The 8 minutes Gag Reel is not quite as engaging as it should have been, just the standard offering of line fluffs and spontaneous laughter. The Madness of Ken Jeong is far better, giving us 8 minutes of non-stop extended sequences and alternate versions of the scenes featuring this hilarious little man, who must have been improvising the hell out of some of these scenes. Well worth checking out.
Map of Destruction is a bit of a gimmick extra, allowing you to follow the path of destruction taking by the group. Those slightly more familiar with Vegas will probably find this marginally more interesting. More Pictures from the Missing Camera does what it says on the tin, giving us a lot more photos from the crazy exploits that we never really got to see. Worth running through once.
Most of the rest of the extra features are far too brief. Action Mash-Up is a ludicrously short minute-long offering that just provides a montage of some of the more action-packed moments. Three Best Friends Song provides us with the full, minute-long version of this Zach Galifianakis-sung tragically funny track. The Dan Band has an extra track from the aforementioned band from Old School and Starsky & Hutch, giving us a longer version of their hilarious take on Fame.
The Hangover is a breath of fresh air in a year of lacklustre and disappointing comedies, brash but vapid blockbusters and solid reworkings. It gives fans what they may have felt was lacking in the unexpectedly cold Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow entry Funny People, and guys in particular will probably associate with the whole road-trip-to-Vegas-for-a-stag-do recipe for disaster. The fairly unknown cast bring us some new characters to love/hate and the surprises and gags in store with this trio are particularly engaging on first viewing. On US Region Free Blu-ray the movie comes with surprisingly good video and decent if unexceptional audio, together with a bunch of solid if insubstantial extras. Fans will seriously be tempted to add this to their collection and it would be highly recommended for newcomers to at least rent this gem. I'm sure it may not be to everybody's tastes, but it's your best shot at a good laugh this year.
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