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The Dictator - BANNED & UNRATED Version (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (2012)

Sacha Baron Cohen , Megan Fox , Larry Charles  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,167 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox
  • Directors: Larry Charles
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: August 21, 2012
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,167 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005LAIHHC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,071 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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BANNED & UNRATED -What You Couldn't See In Theaters!

The creators and star of Borat bring you the jaw-dropping comedy about what happens when the worldʼs worst dictator comes to America. Stuck in New York and stripped of his power, Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) is finally forced to live his ultimate nightmare…the American dream. Get ready to laugh ʻtil it hurts with the uncensored cut, featuring never-before-seen footage, thatʼs “outrageous and shamefully funny!”*

* Rafer Guzman, NEWSDAY

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83 of 101 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOL November 30, 2012
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First of all, I dont see why so many people have given this a bad review... You must know what you are getting into before you watch it. Obviously there will be racy situations, poor judgement, awkward moments, and be offensive. This movie is hilarious (to me) All you people who got offended watching to movie why didn't you just turn it off? Every time I go to the theater to watch one of his movies people always are walking out... I ask myself, why the heck did you come in the first place? Seriously, this movie is not for the easily offended.
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76 of 101 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Are you having a boy or an abortion?" May 18, 2012
Format:DVD
Sacha Baron Cohen does a great acting job in his latest film, "The Dictator." The gags are mostly good and although some are tacky and racist (with a few being crude) it still held my attention on a very rough day for me because it works as a parody of dictatorships. There is little about the plot and the film that I can add to the reviews already posted here; but I can certainly vouch for other reviewers who write that the film is actually pretty good entertainment, a parody and nothing truly offensive even if Sacha Baron Cohen is very daring when it comes to topics for jokes and gags.

The plot is not terribly deep; but it moves along well and you shouldn't get bored. Sacha Baron Cohen (who plays the brutal dictator of the fictional, northern African country named Wadiya) surrounds himself with excellent actors all turning in convincing performances that make the film even funnier. Sir Ben Kingsley plays Tamir, the rightful heir to the dictatorship occupied by his apparently younger brother General Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen). Anna Faris is brilliant as Zoey, a Brooklyn, New York vegan small business food store owner who's liberal activism clashes sharply with Aladeen's "take no prisoners" and kill-`em-all policy whenever anyone disagrees with him. Nadal, a scientist ordered to create nuclear weapons for Wadiya, is well played by Jason Mantzoukas; his timing is just right and he supports Baron Cohen really well.

Soon after the film starts with some gags and basic introductions, General Aladeen is practically summoned to the United Nations. They want his assurance that he isn't developing nuclear weapons--otherwise they may use military force against Wadiya.
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27 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soo funny and satirical! June 3, 2013
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For what it was, it was hilarious! A complete satire on terrorism and dictatorships. I feel this is a very underated movie and Sacha Baron Cohen has once again proved his comedic genius. This is one for the ages and will go down in history, like Dr. Strangelove. As for all the bad ratings, what can you say, true greatness is often misunderstood by the masses. Artistic Genius!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Politically-Driven Comedy Well-Worth The Watch May 21, 2014
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I'm going to start off this review by just being honest: I loved this movie. I laughed my entire way through it. It's offensive. It's absurd. It's hysterical. It's definitely not for everyone, but I appreciate all of Sacha Cohen's work. If you're not familiar with what he does, then perhaps this movie isn't for you. But if you can appreciate an off-beat, politically inspired, offensively hilarious film- then this is the right choice.

The Dictator takes you on the journey of a dictator of a northern African nation called Wadiya, who after years of surpressing his people and bragging of uranium rich weapons- is challenged by the United Nations to attend a sanction in New York City and announce his approval of democracy rather than dictatorship. Once in America his chief advisor, greedy for Wadiya's oil wealth, has the dictator "Aladeen" killed. Alas, Aladeen is not killed, but has had his beard shaved- which causes him to be unrecognizable. His chief advisor replaces him with a stunt double Aladeen, who is to make Wadiya a democracy and allow free oil trade in the country. But, the real dictator does not want his country to become a democracy and hitches a plan to show everyone his true identity, and prevent Wadiya from becoming anything but a dictatorship.

Along the way Aladeen meets Anna Ferris's character- a feminist, non-racist, non-prejudice, fem lit major who runs an organic, anti-sexist, anti-big business, fair trade grocery store. Did you get all that? Me neither. She's the epitome of the modern day 20-something democratic extremist. She's all about equality. And ya gotta love her for that. Of course, Aladeen cannot even begin to comprehend all of this equality nonsense. Which makes their relationship hilariously entertaining to watch develop.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem in the Trash May 31, 2013
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It's easy to misunderstand satire when its wrapped up in vulgar comedic form. And those who didn't watch it to the end and said its bad? Well you guys missed out on the important key message when Aladeen addresses the U.N. about the perks of a dictatorship. If nothing else, watch that scene. The dictator isn't really about an evil dictator, it's actually an ironic statement about the state of America: of corruption, corporatism, and greed. But its guised as trash and it is trash, but as the final scene would suggest, the nasty things happening behind closed doors in the U.S. is even below this trash. A darker understanding the director aimed to produce is that while our dictator in the story is a joke and a spoiled imbecile, real problems in this country aren't laughing matter. And when an "awful dictator" is depicted as the last hope of a "real" democracy (*there's a funny plot twist spoiler*), it suggests that democracy has died already and is only a facade for the greedy to mobilize people and manipulate them.

*spoiler: in the end a democracy is brought forth with open elections - a tank pushes voters towards Aladeen's booth. In reality, nothing has changed. It is still a dictatorship under the guise of a democracy. My comments: But at least here it is ridiculously obvious of how people are being manipulated... but the same cannot be said for people who are so subtly manipulated, people don't even know they're being manipulated. We let laws, such as the Patriot Act which basically lets the government detain anybody for an indefinite amount of time if suspected of terrorism, pass. It brings into mind a scene where Aladeen talks to Nadal on the bridge about civil rights in passing. (Aladeen: "civil rights? what are those Nadal?" "I'll tell you about it, it's a hilarious joke").
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars I like Low brow humor
wow. I like Low brow humor, this wash't it. Not funny. I have seen a lot of his material and had a great idea as to what i was in for. Not funny.
missed the mark
Published 11 hours ago by Frank
2.0 out of 5 stars What happen old school clean comedy? But I guess ...
What happen to old school clean comedy? But I guess reality is something else. I stop the movie half way lost interest.
Published 1 day ago by Daniel
4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than the reviewers thought
If you enjoy the absurd you, like me, will laugh your head off at this film. But remember to be open to the ridiculous. Watch and have a nice evening.
Published 1 day ago by S Ezring
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
this movie is really funny it made me laughed a lot. me and my friends had a great time with this movie... so funny
Published 1 day ago by Ibby Whitley
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It was okay
Published 3 days ago by Nicholas Hanes
4.0 out of 5 stars I really like this movie it is very funny
I really like this movie it is very funny. Although so parts are worth forwarding it still has some very funny scenes.
Published 6 days ago by Arnold J.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
ok
Published 10 days ago by Peter
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I loved the unrated version better than this.
Published 10 days ago by Ravi
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Time waste
Published 10 days ago by Joe Hysong
1.0 out of 5 stars ... of these heinous characters (who actually exist) to be funny.
The little I could stand was too close to a realistic a portrayal of these heinous characters (who actually exist) to be funny.
Published 11 days ago by NJW
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