Most of the special features for this Blu-ray have been carried over from the 2002 Image release, beginning with two audio commentaries: one with performers Bruce Kimmel, Stephen Nathan and Cindy Williams, and the other with Kimmel and documentarian Nick Redman, who made the included retrospective documentary “From Dollars to Donuts: An Undressing of The First Nudie Musical” — which is an informative and comical look back at the making and distributing of the film (wherein we learn of Kimmel’s encounter with Paramount Studios). The documentary also has an optional audio commentary with Kimmel, Redman and producer Michael Rosendale.
Also included are two deleted scenes: one of which (interestingly enough) was in the VHS copy I used to have, while the other — the musical number “Where is a Man” — looks to have been pulled from a videocassette source. Another deleted musical number (“I’ll Kick You with Boots”) is presented audio-only. A costume test, stills gallery and several advertising spots (two trailers and a radio spot) round out the bonus materials, and there’s a two-page booklet from Mr. Kimmel that reveals the history of this High-Def release.
Some of you will notice that the optional audio commentaries for the deleted scenes and the soundtrack CD that were part of the 2002 DVD are not included here, though the soundtrack is also available from Kritzerland.
In short: Kritzerland’s Blu-ray for The First Nudie Musical is a commendable one — one that finally presents this excellent comedy in a worthy transfer. “The Color, the Camera, the Lights and the Action” have never looked better — and it’s a must for longtime fans of the film and all the future fans that are destined to discover this classic.