The 2.0 surround, is obviously quite flat in comparison. It too benefits from the music score and this is where the best effects are, the rest of the sound being firmly placed in the front. Tonally this track sounded slightly 'thicker' than the 5.1, I put this down to the separation rather than any processing, it did not detract from the experience in itself but was poor when compared.
Next up there is a commentary from selected members of Waters' tried and tested team. Most of these guys/gals have been working with Waters for years and have a good grasp of the type of work they do. Although there is a fair amount of discussion amongst the group, there are often times of over talking and it was, at times, very difficult to hear what was being said. It did take a fair amount of concentration to get anything out of the chatter, much of which diverges wildly form the film in places and as such I found it rather poor. Imagine trying to listen to a conversation on another table in a busy restaurant might give you a feel as to how difficult it was to listen to this feature at times.
Next up we have the wonderful All the Dirt on A Dirty Shame, an excellent series of interviews with the cast and crew of the film. This feature runs for 82 minutes (nearly as long as the film itself) with everyone and everything being covered; there is always something interesting said. Absolutely no filler material is used to pad the run time, this is cast and crew talking to camera about their entire experience of the film. I cannot stress how refreshing it was to find this, so many times these types of features are nothing more than self congratulatory musings with film inserts, not so here and it was all the better for it. It is chaptered should you wish to jump to a particular section, the play all function lets you watch everything and this is how I would advise it be seen. Much like a film this feature is neatly arranged to form a story, from beginning to end; how, why and what for on A Dirty Shame, an excellent watch.
Next up we have a deleted scene, this is actually shown at the end of the above feature as well and involves Knoxville an animatronic snake protruding from his trousers and, well you can probably guess. Amazingly enough Waters does have limits, the snake was to have a protruding tongue, like a real snake, but this was deemed too much, go figure!
Finally we have the theatrical trailer for the film.
Waters may have become more main stream in the past few years, but he has lost none of his edge. A Dirty Shame is a very funny comedy, with an off beat subject matter and a strong underlying message. As a DVD Entertainment in Video has released a very decent package, the extras list may look light, but with such comprehensive documentary and two commentaries I can think of nothing else you might want, excellent.
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