Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery features both widescreen and pan-and-scan versions of the film; however, the original theatrical aspect ration of 2.35:1 has been changed by director Jay Roach to a 2:1 aspect ratio, perhaps to better accommodate its widescreen enhancement. The commentary track allows Roach and Mike Myers to tell what is improvised and what is scripted in the film, specifically to point out the different inspirations and homages, and joke around some as well. The deleted scene menu features two original endings and five scenes that were either cut for time or because they were expendable. One of the original endings is particularly hilarious and at least two of the deleted scenes ("The Henchman's Wife" and "Fendi Briefcase") could have been left in the film. The "Spy Genre Retrospective" is disappointing, just a series of pages to read about the movies that inspired the film instead of a featurette. Meanwhile, the animated "Music to Shag To" sequence, a celebrity cameo menu, and the "Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger Pump" features aren't exactly substantial but do add to the zany feel of the DVD. The theatrical trailer is also included. Austin Powers can't compete with current special editions, but it is nonetheless a fun disc for an enjoyable film.
Both widescreen and full-frame versions converted from high-definition transfer
Commentary by Mike Myers and Jay Roach
Seven deleted scenes including two alternate endings
"Star Highlights" in separate clips from five other movies
Special cameo menu
"Music to Shag To" original animated sequence
Original theatrical trailer
Cast biographies and filmographies
Mike MyersAustin Powers, Dr. Evil
Elizabeth HurleyVanessa Kensington
Mimi RogersMrs. Kensington
Robert WagnerNumber Two
Michael YorkBasil Exposition
Mindy SterlingFrau Farbissina
Seth GreenScott Evil
Fabiana UdenioAlotta Fagina
Paul DillonPatty O'Brien
Charles NapierCmdr. Gilmour
Clint HowardJohnson Ritter
Joe SonRandom Task
George S. ClintonComposer (Music Score)
Cynthia Kay CharetteProduction Designer
Dan OlexiewiczArt Director
Claire Rudnick PolsteinExecutive Producer
Eric McLeodExecutive Producer
Deena AppelCostume Designer
Mark UlanoSound/Sound Designer
Douglas AarniokoskiFirst Assistant Director
Comedy,Action and Adventure,Adventure
Parody/Spoof,Absurd Comedy,Spy Comedy,Master Criminal Films
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Year of Release
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV, Full Screen
English, French, Spanish
New Line Home Video
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery [DVD] 
The Austin Powers series was and still is one of the most premier spy comedies on the market. A smashing blend of then-modern pop culture mythos and classic '60's spy/mod culture particularly taking inspiration from the James Bond series, Derek Flint, and even the '66 art house classic Blow-Up. The first film got the series off to a great start with Austin traveling through time to stop his ultimate nemesis, Dr. Evil (both played of course by Mike Myers) and having to cope with changing attitudes towards his era of 'free love' and various battles Evil's colorful henchmen (my personal favorite being Mustafa played by Will Ferrell). The cinematography and set design are both top notch as well as a groovy soundtrack with tunes from Burt Bacharach, Nancy Sinatra, Divinyls, and of course the theme by Quincy Jones.
I opted for the original 1997 New Line Platinum DVD as I already have the other two on DVD and the price was hard to pass up. The transfer while somewhat aged still holds up and doesn't distract from the action. Audio is still solid, your standard 5.1 mix. The 2.1 aspect ratio is a bit odd sounding at first but the director requested it for this release. Special features aren't quite as plentiful as the ones for the other two Austin Powers films but the deleted scenes and alternate endings are worthwhile (especially the cameo by Bond girl Lois Chiles). I also really like the cover art for this one. Really captures the spy/psychedelic vibe well and the yellow color palette looks pretty good next to the red and blue covers for the sequels (I know it might seem like a small thing to mention but as someone who owns a lot of DVDs I do get annoyed when the cover for film series don't line up well together so it's worth noting when they do).
Overall this film and it's sequels will probably be remembered for years to come as comedy classics. The amount of references and homages will keep any Bond fan pleased and replaying the DVD over and over to catch all the little details and those looking for a fun spy-comedy will not find much than can top this film. Fabulous and highly recommended.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Hilarious film but needed uncut foreign version.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, is hands down, the funniest spy spoof ever made. Mike Myers, who previously brought us the Wayne's World films, strikes gold a second time. The cast is fantastic, with countless hilarious moments and over the top scenes.
The problem is that all American home video releases of the movie have been the censored American PG-13 cut, and not the extended international release. Sadly the Blu-ray, while featuring superb audio and video, does not fix this. Also, bonus features are the same as previous home video releases.
I love Austin Powers, the first film anyway. But it needs a special edition release with the international cut and new bonus features. Despite that, the film is strongly recommended.
The Blu-ray provided a good picture and sound. Mike does an excellent job of portraying super spy Austin Powers and he provides plenty of laughs. Mike also plays Dr. Evil as well as some other characters in the movie. The jokes are for adults so don't let young children watch this movie. Robert Wagner appears in this movie as Number 2, Dr. Evil's second in command, and Robert gives a good performance. If you want a different type of comedy movie buy this one.
This is a very funny movie and it's fun to watch the origins of the Austin and Dr. Evil characters. Not as good as Part 2 but much better than Part 3. The transfer is very good and makes the movie pop.