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Gods Must Be Crazy 1 & 2 [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]


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  • Actors: N!xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros, Nadies
  • Directors: Jamie Uys
  • Writers: Jamie Uys
  • Producers: Jamie Uys, Boet Troskie
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Feb 2004
  • Run Time: 205 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JKU7
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 182,803 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By J. Pyant on 25 Aug 2005
Format: DVD
I have only recently seen this film, yet it has quickly become one of my favourites. The fact that it features a real-life Bushman is one of the reasons why the film effortlessly weaves comedy into the documentry style in which it is presented. Although in many places you will find yourself on the floor with laughter, the film is far from lacking in eye-opening scenes which really do provoke deep thoughts about the way we live our lives in the industrial world. Using the documentry style, which acts as a window into the mind of the Bushman, the audience is taken into a new world and a new way of thinking, which comically questions how advanced our civilisation actually is. A masterpiece.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G. Peacock on 21 Dec 2006
Format: DVD
Oh my Gods.....What can I say about The Gods Must Be Crazy? It is an hilarious film that starts off with an excellent documentary style opening which I think works really well and adds a degree of cheesy humour. The first half of the film is brilliant with many humourous moments that have you reaching for the rewind button to see them again.

The second half loses its way a little but still contains some classic moments.

This movie is worth seeing just for the Landrover scenes...pure genius. I forget how many times I have rewatched these scenes but when i am feeling low I reach for the remote and laugh myself into a dribbling mess. I really really want an old tempremental Landrover for me to kick and shout at.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Adrian on 11 Mar 2006
Format: DVD
I used to rent this as a video on a regular basis years ago - and will now buy it on DVD so that my son can enjoy it too.
Sorry to say that the heartfelt cry of "Long Live N!xau!" is both ironic and tragic, since he died in 2003. (by the way ! is pronounced with a click of the tongue. He was also known as Gcao)
This low budget film made in Botswana makes a sudden switch of style partway through, which is off putting on the first viewing (I always wanted the original style to return as I watched). It also splits into two stories at about this point.
As well as N!xau, look out for the other star of the film, the Landrover or was it a Jeep?
I too cannot recommend it enough, if only for the simple joy of laughter.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. H. Street on 24 Aug 2006
Format: DVD
I just love this film, and the highest praise I can give it is that I cry laughing whenever I watch it. If you want guaranteed laughs, it comes highly recommended.

I'm also very impressed by some of the points made by the bushmen about how we Westeners refuse to adapt to our environment, but instead adapt it to suit us. Great stories, funny actors, complely harmless and compelling fun.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By L. C. Raubenheimer on 21 Jun 2006
Format: DVD
The Gods Must Be Crazy is a great film. Although on the surface it might appear crude in style and technically flawed, none of this matters since the superb humour hides the technicalities of the film, and you cannot help laughing. The introduction is a masterpiece. The comparison between the bushmen and life in a South African city is startling, and very funny. One of my favourite lines is the woman in the lunchroom asking, 'Does the noise in my head bother you?'

The plot is quite amusing as well. The bushman are amazed when a very useful tool fell from the sky. In fact, it was a coke bottle dropped from an aeroplane. They find the bottle very useful, but it causes trouble as well. They have always had enough of everything in nature to go around, but here is a thing which there is only one of. It causes fights etc. and the bushman try to give it back to the Gods. They send Xi to the edge of the world to throw the 'evil thing' off the earth. Along his way Xi comes across a bumbling ecologist, a pretty school teacher, and a bunch of terrorists. The second half of the film is less focused than the first half, but it is just as funny. The scenes with the Land Rover are very good indeed.

'The Gods Must be Crazy 2' is slightly less inspired than the original but is very funny as well. This time Xi's children are lost when they get taken away on the truck of an elephant poacher. Xi goes to find them, and once again comes across terrorists, and also elephant poachers, a Lawyer and another ecologist who are lost in the Kalahari when their microlight aircraft is lost in a storm. The characters are not quite as good as their counterparts from the first film, but film is techinically a bit better.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. Ferraz on 6 Jun 2005
Format: DVD
I first saw this film many years ago and had wanted to see it again and watch it with my children.
This is a good old fashioned family film where the baddies are made to look ridiculous and we get to have a look at our hectic lifestyle and laugh at ourselves.
The documentary style is off putting for the first 3 minutes and then the characters in the film have you hooked.
Each time we see it we find something new and amusing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By nmollo VINE VOICE on 13 Feb 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
“The Gods Must Be Crazy” must be bought on DVD. The two Disc set. Not so much for the feature itself, but for the documentary that follows. It is a look at the life of the Bushman/Actor called N!xau after the International success of the movie.
This is a fabulous documentary which gives us a look at success that is completely alien, yet haunting and fascinating compared with any Hollywood fair. When N!xau explains the film to children at a local school, the results are heart warming.
The lack of English subtitles (All other languages are covered) did not hinder as Spanish was available.
I cannot recommend it enough. Long Live N!xau!
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