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Vulgar [Rated] [DVD] [2002]

  • SKU: 4771651
  • Release Date: 09/03/2002
  • Rating: R
Bryan Johnson's disturbing Vulgar comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include deleted scenes, trailers, a still photo gallery, and a documentary titled "Judge Not...In Defense of Dogma." This disc contains the R-rated cut of the film, the unrated edition is also available on DVD.

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    Special Features

    • 16x9 widescreen
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital
    • Dogma documentary
    • Trailer
    • Deleted scenes
    • Stills
    • Interactive menus
    • Scene access
    • English & Spanish subtitles
    • Closed Captioned


    Kevin Smith co-produced this bizarre (and sometimes very dark) comedy from his high school friend and occasional acting colleague Bryan Johnson. Will Carlson (Brian O'Halloran) is a second-rate children's entertainer who barely scrapes out a living appearing as Flappy the Clown at children's parties. Determined to make a living and support his harridan mother through clowning, Will gets the idea to change his act, and starts hiring himself out as Vulgar the Clown, a cross-dressing gagman who performs at adults-only functions. Vulgar's debut performance, however, proves worse than disastrous; hired to appear at a bachelor party, Vulgar is gang-raped by three subnormal rednecks who were expecting something quite a bit different. Will's life seems to have hit rock bottom when he stumbles into the middle of a police standoff with a deranged father holding his children hostage. Will, in full Flappy the Clown regalia, accidentally saves the day, and soon the story of the heroic clown is all over the local media. A television producer gets the idea of building a children's television show around Flappy, and it looks like Will may have finally hit the big time. But just when things begin to look up, Will is informed that someone videotaped him being raped at the bachelor party, and a blackmailer threatens to release the tape and destroy his new career if Will doesn't pay up. Vulgar features supporting performances from several members of Kevin Smith's stock company and production team, including Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier, and Smith himself. The film underwent several attempts to secure an "R" rating from the MPAA. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Brian O'Halloran
      Brian O'Halloran - Will Carlson/Flappy the Clown/Vulgar the Clown
    • Kevin Smith
      Kevin Smith - Martan Ingram
    • Ethan Suplee
      Ethan Suplee - Frankie Fanelli
    • Bryan Johnson
      Bryan Johnson
    • Scott Mosier
      Scott Mosier - Scotty

    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Clown get even!

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      a great movie for Halloween that is getting harder to find

      I would recommend this to a friend

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