Superbad is a new quintessential teenage comedy. It has everything the genre is known for, and even an unexpected tender side that keeps Superbad ahead of the competition. This will be a classic (and infinitely quotable amongst friends) comedy as time passes.
For an analysis of the film itself, read the full movie review. For details of the Blu-ray release, read on.
Wow. This movie simply glows on Blu-ray. Sharpness and clarity are remarkable. Details are full, and black levels create stunning contrast. The color filters create a beautiful looking HD presentation. Grain is absent completely, and even on the brightest colors, there are no compression artifacts.
Both TrueHD and PCM mixes are included, though that’s slight overkill. Everything is front loaded, even during some crowded sequences like parties or the bar. A bit of bass is evident when guns fire or cars pass on the screen. That said, you’re not going to show this off to friends.
Short, funny featurettes make up the majority of the extras. Making of Superbad is the longest piece, running 13 minutes. The story of how the movie came to be spliced in with some random behind-the-scenes footage sits beside the otherwise standard presentation.
A four-minute gag reel offers some funny spots, while three lengthy deleted scenes run eight minutes. The last one inside the cop car was obviously too long for the film, but priceless outside of it.
Cop Car Confessions features 13 actors, including Justin Long, in separate segments running through various dialogue with Seth Rogen and Bill Hader in the driver's seat. Dancing Title Sequence is a three minute piece on the shooting of the credits. The “SuperMeter “ can run alongside the film, tracking every curse, sex reference, or use of McLovin.
Original Table Read is the cast and crew reading the script back in 2002, but is difficult to hear due to the low quality. Next to it is the updated reading from 2006. Vag-Tastic Voyage is a one-minute in-joke only relevant to those who have seen the movie, and if you’re in that crowd, you know what it is. Loads of trailers and a commentary with the director and cast (which is a necessity after you’ve seen the movie) are also crammed on here.
Four voice mails are included from Jonah Hill to Michael Cera on their casting, their roles, and more. Snakes on Jonah has Jonah Hill being forced to deal with some freaky animals as a gag from the crew for around five minutes. TV Safe Lines is a collection of priceless edits that need to be done for the eventual TV version.
Everyone Hates Michael Cera is a variety of clips where Cera is ignored, intermixed with an interview where he praises his time spent with everyone. This one goes for a little less than seven minutes. On-set diaries cover the production from the first shot to the wrap, taking a total of 18 minutes of your time.
The Music of Superbad takes 13 minutes, rather obviously focusing on the original tracks created to set the tone of the movie. Press Junket Meltdown is a funny satire of promotional interviews for three and half minutes. Finally, three audition tapes are included with some dialogue that didn’t make it into the final cut.
To save you some time, the Blu-ray exclusive SuperMeter’s stats end up like this:
403 curse words
257 sex references
51 uses of “McLovin”