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||Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, Alice Greczyn, Steve Lemme|
||Dolby, Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, NTSC|
||English, French, Spanish|
|Number of Discs:
||Warner Home Video|
|DVD Release Date:
||December 06, 2005|
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7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
What the F?Jun 24, 2011
I grew up with and was a fan of the original television series so I gave this movie a try, and was incredibly disappointed. If it ain't broke don't fix it! "The Dukes of Hazzard Movie" is not good enough to be called bad. Every thing about this movie is horendous, the character portrayal, the storyline, the affects. My advice to anyone thinking about getting this movie is not to waste your time or money. Trust me is isn't worth it.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Not as good as the Tv showDec 08, 2005
I grew up watching the TV show and had waited for a movie version to come out. What I got wasn't the Dukes I remember. That being said I won't stand on my soapbox and bash this movie like so many others on this site have. I'll simply say this if you like comedy that appeals to the lowest common denominator then this will be a DVD you will enjoy.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Fun, If Ultimately Unsatisfying Adaption . . . With Some Great Car JumpsNov 03, 2011
By H. P.
I'll start out by saying I'm not a purist. But if you're going to take something as ain't-broken as the Dukes of Hazzard, you daggum well better know what you're doing when you try to fix it. This movie has a lot of changes. Some work well and some don't, but the end product isn't nearly as good as the source material. It is a lot of fun if you don't think too hard about it.
Any Dukes of Hazzard film is going to live or die by its car chases and especially the jumps. Through most of the film they do not disappoint. The jump onto the highway in Atlanta is one of the greatest jumps I've ever seen on the screen. They just about ruin it all, though, with the last jump, a CGI atrocity. When will filmmakers learn that just because it can be done in CGI doesn't mean it won't look like trash? From the DVD extras, they actually did the real jump (with dummies), then ruined it with CGI. And they planned to do the same with the rest of the jumps, but those looked so great even their own foolishness wouldn't let them ruin them. A lot of the other car stunts are truly special.
The filmmakers made some strange choices in adaptation. The Dukes and their allies replace Boss Hogg and Roscoe P. Coltrane as the comic foils, but neither Hogg nor Roscoe (M.C. Gainey isn't half as scary as he was in Justified) can manage to be terribly menacing. The movie (especially the unrated version) is also quite risqué. I have no philosophical disagreement with that, but let's be honest--the Dukes don't need to go lowest common denominator to entertain. I guess the thinking was that the old Dukes fans have all grown up, but the old Dukes formula would always be beloved by kids (and those of us that still like to pretend we're kids from time to time).
Jessica Simpson tries hard, and fails, to look as good as Catherine Bach, but I'm not complaining. Willie Nelson as Uncle Jesse just fires off one-liners. The soundtrack is mostly southern rock mainstays, and it's a downright joy for country boy's when the General Lee fires up and Black Betty cranks up.
Broken Lizard (of Super Troopers fame) eventually took over production. They left many a hat tip to their marquee production. Governor Jessman (Lynda Carter), the fast food cashier, and the Vermont state troopers from Super Troopers all make appearances. There is also an allusion to the side-splitting opening scene.
DVD extras include: Daisy Dukes: the short short shorts, the General Lee lives, how to launch a muscle car 175 feet in 4 seconds, the hazards of Dukes, the These Boots are Made for Walking music video, additional scenes, unrated additional scenes, bloopers, unrated bloopers, and the theatrical trailer. Given the choice between this version (the Unrated one) and the theatrical version, I would prefer the latter. The differences are across-the-board more risqué, but less funny.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
A mild disappointment.....May 26, 2012
First of all, the car is the star of this
movie. The car (a 1969 Dodge Charger) gets
3 stars -- the actual actors get ZERO.
The car chases, jumps and drifting are
absolutely incredible in this film. The
actual story was thin, the actors were
mostly underwhelming and it really didn't
capture the feel of the original show.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Super great!Mar 29, 2008
By S. Barstad
I bought this movie because I love american musclecars, and this time I did not want a serious movie like The Deer Hunter. I wanted to laught and have a beer with my friends watching this movie and that is what I got. I really like this movie. I dont know how this movie is compared to the series but Im gonna get season one on dvd. Redneck is cool!
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