I poured another round of drinks as we continued to discuss the extensive extras on the disc.
"Yes," I added, "and I didn't know that the gas station was actually built in Morocco. The landscape apparently matched the New Mexico desert perfectly. What did you think of that makeup segment on Michael Bailey Smith's Pluto mutant look? Quite elaborate how the disfigurement designs were first done graphically on the computer, then life-size maquettes were sculpted and painted before they went ahead with the actual makeup process."
"That was amazing," said Steve Brown. "He reminded me of Chunk from the Goonies with that look of his. What I found quite astounding was the CGI and makeup were seamlessly blended together. Take the Ruby character, for instance: her mutant look, with the over-large eyes and distorted facial features--I didn't realize it was CGI-based. Yet when you watch her character on film, it doesn't look like CGI."
"No, it doesn't." I agreed, and emptied my glass.
"The commentary is superb. Stroke of genius to have the director, art director, screenwriter, and producers discuss the film. You get quite a range of perspectives when those creative people are given the chance to express their thoughts; and those production diaries are also quite a plus on the disc," said Steve Brown. "I haven't watched the music video yet, though."
"Let's not forget the unrated version of the film itself. It is a disturbing film to begin with, filled with primal scenes of violence, but the uncut nature of it really makes your hair stand on end. I think Zombos would agree that--oh dear. We should be getting along, shouldn't we?"
"Quite," said Steve Brown, emptying his glass. "Let's get to it."
I picked up the sword and battle-axe. He picked up his signing gadget. Glenor picked up our glasses.
"Right then," said Steve Brown. "This approach won't work. We need the truck."
"The truck?" I asked.
"Yes, the truck. Let's go." We ran to the UPS truck.
"Now when I tell you to engage that lever, push it to the right," instructed Steve Brown, once the three of us were inside the truck. "This is one of the new hyrdraulic-hyrbrids. It saves on gas, emits less greenhouse gases, and sports the new transwarp hyperdrive transmission. Oh, and this new cup-holder arrangement fits those Venti-sized Starbucks coffee cups really snugly."