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Super Size Me coming to DVD Sept 28th

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  1. Johnny G

    Johnny G Supporting Actor

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    No details yet but I hope everyone goes into the McDonalds that rent DVDs on that day asking to rent it.
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

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    Deleted scenes, commentary with Morgan, interview with Eric Schlosser (accordingt o one of the trade, either Variety or HW Reporter this morning). Indie is getting help from major distributor to get it into Walmarts and whatnot.

    -V
     
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    I still can't wait to see the McDonald's that stock this title, that's just too funny

    Mike
     
  4. Brian Thibodeau

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    I wonder if McDonald's will try to keep it out of Wal-mart's that have their outlets inside. Not sure about the U.S., but quite a few Wal-marts in Canada (including the one down the street from my place) actually have McDonald's right inside.

    Cool news about the Schlosser interview. That's one guy I really wish would make a documentary about Fast Food, or one of the subjects in his new book Reefer Madness; pot, porn or illegal immigrant labour.
     
  5. Johnny G

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    from davisdvd.com

    Morgan Spurlock's much-talked about documentary Super Size Me, in which the filmmaker eats nothing but McDonald's for a month (guess what happens?), will be released on September 28th through specialty distributor Hart Sharp Video. The disc will include an audio commentary track, additional footage and other extras. Retail will be $26.99. And in an unusual move to widen the disc's distribution, Hart Sharp has signed a deal with Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment to deliver the documentary to mass merchants such as Kmart, Target and Wal-Mart.
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    So I guess Wal-Mart will be stocking it and yes, Brian, there are McDonalds in US Wal-Marts!
     
  6. BridgetJZ

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    I don't see why McDonald's wouldn't allow Walmart to sell the DVD -- anyone w/ half a brain would realize that eating excessively causes you to gain weight -- it's not specific to McDonald's, its everything.
     
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    Hah!

    Don't tell that to Morgan Spurlock, who has discovered (!!!) that eating excessively three times a day at McDonalds will make you gain weight and be unhealthy! I mean, really: who would have thought?

    Now, everybody, let's be CLEVER and get this one into McDonald$, Wal-Mart and KKK-Mart so we can be cool and rail against the KKKorporate Machine (I really wish there was an "S" in that one too so I could add an $) that sells FULL$CREEN DVDs!
     
  8. Frank@N

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    Not to nitpick and I haven't seen the film...

    But I don't recall the film clips indicating that he ate 'excessively'.

    He merely ate the food available in the restaurant and attempted to mirror the eating habits of other diners.

    I think the point is that this food isn't very heathy (see current lawsuit regarding fry oil).

    So far McD isn't admitting that eating three meals a day there could kill you, but I think that's what his Doctor tells him.
     
  9. Rob T

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    It's a dumb idea for a documentary.
    anybody that would be so dumb as to eat fast food for 3 meals a day every day deserves to get all messed up.
    I love McDonalds and other fast food places but having it for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday? come on. nobody should be that dumb.
     
  10. Matthew Chmiel

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    You know what? I always like it when people who haven't seen the movie get off by insulting it, because they think they're better than everyone else! Yeehaw! Let's all insult the flick because Morgan Spurlock is a schmuck who ate McDonalds for thirty days straight! HAHAHAHAHA! Yeehaw!

    Now if you people actually saw the film (like myself), the documentary isn't just about Morgan eating McDonalds for three times a day for thirty days straight. The entire "premise" with Morgan eating McDonalds is simply just a gimmick. The film is much more than that. When he's not eating McDonalds, Mr. Spurlock goes into detail about America's obsession with fast food (including how more than half of Americans are overweight and how much power the fast food companies hold).

    One of the film's better segments involves Spurlock detailing children and the food they eat in their school's cafeteria. This segment in the flick also includes one of the film's most hilarious moments involving Morgan and a bunch of school children identifying "popular" figures. Overall, a pretty damn good documentary.

    I will be buying this documentary when it hits DVD. It was highly informative and greatly entertaining. Movie-only or special edition, I had a lot of fun when I saw it in theaters.
     
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    I tell you what, everybody:

    Save your comments about the film itself and post them instead in the official discussion thread in the Movies section; it's still in play and is being watched closely. (And don't mouth off about the film if you haven't seen it — that's the ground rule in the discussion thread.)

    Let's talk about the DVD here. Seriously.
     
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    There was an interesting article in Men's Health magazine last month about this film and it is available online.

    The Director's Story
     
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    [email protected] There's plenty of evidence in the film that he was eating excessively -- in that he was NOT ONLY eating 5,000 + calories a day, but eating to the point where he vomited. One of the conditions of his experiment is that he had to finish everything that he ordered, i don't think that's very true to life.

    Moving back to the DVD -- given that I've already seen the film, I'm not too sure that I'll be checking out the DVD, unless it has a special features on Wesley Willis (that guy rocks). I'm curious to see what sales will look like for this.
     
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    According to DVDFile, "Super Size Me" is being released in 4:3. What's the thought on this. Since it was in theaters it is technically MAR. Was this shot 1.78:1 and therefore will be Pan and Scan on DVD, or was it shot 4:3?
     
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    I guess since it was shot entirely on video, it must've been matted in the theatres. No real loss going back to "full-screen" on this one.
     
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    For whatever reason, I'm really curious about this doc.

    I'll try to see it to.
     
  18. Todd Stout

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    Here is a quote from the Men's Health interview with Morgan Spurlock that I posted a link to earlier:

     
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    So, doesn't that negate his theory??

    The reason why so many people are calling this movie pointless and stupid is because it seems obvious that eating nothing but fast food for 30 days (esp. 5,000 calories of fast food a day) will have a negative effect on his body.

    I think his point would have been much better proved if he was maybe only eating 3,000 calories a day and did the average amount of walking for a new yorker.
     
  20. Brian Thibodeau

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    Did everyone posting here actually read the linked article rather than the quote Todd Stout pulled from it?

    Spurlock writes:


    Key statement here: But look at my symptoms and see if you recognize any small-scale versions of them. Spurlock did to his body in 30 days what many of us have done to our bodies over EIGHT YEARS.

    This was one of the points discussed over in the movies forum, where such discussion belongs, of course.

    I did think of a good way for McDonald's to capitalize on the DVD release, however. Following the example of their Australian branch, which handed out free apples at screenings of this film (why ever would they do that?), they could insert COUPONS for free fruit cups or veggie sides or whatever healthy thing it is they've added to their simplified menu.
     

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