Despite the fact that I still have a really hard time watching the "Hey, Let's Be Really Cruel To Ken!" scenes (seriously -- those things are so sadistic that the movie no longer a comedy while they're going on), it's impossible to deny that A Fish called Wanda was one of the funniest movies of the 1980s. As far as I can tell, though, the only in-print DVD is pathetically bare-boned (if you don't count the very special-sounding booklet "featuring trivia, production notes and a revealing look at the making of the movie"), a state of affairs that is awfully frustrating for a movie filled with so much special feature potential (I mean, it stars 1/3 of Monty Python! How can the outtakes not be worth seeing?). Thankfully, come August, that horrible oversight will be corrected: MGM is finally releasing a DVD SE of which the film is worthy.

For less than $25, you'll get nearly 30 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes (I'm imagining 40 different deliveries of "Don't call me stupid!" crammed into a two minute montage), a couple of different documentaries, easter eggs, and A COMMENTARY TRACK FROM JOHN CLEESE!, in addition to other goodies. That, friends, is more like it. And now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go give more money to
categories Features, Cinematical