Cannibal! The Musical: 13th Anniversary Edition
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This 2-Disc Special Anniversary Edition contains over an hour of new, in depth interviews with Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Jason McHugh, two full-length commentary tracks including the infamous 'Inebriated' commentary track, never-before-seen deleted scenes, production stills, and much more!
The 90s answer to the Rocky Horror Picture Show! --Variety
Best enjoyed on DVD, as the alcohol-fueled commentary track might just be the best one ever recorded. --The New York Times
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But the DVD special features are extraordinary, and the director's commentary audio track is worth the price of the disc alone. Parker gets together with Stone and many other stars of the movie, they announce their intention to drink heavily during their commentary, and proceed to do just that. A constant stream of hilarious behind-the-scenes anecdotes, the complete low-down on Lianne (the girl who broke Parker's heart and inspired a lot of the movie's content), and a lot of jovial abuse of the movie itself (they cheerfully admit they were 22 and didn't know what they were doing half the time). The banter among the commentators is lightning fast, uniformly profane, and unbelievably funny. I wanted to split a bottle of whiskey with these guys before I heard the director's commentary, and now I have to at least once before I die. The cast and Troma should be proud: this is what all DVDs with Special Features should aspire to.
I can only hope that Parker stages a similar event for the as-yet-unavailable Orgazmo disc (when, Trey, when?).
In 1873 Packer and five prospectors were snowbound, lost and hungry in the San Juans of Colorado. Only Packer returned alive and when the other bodies were discovered it was clear they had been eaten. Parker was eventually convicted of murder and not cannibalism, although Colorado lore likes to claim he was "the only man in U.S. history ever convicted of cannibalism." At the University of Colorado at the grill at the Student Union is named the Alferd Packer Grill (the spelling of Packer's first name is but one of several points of dispute in the story).
Parker and Stone were students at Colorado and so it is not surprising that Parker would turn Packer story into a musical. The film was originally entitled "Alfred Packer: The Musical", but Troma's owner Lloyd Kaufman argued for the name change because while Packer is a legendary figure in Colorado, his cannibalistic claim of fame is little known outside of the state.
Actually, there is not as much cannibalism as you would think in this movie, and there are certainly enough songs. The latter is the bigger complaint, because the songs are the best part of the film and the funniest parts as well.Read more ›
So what differs between the past version and the recently released 13th Anniversary Edition?
For one there are never before seen deleted scenes that are so funny and twisted that they should have kept them in the movie. At least now we get to take part of them as well.
There is also a new commentary track that involves some of the other people involved in the production and you get to hear their take on things. I can only say one thing; the production of it seems to be as interesting as the movie.
But the real treasure is the 1 hour of interviews that has been located and shares with us. Here you get to hear what everyone thinks of the movie and Trey Parker and Matt Stone. And its not all good things haha
Other features include new production stills and many things more.
This is my favorite Parker/Stone movie and Troma release and I can highly recommend it to all of you South Park fans, Troma fans, or general movie lovers. And if you already own it. Buy it again like I did.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This movie is completely ridiculous and you can definitely see the beginnings of the trademark South Park humor. Read morePublished 9 days ago by The Angry Intern
One of my favorite movies for some odd reason. I had to get a copy so that I could introduce my teenagers to it.Published 14 days ago by AsatruMom
Troma has produced some really bad movies but the is probably the very worst. The involvement of the South Park boys is not evident,
Save you money and your time it is not... Read more
Best movie of all time. You have to watch it a couple of times to catch everything, but it is truly a masterpiecePublished 2 months ago by Colby Grabill
Hilarious, campy, crazy, blood-soaked smiles for everyone. Parker and Stone's best work.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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