Mystery Men [DVD] [1999]

In Universal's Mystery Men, a motley group of "superheroes" battle evil, and the real mystery is what, if any, special abilities these guys and girls possess. But there is no mystery surrounding the enjoyment-enhancing abilities of the feature-filled DVD of the film. The movie contains an all-star cast, including Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Janeane Garofalo, Hank Azaria, and Geoffrey Rush. The DVD, which presents the movie in a widescreen format in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound, contains an all-star list of special features. These include commentary by director Kinka Usher, who seems most delighted at having directed this movie, a feature about locations, deleted scenes, and musical highlights. There are also production notes, special DVD-ROM features, and an explanation of the Mystery Men comic book characters. The only mystery with this DVD is how many different ways a viewer can delight in its special features.
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Special Features

  • Spotlight on location
  • Feature commentary with director Kinka Usher
  • Deleted scenes
  • Universal soundtrack presentation
  • Music highlights
  • Origin of the "Mystery Men" comic book characters
  • Production notes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • DVD-ROM features

Synopsis

Mystery Men
Can seven not-so-superheroes save a city of the future? Based on the comic book series created by Bob Burden, Mystery Men is set in the teeming metropolis of Champion City, where noble superhero Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) keeps the peace and sees that justice is done. When Captain Amazing mysteriously disappears, his archenemy Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) sees his opportunity to seize power and bend the city to his evil will, with his associate Dr. Annabel Leek (Lena Olin) at his side. However, Casanova will not succeed without a fight, as the The Mystery Men leap into action. The Mystery Men are not your ordinary Men of Steel; in fact, they're barely superheroes at all. Mr. Furious (Ben Stiller) has one gift: throwing tantrums. Blue Raja (Hank Azaria) is a deadly hand with spoons and forks (but not knives). Shoveler (William H. Macy) can dig with superior speed and force. The Bowler (Janeane Garafalo) rolls the ball with superhuman precision. Spleen (Paul Reubens) has a gaseous problem that he's turned into a weapon against evildoers. Invisible Boy (Kel Mitchell) is convinced he can become invisible at will, but he hasn't actually done it yet. And The Sphinx (Wes Studi) does have an unusual power: he can cut metal objects with his mind. Aided by addled gadget master Dr. Heller (Tom Waits), the Mystery Men make their move against Casanova and Annabel, who feel just threatened enough to make things personal by kidnapping Mr. Furious' girlfriend Monica (Claire Forlani). Mystery Men marked the feature directorial debut of Kinka Usher, who previously directed such ads as the Taco Bell talking chihuahua and the Dairy Association's "Got Milk?" ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Ben Stiller
    Ben Stiller - Mr. Furious
  • Hank Azaria
    Hank Azaria - Blue Raja
  • William H. Macy
    William H. Macy - Shoveler
  • Paul Reubens
    Paul Reubens - Spleen
  • Janeane Garofalo
    Janeane Garofalo - The Bowler

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