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.