get the editted version with the good tagline previously viewed from the store or on ebay.

  2. Jerry

    January 20, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    That sounds like a good plan to me. For now though, I’m just going to pick up a non-autographed Blu-Ray. I already have so many things signed by the man. I will be checking Blockbuster first to see if their exclusive feature and cover is also on their Blu-Rays. If not, it’s off to Best Buy. We have some time though, I’m still hoping some store gets smart and sells the film packaged with a Fleshlight, lol.

  3. Charles

    January 22, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Jerry, I work at blockbuster and we just got in our pre street rentals of Zack and Miri and the cover at the way top with the word porno is the cover release..so no worries but i am a little mad cause i did like that orange bb exclusive cover.

  4. Jerry

    January 24, 2009 at 1:38 am

    Hey Charles, thanks for the info. It’s too bad they don’t have that awesome exclusive cover that’s on the site but at least they didn’t go for the edited cover. If no other extras or exclusives are announced, I’ll probably pick it up wherever it’s the cheapest. I wish Best Buy would do something cool like the Mooby’s meal pack they did with Clerks II. One of my favorite Best Buy exclusives ever.

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