Sunday, July 22, 2007

DVD: Reno 911!: Miami (Unrated)

• The misadventures of Reno's finest are even bawdier on DVD.

Genre: Comedy, TV adaptation
DVD released: June 19, 2007
Director: Robert Ben Garant
Cast: Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Cedric Yarbrough, Carlos Alazraqui, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash, Mary Birdsong, Paul Rudd
Verdict: &&&1/2

Comedy Central's loose COPS parody, Reno 911!, is one of those love it or hate it kind of shows, and this movie is great fun for those who fall into the former camp. See the Jeblog theatrical review here. The unrated version on DVD is — no surprise here — more risqué, making for an excellent party movie. // DVD notes // Extras include some hilarious theater-oriented public service announcements from the Reno gang (the best is called "Shut the F*** Up") and a half dozen extended scenes, some of which are as long as a single episode of the television show. Best are an extended take of the almost-sex scene between Lt. Dangle and bipolar Deputy Wiegel and a scene at the vice mayor's home in which he and his mother bicker nonstop for more than 20 minutes. That's the longest extended scene, followed closely by bus ride footage with a contentious game of Truth or Dare, and the beached whale scene as presented here is decidedly funnier than the final cut. There's also some in-character cast interview footage from the movie's premiere.

Pictured: Deputies Wiegel and Williams on beach patrol.

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