Next up we get a selection of Deleted Scenes, entitled Dead Boys, Jennifer Check is Gross, Needy Confronts Jennifer, Who's Cindy Crawford?, Needy faces the Band and Ass, Gas or Grass. It's fourteen minutes' of extra footage, but there is really nothing special here, most of it amounting to extended scenes, as well as a couple of all-new sequences. The Needy Confronts Jennifer segment in the shower room has some interesting dialogue on offer and could have thus been left in, but the rest is all basically watch-once stuff. The 5 minute Gag Reel is not particularly funny, just the cast members laughing at their own jokes.
Jennifer's Body: The Dead Pool is fourteen minute long Making-Of Documentary that features insightful comments from the main cast and crew looking at the messages and undercurrents throughout the production. Diablo Cody, Megan Fox and the Director are all very honest in their comments, even if their intentions are far more honourable than the end result captures. This is quite a solid Making-Of, eschewing final film footage in favour of some interesting behind the scenes footage, some storyboarding excerpts and the aforementioned soundbites.
We get Video Diaries from Megan Fox and Johnny Simmons, as well as Amanda Seyfried, Diablo Cody herself, and Dan Dubiecki, each just lasting a few minutes, but at least showing the cast and crew in something closer to their natural state. Most of the diaries (and most of the extras) focus on the 'Pool Scene', which allows an interesting backdrop, but these are really very fluffy diaries.
The Megan Fox is HOT segment is a stupid, out of place minute-long promo for all the sexy things Fox does in the movie. Surely this goes against everything the Director and Writer set out to satirise with their production?
Megan 'Peer Pressure' PSA is just forty seconds of Fox providing quite a funny, f-bomb-tastic anti-peer-pressure mock-campaign ad. Far more in-line with the production than the HOT segment.
'Life After Film School' from the Fox Movie Channel features Writer Diablo Cody giving three film students a 26 minute interview and 'class' about filmmaking. Interesting for all those budding filmmakers out there.
Finally we get a Digital Copy of the superior Extended Cut.
Jennifer's Body is far more than what it seems on the face of things - it is more than just another teen horror featuring the gorgeous chica Megan Fox. But with Diablo Cody behind the script, I suspect audience members were hoping for something profoundly insightful, and for those unfamiliar with her work there was probably a hope for just pure entertainment. The end result rides an uncomfortable line between the two, mixing gore and shocks with very black humour, but not succeeding to either scare or enlighten. Still, there is more to this than just teen frivolity, and the film has a very interesting concept, even if it fails to live up to the promising potential this offers. On Blu-ray we get both versions of the movie, both presented with superb video and audio, as well as a bunch of decent HD extras that should please fans. If you liked this movie at the cinema, then this is the release to own, but newcomers should consider it a rental as its strange mix of Peanut Butter and Jam may not be to everybody's tastes.
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