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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle [Unrated] [DVD] [2004]

Release Date:01/04/2005
If outrageous comedy is what you crave, then you need look no further than this New Line Home Entertainment's "Extreme Unrated" release of the hilarious, munchie-inducing hit Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. The image is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, and it looks fantastic. Colors are evenly balanced, skin tones are accurate and consistent, and the image is free of any notable digital artifacting. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle is a film that relies heavily on audio gags for a few of its most effective laughs, and the Dolby Digital 5.1 audio mix carries these off without a hitch as well. Dialogue and music are evenly mixed, while directional and other special effects are used sparingly and effectively. When you're finished enjoying the feature, the laughs keep on rolling with a wealth of memorable bonus materials. Sporting no less than three audio commentary tracks, the one offering director Danny Leiner and stars John Cho and Kal Penn stands out as the most entertaining, offering a laid-back recollection of the production with numerous amusing anecdotes and behind-the-scenes jokes. While it's also somewhat fun to hear writers John Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg talk about their inspiration for the film and chat with the real-life inspiration for the character of Harold, the third audio commentary by "Extreme Sports Punk #1" Dan Bochart will likely have viewers scrambling for the remote. A "Backseat" interview with Cho and Penn offers a fun look at the young duo's carefree, offscreen interaction, and their ease with one another obviously contributed to their believable onscreen rapport. "Drive Through Bites" offers brief interviews with some of the secondary characters in the film, and while a variety of deleted scenes offer a chuckle or two, it's the unforgettable and outrageous outtakes montage that will really have viewers doubled over with laughter. Nothing is off-limits here, and the viewer will likely have as much fun watching these scenes as the actors did filming them. Viewers with access to a personal computer will be able to continue the fun online while accessing materials exclusive to the web, making this disc a no-brainer for lovers of silly, no-holds-barred stoner comedies.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features

    • Unrated version of the film
    • Deleted scenes & extreme outtakes
    • "The Art of the Fart" sound featurette
    • "Back Seat Interview" with John Cho and Kal Penn
    • Extreme actor & filmmaker commentaries
    • Music video
    • DVD-ROM contents: Script-to-screen with storyboard and more


    Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
    Directed by Danny Leiner, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle follows the life-changing (and mind-altering) journey of Korean-American investment banker Harold (John Cho) and Indian-American medical-school candidate Kumar (Kal Penn). Both underdogs, Harold and Kumar decide to spend what would have been an otherwise uneventful Friday night satisfying an oddly intense urge for White Castle hamburgers. However, finding a White Castle proves a highly difficult task, and the two friends wind up on an epic road trip of deep thoughts, deeper inhaling, and enough half-baked, politically incorrect philosophizing to outweigh a White Castle value meal. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • John Cho
      John Cho - Harold
    • Kal Penn
      Kal Penn - Kumar
    • Neil Patrick Harris
      Neil Patrick Harris - Himself
    • David Krumholtz
      David Krumholtz - Goldstein
    • Eddie Kaye Thomas
      Eddie Kaye Thomas - Rosenberg

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