Ace Ventura Deluxe Double Feature (Pet Detective / When Nature Calls)
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Allllll righty then. Let's get to it. As Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Jim Carrey instantly soared to stardom while tearing decorum to pieces. The award-winning actor plays the screwloose sleuth determined to sniff out the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. Jim Carrey returns in Ace Ventura When Nature Calls as the alligator-wrasslin,' elephant-calling, monkeyshining, loogie-launching, burning coals-crossing, disguise-mastering pet detective. Includes a bonus DVD with specially selected cartoons from the hit TV show Ace Ventura The Animated Series.
Audio Commentary:Commentary by Director Tom Shadyac
The Ace Ventura Deluxe Double Feature offers both Pet Detective and When Nature Calls in anamorphic widescreen with soundtracks in Dolby 5.1 and (not indicated on the packaging) DTS. The original DVD of Pet Detective was full-screen (1.33 aspect ratio) only, though it had a scene with Ace masquerading as Hans Kissvelvet, the dolphin trainer, that was dropped from the theatrical release. The deluxe edition is missing this scene. The deluxe edition also has a third disc with three episodes (about 70 minutes total) from the 1995-96 Ace Ventura animated series with Michael Hall as the voice of Ace. --David Horiuchi
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective was the 1994 box-office hit that turned comedy maniac Jim Carrey into Hollywood's first $20-million man. This gag-filled no-brainer stars Carrey as the titular rubber-faced gumshoe who tracks down lost pets for his heartbroken clients. Ace's latest case involves the apparent kidnapping of the Miami Dolphins' team mascot, Snowflake the dolphin (natch), and his investigation is a source of constant irritation for Miami police lieutenant Lois Einhorn (Sean Young). Friends fans will appreciate the presence of Courtney Cox, who remains admirably straight-faced as the Dolphins' publicist and Ace's would-be girlfriend, but of course it's Carrey who steals the show with shameless abandon. --Jeff Shannon
In When Nature Calls, the inevitable sequel, the disappearance of a rare African white bat, draws Ace (Carrey again) out of his spiritual retreat at a Tibetan monastery following the tragic outcome of his previous case. That traumatic experience, which makes for a hilarious opening-scene send-up of the Stallone thriller Cliffhanger, prompts Ace to venture to Africa, where he goes native with the tribe that hired him to find their symbolic bat. From that point anything goes, with Carrey pushing the boundaries of good taste (what, you were expecting good taste?) up to and including his now-infamous "birth" scene from the backside of a mechanical rhinoceros. Lighten up, and don't be ashamed if you find yourself laughing. --Jeff Shannon
- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective in widescreen for the first time
- Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
- Selected cartoons from Ace Ventura: The Animated Series
- Commentary by director Tom Shadyac on Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
- New digital transfers
- Theatrical trailers and TV spots
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The biggest scene we were bummed out about was the scene in the first movie, where ace is imitating that he has a mic inside the dolphin tank, when suddenly a mob of reporters comes to "see the dolphin". In this blu ray movie roger tells them all to leave, and pushes them away, and that's the end of it. In the original, ace comes out and acts like a German dolphin trainer to get rid of the mob, with his hilarious explanation about why the dolphin doesn't want to see them, and how to "talk to a dolphin". This whole scene is over a minute in length, and it was completely REMOVED from these blu rays. I seriously can't stand it when scenes are removed from a remaster of an old classic. Its ridiculous.
Jim Carrey does an awesome acting job in both of these movies, as usual, and this particular collection of them, is a great value for the two movies as a whole.
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HORRIBLE! First off the dvd cut scenes from the movie such as when Ace comes out of the dolphin tank and does his antics in his funny German accent.Read more