Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay: Unrated 2 Disc Special Edition

DVD Reviews | Aug 3rd, 2008

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Starring Kal Penn, John Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Harris, Rob Corddry, Roger Bart
Written By: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Directed By: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Studio: New Line
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If you thought the first Harold and Kumar movie was funny, wait until you see the sequel! The sequel is just as outrageous as the first movie, and makes you wanting more. I believe there is a third movie in the works so I’m happy about that one, but let’s hope they make it as good as the first two.

The second movie starts off right after Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. Which means, they need to unload on the 30 burgers they just ate if you catch my drift. The dynamic pot duo plan on going to Amsterdam to visit Harold’s new girlfriend Maria. They get through airport security fine, but things don’t go so well on the plane. They are suspected as being terrorists and are immediately sent to Guantanamo Bay by some racist looney leading the Homeland Security team. They somehow escape and head back to the US to get some help from Kumar’s ex-girlfriend’s fiance. The guy is well connected and could get them out of trouble, or so they think. Along the way, they go to a bottomless panties party, they run into an inbred cyclops, a KKK meeting, and an old buddy, Neil Patrick Harris.

The first time I saw this sequel, I didn’t think it was as good as the first movie. After seeing this again, I have to say I found it just as funny as …Go To White Castle. Rob Corddry and the rest of the Government are hilarious, just because of how racist and ignorant they are. It’s comical in the movie but if that was the case in real life, it wouldn’t be funny (obviously). What I like about the Harold and Kumar movies is how outrageous things can get and all the different situations they run into. Having them run in with an inbred cyclops boy and going to a Klan meeting? I’m curious as to what they will go to next. Having Neil Patrick Harris return as himself was great, and glad to see him get more screen time. Don’t worry, he’ll be back next time around (if you watch after the end credits you’ll see he’s not gone). It was nice to see Kumar have a love interest this time around, but still have to admit that part of the movie made me a little bored at times. But as a stoner movie, there’s actually some type of political message here. What that is, I don’t know. I know it’s something! I know that these movies make me laugh out loud and probably one of the funnier recent Non-Apatow movies out there.

The unrated, special edition DVD contains 2 disc. One disc is the movie with commentary, and a way that you can alter the way the movie is planned. Kind of a cool way to watch a movie but annoying at the same time if you ask me. Sort of like a choose your own adventure thing. The second disc is filled with lots of extras including 27 additional scenes cut from the movie. There’s a lot of extra scenes with Rob Corddry’s character and just shows you more of how much of a racist ass he is. There’s a few alternate scenes like when Harold and Kumar leave the inbred family, they actually bring them to the bus station. It wasn’t as funny obviously. Other extras include a featurette, alternate lines and takes of certain scenes, and a funny Bush PSA telling you to go see the movie.

If you liked the first movie, you’ll probably like this sequel. I really liked this movie, even better the second time seeing it. Harold and Kumar movies will be movies I’ll always find funny and will probably watch them all the time on cable as well.

Dude, Change The Movie!
Interactive Feature Puts You in Control of Harold and Kumar’s Trip!
Select From New and Alternate Scenes to Change the Course of the Film! Many Possible Options!
Includes Bonus Digital Copy
This Totall Loaded 2-Disc Edition Contains:
– Commentary with the Directors and the Stars
– Commentary with the Directors, the real “Harold Lee” and the guy who plays George W. Bush
– “The World of Harold and Kumar” Featurette
– 27 Additional Scenes
Bush PSA

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo CC

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color

English, Spanish

Favorite Scenes: Kumar’s sex dream, Rob Corddry’s scenes, the bottomless party, driving in the car with Neil Patrick Harris
Rating: NR
Running Time: 107 minutes
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