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Rush Hour 2

Manufacturer: New Line

Price: $20

Sound: Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0

Format: widescreen

Languages: English

Subtitles: English

Extras: five behind-the-scenes featurettes, Brett Ratner student film, trivia subtitle track, commentary with Brett Ratner and Jeff Nathanson, deleted scenes/outtakes with commentary, Brett Ratner featurette, anaylsis of selected scenes, fashion featurette, multi-angle visual effects featurette, trailers, DVD-ROM material, "Infinifilm" interactive viewing control

Well, as you can see, this DVD is loaded to the gills with extras -- and most of them are actually worth watching. Except for the Brett Ratner featurette (a nauseatingly glamorized promo piece) and Ratner's student movie (a stupid silent black-and-white short), the extras on here rise above the usual fluff level on many other DVDs and provide some solid entertainment, especially the hilarious bonus outtakes. Ratner's commentary in here is much better than the first movie; he leaves the self-serving congratuations behind and actually gives some good behind-the-scenes information, such as that the crew had to go through Triads to get certain things. The Infinifilm way of viewing the movie is unique -- during certain points, a menu comes up on the lower part of the screen and you can go to one of the extras -- but ultimately, I thought it was distracting and a bit useless. As you would expect on a new US DVD, the picture and sound are excellent. I would have liked a DTS track, but the Dolby ones are done well. This is a great DVD (especially for the price) and makes for a solid addition to your collection.

Rating: ****

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