Drillbit Taylor focuses on the interaction that three high school kids have with Owen Wilsonâ€™s character, a paid type of soldier that looks to make them into real men capable of defending themselves and getting the respect that they deserve. Along the way, there are a number of times where the trio of high schoolers start to wreak revenge on their tormenters, really giving Drillbit Taylor a feel as if it truly was a comedy from the eighties. The dichotomy of jock/dork is played out well here, and in a different era, the plot of Drillbit Taylor could have made for a solid sequel to the â€œRevenge of the Nerdsâ€ movies. The number of bonus features that are present during this version of Drillbit Taylor are simply amazing.
This means that there is the typical type of commentary, but they go a little bit beyond that and let the writers themselves â€“ Seth Rogen and Kristofor Brown â€“ give their own opinions and feelings about the film. Beyond that, the other bonus features that were previously present â€“ such as the gag reel and the deleted/additional scenes (which top out at 19) â€“ will give individuals a more complete appreciation for the film. However, there are some special features that are exclusive to the â€œExtended Survival Editionâ€ that will have individuals rolling on the floor. For example, the â€œRap Offâ€ shows the skills of each of the actors and shows how much work went into the creation of the scene. Furthermore, the â€œThe Real Don: Donny McBrideâ€ featurette provides viewers with a little insight into the actorâ€™s life and expounds upon the role that ey played in Drillbit Taylor.
If you have not had the chance to pick up Drillbit Taylor yet, make it a point to buy the â€œExtended Survival Editionâ€. In much the same way, if you are considering buying Drillbit Taylor on DVD, but may be looking to fill up your Blu-Ray collection, make it a point to go forth and search out the Blu-Ray version of the â€œExtended Survival Editionâ€. The quality of the film just seems to pop so much more from the DVD to the Blu-Ray version: items that were previously in the background are front and center in the Blu-Ray version. While the quality of the audio footage has not dramatically increased (being a 5.1 audio version), the video quality is as clear as day and is sure to please videophiles.
Drillbit Taylor: Extended Survival Edition (Blu-Ray) / 2008 Paramount / http://www.paramount.com/homeentertainment /