So what happens when both David Chappelle and the features-packed DVD format get big? The answer is the Half Baked: Fully Baked Edition DVD, a solid disc whose fine stats end up a bit on the bland side when all is said and done. To its credit, it does feature director Tamra Davis doing an audio commentary, plus ten minutes of deleted scenes and an alternate ending, but from the smoking and non-smoking menus to the downright lame attempts at pot humor in the created-for-the-DVD extras, it all just gets to be a little too much after you spend too much time with it. Yeah, there's five minutes of "the guy on the couch" footage, but for every tasty deleted scene of a zombie dog puking pot, there's "Granny's Guide to Baking," featuring a crazed Granny going through pun-filled pot recipes (lame). There's something to be said about taking the good with the bad, but with junk like the "Different Types of Smokers" flash-like animation stinking things up this bad, it's hard to have a good taste in your mouth after laboriously making your way through the disc. Of course, the disc features a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer along with a 5.1 Dolby Digital audio track, so it still works well purely on that kind of level. Chappelle fans will no doubt eat this up -- especially given the pushed back release date of the Chappelle's Show: Season Two DVD -- giving this product a good rack life a few months before everyone buys up the next set of the funnyman's hilarious hijinks.
Ten deleted scenes
Five minutes with "The Guy on the Couch": Spend time with everyone's favorite "Guy on the Couch"
Different Types of Smokers: Take a deeper look inside Thurgood's stoner culture and his "different smokers" theory
Granny's Guide to Bakin': Granny shows us her favorite recipes guaranteed to satisfy even the worst case of the munchies
Director's commentary with Tamra Davis
Dave ChappelleThurgood, Sir Smoka Lot
Rachel TrueMary Jane
Perry Andelin BlakeProduction Designer
Paul Denham AusterberryArt Director
Julia DrayAssociate Producer
Vicki GraefCostume Designer
Bob HallSpecial Effects
Martin MalivoireSpecial Effects
Comedy of Errors,Stoner Comedy
Year of Release
WS, Fully Baked Edition, DVD
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo, Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
My husband bought this using his best buy account and reviewed it, then we had our accounts merged, and all his old purchases are showing up on MY review page, so I'm re-reviewing so-to-speak to get the points.
It's too bad that Dave Chappelle didn't do more movies where he was the main character. In this movie he plays 2 characters which are both great. Dave and crew sell pot to get there friend out of jail and get into all kinds of craziness along the way.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Dave Chappelle is the best! Awesome movie!! One of my favorite movies from back then!
Took awhile to get it but so worth it!