The Girl Next Door
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I never saw this movie in the theater so I cannot comment on what has been added to this "unrated edition" but there is certainly quite a lot of nudity, but nothing involving the main actors. There are some graphic scenes at a strip club (including lap dancing) and we get shots of one of the main actors watching a porn video at home. There are some nude scenes from behind of both principal actors Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert, but as Hirsch points out on Side B of the disc (where most of the extras are located) the movie used a stand-in for those shots.
I have a word of caution regarding the list of extra's on the Amazon page. One is titled a scene specific commentary by Hirsch and Cuthbert. What we have here though is not a commentary for the whole movie from the two stars, but rather several scenes on the flip side of the disc in which the two actors both give separate commentary.
Largely (and unjustly) ignored at the box office this teen comedy starts of really well and within the first few moments had me rolling with laughter. The movie starts with a montage of sorts, we see the jocks, brains and cheerleader-types all stating, for their entry in the yearbook, what they "will always remember."
Then there is Matt (played by Hirsch) who is pondering this question.Read more ›
And that is extensive to the unrated version of the movie.
Why? Ok let me se...
For a movie that is only 5 or 6 years old, the transfer shouldn't look older than it does. The transfer is just a modest upgrade of the less-than-reference quality picture included on the original DVD.
Too much noise/grain and inconsistent color levels are the main offenders here, with the occasional edge enhancement creeping in as well. Night time and indoor scenes have the most issues, but our first reveal of Cuthbert in a wet, white shirt looks near-perfect, picture-wise. Colors are mostly set to a permanent dull hue, and in some instances are muddy, which is surprising given the quality of most Fox offerings. Trust me, this isn't blu-ray quality.
So if you have the DVD version of it, stick to it and don't change it for the Blu-ray version, you can even find a DVD unrated adaptation of it, plus you won't loose money on it!
As for the extras and unrated part:
The 16 Deleted or Extended Scenes are definitely worth watching. You have a play all option with commentary from director Greenfield. One scene featured actress Amanda Swinton losing it when she had to put a condom on Klitz, who wore a fencing mask to do the scene. She struggles to keep a straight face and loses it at the end. Most were cut for pacing purposes, which is a shame, because a lot of these scenes had moments of genuine emotion that really humanized the movie. We also get the original ending that - get this - Greenfield cut because people at the test screenings thought Matthew was in the White House when he's standing in front of the Capitol Building...anyways...Read more ›
"The Girl Next Door" is the story of 18-year-old Matthew Kidman (Emile Hirsch), a straight-laced, overachieving, good boy who has never really lived life to the fullest. That is, until he spies his incredibly sexy neighbor (Elisha Cuthbert) changing in the window, and finds that through his desire to be with her, he will do anything and everything to be with her.Read more ›
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I'm not a fan of Emile Hirsch but he was alright in this movie. I haven't read the other reviews so I might be repeating others w/o meaning to when I say that this seems to be a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Ellis
a really good romance comedy by far! I love it from start to finish...
however...theres a funny story behind this
I had this dvd once...let a friend borrow it.. Read more
Albeit a bit older the cast does a good job and Timothy Olyphant is great in anything he doesPublished 2 months ago by Stan J. Dymek
Great movie! Terrible and poorly explained service! I thought I was buying a digital download not paying a rental price to be able to stream this video every time I want to watch... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Me
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no idea but it's not cool. I pre ordered this and kinda pissed off.
Edit: awesome! Amazon shipped my copy via Next Day Air Saver UPS epic! No wonder why I love Amazon :D
Sep 5, 2009 by noskie | See all 2 posts
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