Before Kevin Smith became a Hollywood darling with Chasing Amy
, a film he wrote and directed, he made this $27,000 comedy about real-life experiences working for chump change at a New Jersey convenience store. A rude, foul-mouthed collection of anecdotes about the responsibilities that go with being on the wrong side of the till, the film is also a relationship story that takes some hilarious turns once the lovers start revealing their sexual histories to one another. In the best tradition of first-time, ultra-low budget independent films, Smith uses Clerks
as an audition piece, demonstrating that he not only can handle two-character comedy but also has an eye for action--as proven in a smoothly handled rooftop hockey scene. Smith himself appears as a silent figure who hangs out on the fringes of the store's property. --Tom Keogh
This fully loaded 15th Anniversary Edition of Kevin Smith's legendary directorial debut is the one to own. Even more outrageous on Blu-ray and complete with new bonus material it's the most brilliant and uncompromising presentation yet. CLERKS is one wild day in the life of a pair of overworked counter jockeys whose razor-sharp wit and on-the-job antics give a whole new meaning to customer service. With hilarious bonus features you should just plunk down your effin' cash now and add this to your collection of great movies.
Bonus Features Include: THEATRICAL VERSION: Classic Commentary Circa '95 featuring Kevin, Mos, Mewes, Brian And Others; Enhanced Playback Track Synchronized Trivia And Cast And Crew Quotes, Snowball Effect: The Story Of CLERKS, Mae Day: The Crumbling Of A Documentary With Intro By Kevin Smith & Scott Mosier, Outtakes From Snowball Effect, 10th Anniversary Q&A, THE FIRST CUT VERSION: The First Cut Audio Commentary With Kevin, Brian, Jeff, Mos And Mewes 3 Viewing Modes; 2004 Kevin Smith Intro, CLERKS: The Lost Scene Animated Short, The Flying Car, MTV Spots With Jay & Silent Bob, Theatrical Trailer, Soul Asylum Can't Even Tell Music Video, CLERKS Restoration, Original CLERKS Auditions