Genius 'easter egg' on Usual Suspects SE

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  1. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

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    I don't like easter eggs on DVD much, they kind of bug me, but damn it Suspects has a couple of great ones that are, in fairness, very easy to find. One is a great interview with John Ottman, the OTHER though...
    The second is a series of bloopers and outtakes from the new interviews recorded for the DVD. The last of these in the montage is one with Singer in which he casually chats with the interviewer, joking about multiple versions of the same movie on DVD, the frustration of the demand for other versions of X-Men on DVD, and how he too thought the Jaws DVD sucked for not including the full documentary from the laserdisc.
    The comments on the Jaws laserdisc make this egg an absolute gem (for folk like us anyway), because Singer and the interviewer proceed to just chat and joke about how great that supplement was. It's just two geniue film, Laserdisc and DVD fans laughing about the things they love.
    Dan
    PS: Up on the main menu, then 'Quartet,' 'Guatemala,' the big woman and then finally the shards of the coffee mug. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

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    The eggs are on side b of the disc I should add. I'm not aware of others though there very well could be more, I have tried messing about on the sub-menus but it's gained no results.

    Dan
     
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    Wow, sounds cool. It's always neat to hear film talent discussing their thoughts about the DVD/home video medium. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Cinematographer
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    I suck at finding easter eggs, and I had no trouble

    finding these..

    I agree, that Singer's comments about the "whoring"

    of DVD product...are so funny, and really show a director

    who is in tune with his fanbase, and understands the

    frustrations of the DVD consumer.

    He didn't want to do this DVD unless it was going to be

    worth the repurchase...and his comments

    re:Jaws DVD not containing that full 2 hour documentary cracked me up!

    Apparently he is such a big fan of that film that

    his production company, "Bad Hat Harry," is taken from

    that line in Jaws right after that islander gives Roy

    some crap about his fear of the water.

    Singer, Nolan, and Soderbourgh are the young directors

    I am the most excited about.

    Mark
     
  5. josh4040

    josh4040 Second Unit

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    I found the easter egg but when I clicked on any of the three icons nothing happened [​IMG] I was on my dvd rom maybe I will try it on my regular dvd player tonight...
     
  6. Jay Rodriguez

    Jay Rodriguez Stunt Coordinator

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    Josh,

    You have to hit the icons in the order that they were in the movie. They were:

    quartet, guatemala, orca fat, mug
     
  7. Greg_Y

    Greg_Y Screenwriter

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    If you're doing it on a DVD-Rom drive, you have to do it right the first time, or you need to exit back out and then try again. I was able to access the easter eggs with PowerDVD.
     

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