Videoport Picks: Best DVD Extras

Best Special Features on DVD!
1. “Bite My Shiny Metal X”-  on Futurama: Bender’s Big Score (a math professor delivers a lecture on all of the math jokes featured throughout ‘Futurama’’s run to the assembled writers and creator Matt Groening; one of the nerdiest special features ever!)
2.  “Topless Menu Screens”- on Boat Trip (‘nuff said)
3. “Finding Ben Stone”- on Knocked Up (2 disc special edition only…sorry) (hilarious mockumentary about Judd Apatow’s increasingly-infuriating search for the lead in Knocked Up shows him trying out Michael Cera, James Franco, Justin Long, Alan Covert, himself, and the guy who played Mooj in The 40 Year Old Virgin)
4. “Making-of Documentary”- on All About Lily Chou-Chou (which Andy calls ‘the best making-of I’ve ever seen’)
5.” ‘Across the Universe’ Music Video”- on Pleasantville (Fiona Apple video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson)
6. ‘Games’-on Surf’s Up (make your own surfboard, whale hopping, and lava surf!)
7. ‘10 More Minutes’- on Desperado (anatomy of a shootout)
8. ‘Cop Car Confessions’- on Superbad (2 disk edition only again, sorry) (Seth Rogen and Bill Hader’s cops from the movie improv-ing with celeb prisoners like Jane Lynch, Joe LoTruglio, Justin Long, Judd Apatow, Kristen Wiig and others)
9. ‘Line-o-Rama’-on Knocked Up, Superbad, and The 40 Year Old Virgin (watch each movie’s cast of skilled improvisers run through various versions of their lines)
10.  ‘Rodeo Clowns’- on Puddle Cruiser
11.  ‘The Frank International Film Festival’- on Melvin Goes to Dinner (director Bob Odenkirk’s mockumentary about taking his first film to a very, very small film fest)
12. ‘Extra Farts!’-on Wet Hot American Summer (if you thought the original soundtrack was too highbrow)
13. ‘The Definitive Metal History Family Tree’-on Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey
14. ‘Lord of the Piercing’-on Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring- extended edition (easter egg [in the ‘Council of Elrond’  chapter] with Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar)
15. ‘Scream for Your Lives!’- on The Tingler
16. ‘This Country Beats France’- on Sicko
17. ‘Short Movie’- on Cane Toads (Dennis2 can’t remember what it is, but swears it’s good…)
18. ‘Orson Welles: One Man Band’-on F is for Fake (documentary about Welles’ unfinished projects)
19. ‘Pvt. S.N.A.F.U.’- on Looney Tunes (shorts on various discs)
20. ‘Deleted Scene (or Blooper)’- on Magnolia (Aimee Mann music and John C. Reilly’s butt)
21. ‘Drinking Game’- on Wild Zero (exploding heads!)
22. ‘Full Length Documentary about Technicolor!’- on The Adventures of Robin Hood
23. ‘Jim Jarmush Answers Your Questions/John Lurie Cannes Interview’- on Down By Law
24. ‘Interviews’- on Reservoir Dogs- 10th Anniversary Edition (worth it for everyone’s Lawrence Tierney stories alone)
25. ‘Interviews’ on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (if you didn’t love Gary Oldman before, you will after this…)
26. ‘Tokyo Ga’- on Late Spring (Wim Wenders’ full-length documentary on director Yasujiro Ozu)
27. ‘Nightbeast’- on Blood, Boobs and Beast (oddly, the special feature is a full-length monster movie from Don Dohler, the subject of the titular documentary;  most awkward sex scene ever, by the way…                                  28. ‘Archer- Original Pilot’- on Archer- season 3 (apparently they felt their original choice for Sterling Archer skewed a little too old…)

Any to add?  Use the comments, baby…

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