Got my DVD of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s movie U.H.F. the other night, and wanted to give it five hamsters to all the other Yankophiles out there.
For a measly $9 (hey, that’s what I paid, anyway), this disc is loaded with goodies:
[li]Double-sided, with regular and 16:9 widescreen formats[/li][li]A never-before-seen “making of” mini-feature, with such goodies as Al handing out fish to child actors.[/li][li]Voiceover commentary from “Weird Al” and director Jay Levy, with cameos by Emo Philips, Michael Richards, and Victoria Jackson (who phones in her comments ).[/li][li]Tons o’ publicity stills, posters, and trailers[/li][li]Lots of deleted scenes (and there’s lots more stuff that didn’t make the DVD!)[/li][li]Random easter egg bits.[/li][li]The “U.H.F.” music video[/li][li]And, of course, a hilarious movie to boot. :D[/li][/ul]
The audio commentary is the most interesting part; it’s fairly obvious from some of the comments that Al really second-guessed himself after the movie’s box-office failure, since he really shreds some minor nitpicky points. And the comments over the end credits are the most insightful, with Al going over some of the harsh reviews the movie got, and how the fans and audience have embraced the movie anyway.
If you a fan of “Weird Al” who don’t buy this DVD immediately, you be STUPID!
I almost ran out to get it yesterday, but I ordred it online instead. I am proud to say I own it on laserdisc and can watch it anytime, but I can’t wait to watch that movie with Weird Al’s commentary. I remember when the movie first came out and it was critically panned, Al came back with “Look, it’s not like were trying to make My Left Foot or something!” Exactly right. It’s a dumb movie that KNOWS it’s a dumb movie. I’d love to see a sequel, maybe more in the lines of Kentucky Fried Movie or Amazon Women on the Moon. It would go perfect with the UHF motiff. He’s already done hundreds of little skits and vid clips, tons of which he shows in concert (Greatest. Concert. Ever.)
Folks who want to get the UHF DVD for under $10 (with free shipping! ) should hop over to DeepDiscountDVD.
And the deleted scenes are … well, eye-opening, to say the least. We got “Ghandi II” and "Spatula City, but we lost out on “Those Darn Homos!” :eek: And how about two alternate endings to Emo Philips sawing off his thumb, including one that’s definitely not recommended for the eqasily squeamish.
Ah, go get it, ya nuts. I’ve been humming the “UHF” theme all day…
I was just thinking about this movie the other day. I LOVE this film. I was a HUGE Wierd Al fan when this movie came out, and I have to say it’s one of the greatest films ever made. If it weren’t for this film, I feel other such wonderful cinema like Dude, Where’s My Car never would have been made, and that’s a total shame. Critics don’t know what the fuck they’re talking about.
Has his little “documentary” managed to make it to DVD yet? Anyone know?
Ah, that doesn’t matter right now. Payday’s today, and that sucker is mine. Damnit, “These floors are dirty as hell, and I’m NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!”
At Best Buy they have a buy two get one free on some dvd’s. I got UHF, Spaceballs, and Kingping all for 20 dollars. The best part is they are all good dvd’s: widescreen, commentary, the full works! sweet…