The Dukes of Hazzard (Unrated Widescreen Edition)
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Action Comedy based on the hit television series that ran from 1979-85. Set in present day, The Dukes of Hazzard follows the adventures of "good old boy" cousins Bo (Seann William Scott) and Luke (Johnny Knoxville) Duke, who with the help of their eye-catching cousin Daisy (Jessica Simpson) and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson), try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds). Their efforts constantly find the "Duke Boys" eluding authorities in "The General Lee," their famed 1969 orange Dodge Charger that keeps them one step ahead of the dimwitted antics of the small southern town's Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane (M.C. Gainey).]]>
Yes, the unrated edition of The Dukes of Hazzard has nudity... but no, it's not of Jessica Simpson, but topless sorority girls. There are also two sets--"PG-13" and "unrated"--of deleted scenes and bloopers. The four minutes of unrated deleted scenes (supplementing the 25 minutes of "PG-13" deleted scenes) include more sorority girls and a menage à trois for Johnny Knoxville . The five minutes of unrated bloopers (the same amount as the "PG-13" bloopers) feature a few more girls but mostly bad language. Featurettes discuss the Daisy Duke short shorts (and show how you can make your own), car stunts, and the making of the movie (narrated by a cast member of the original TV series). --David Horiuchi
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This is the story of Bo and Luke Duke, and yet another one of their misadventures running into Boss Hogg. You really need to see the original TV series to get this movie, but that's ok. We loved this show when I was a kid in the '80s, but I have to say that this movie barely captures any of what made the TV show great. The Duke boys are always running afoul of the law, but in a very innocent and justified way. They are moonshiners, and the only law enforcement out there to stop them is the far more corrupt Boss Hogg, and his band of crooked officers. This is another episode of JD Hogg trying to catch them, but Hogg is pulling yet another scam in which he seizes all of the farmland in a certain area of Hazzard County, including the Duke boys' farm. Why is he seizing all of this land? That's the mystery.
That is such a cool, tight plot that sounds so great, and plots like this were so great when this was a TV show, but like I said above, this movie fumbles most of the things that were handed to it by the TV show. The whole premise of the TV show was so cool as well: the Dukes were a couple of bad boy "Robin Hood" types that were on a rebellious, righteous crusade that allowed them to have blistering car chases and to fire off exploding arrows. They were rebellious, yet doing the right thing, and every episode plot was really tight and had a vivid and succinct feel to it. It had a storytelling that has been lost by 2015. Every TV show just feels sensationalist and CGI-ish by 2015, with bland characters and thin plot lines.
However, this movie adaptation largely falls flat. It wasn't a miserable failure, it's just that it under impressed.Read more ›
It is painfully obvious that the writer(s), producer(s), and director of this movie either didn't know anything about the original TV show or they don't care.
But I have a partial theory as to what may have happened. I'm guess that the writer(s)/producer(s) and director started off with *no basic knowledge of the original TV show*. Someone or someones at Warner Bros ordered them to make a Dukes of Hazzard movie, and so the writer(s)/producer(s)/directed said to each other, "We'd better familiarize ourselves with this show so we can make a movie somewhat faithful to the original TV show."
What I think they did next was that they started from the beginning, grabbed Season 1 of the Dukes of Hazzard, and watched the first few episodes or so. Then they said, "Ah, we know what this show is about!" and then they proceeded to make a movie. BIG MISTAKE. HUGE MISTAKE. COLOSSAL MISTAKE. Now, I don't know for sure that this is what happened, but all the evidence seems to fit.
Why do I say this? Because the first several episodes of the Dukes of Hazzard are *very, very, very different* from the remaining 6 and a half seasons of what made this show so fun and beloved.Read more ›
This movie loves the Dukes too. The cameras treat The General, that legendary orange '69 Charger, like a star in a fashion shoot, with long, loving, slow-motion shots and spectacular flying sequences, not only over country creeks, but highflying like a witch on a broom over highways in downtown Atlanta. Yee-Haw! There's more love here than a possum in springtime. A minor beloved character smiles directly into the camera after his bit, and who would have imagined that Daisy Duke's short shorts could become shorter? I can reluctantly admit that all essential characters, and then some, are accounted for, and the script is taken directly from episodes of the series, particularly the one about the successful hometown Hazzard boy who comes home to win the big race.
The movie Dukes are a little dumber than TV's clean-cut Bo and Luke.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pretty fun. Had some good moments. Pretty corny over all. But then, hey, it's Dukes of Hazard. What would you expect.Published 1 month ago by Scott Purcell
The screen was shifted, could not watch the movie, i want my money backPublished 1 month ago by dan crowe
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