Super Size Me DVD Review
PictureConsidering the handheld nature of this documentary, Supersize Me isn't bad. The contrasts are poor and there isn't too much detail on show, but that doesn't detract from the subject matter. In fact if anything, Super Size Me feels more real, more raw and on the edge because of the substandard picture.
SoundAverage at best, and on at least one DVD deck the sound was at least ¼ of a second behind the picture. Sound on documentaries just needs to be clear and uncluttered and that is what Super Size Me gives. There isn't too much else to say, really.
ExtrasThe most surprising omission from the movie was that there was no interview with Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation. The DVD release rectifies this by having an exhaustive interview with the man, conducted by Spurlock. Both men seem to be hugely opinionated by the fast food industry. Schlosser seems to have a near encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject, himself not eating processed food, not his family (unless it is in “bolog-nays-aye” sauce, that is).
VerdictIf you are even remotely interested in food, or eat more than two McDonalds meals a week, this movie is for you. If not, then you should still watch it, if only to see what you are missing.
Suggested retail price when reviewed: £24.99
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