Thursday, June 28, 2012
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God Bless America Blu-ray (R)
Movie: 3 out of 4 stars
Disc: 3 and 1/2 out of 4 stars
Writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait's follow-up to the slightly better "World's Greatest Dad" is a blistering, very violent satire and pointed indictment regarding America's misplaced obsession with fleeting celebrity and broken moral compass. An equal opportunity offender, Goldwhaite skewers the left and the right, the rich and poor, the dumb and the dumber. With so much at stake it's not surprising that the final scene is something of an over-the-top letdown. Even if you've already seen the film, the disc -- stuffed with great extras -- is a more-than worthy keeper.
Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1080p/2.35:1), audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), subtitles: English and Spanish.
Special features include:
• Behind-the-scenes featurette
• Deleted/extended scenes and outtakes
• Filmmaker/cast interviews and commentary
• Opening the Vault on a Financial Crisis
• Music video