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Super Size Me [DVD] [2004]

Morgan Spurlock , Daryl Isaacs , Morgan Spurlock    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh, Amanda Kearsan
  • Directors: Morgan Spurlock
  • Writers: Morgan Spurlock
  • Producers: Morgan Spurlock, David Pederson, Heather Winters, Joe Morley
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Tartan
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Jan 2005
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00067ISBA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,799 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Fans of Morgan Spurlock's engaging documentary Super Size Me won't want to miss almost an hour of extra footage on the DVD. Best of all is a 25-minute one-on-one interview with Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, but other interesting moments are a chat with a couple who collects McDonald's memorabilia; an analysis of a supermarket's layout; further conversation with Big Mac fan Eric Gorske and his wife; a look at the deep-fried Twinkie; and a disgusting but funny piece on how McDonald's food rots (or doesn't). Spurlock also provides a commentary track along with his girlfriend Alex Jamieson (you know, the vegan chef) in which they discuss why he included certain scenes, how many times he ate McDonald's salads, and his recommendations for books to read and action to take. And because he and Jamieson received so many inquiries about the "last supper" he ate on film before embarking on his special diet, an insert contains the recipes, including the highly sought-after tofu and vegetable phyllo tart. --David Horiuchi

Product Description

Morgan Spurlock's award-winning documentary poses a simple question: why is America so fat? Spurlock sets out to interview experts in 20 US cities, including Houston, the 'fattest city in America', while at the same time conducting his own experiment: to eat nothing but McDonalds for 30 days straight. The results shocked even the doctors who were monitoring him - not to mention his vegan chef girlfriend, Alexandra.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars McFat can lead to McDeath 5 July 2005
Format:DVD
Morgan Spurlock came up with a terrific idea with this documentary of using himself as a guinea pig, even if it meant temporarily endangering his health and suffering some indigestion. Under medical supervision, he went to 20 cities and only ate at McDonald's, eating everything on the menu at least once for 30 days. Spurlock certainly has done a service in a cause I believe in, to educate people in nutrition and the dangers of digging one's grave with fast food container. Above his message of dietary abuse, Spurlock is also an excellent filmmaker, and deftly balances facts, interviews, and the progress of his personal foray into the world of greasy, sugary junk food, often with a good slice of humor. Yes, it is manipulated in parts, but there is so much information in the film for those who eat in McDonald's or any of their competitors to learn, that a little embellishment is forgivable.
What puzzles me, is where have our taste buds gone? I remember many years ago attempting to eat a Big Mac, and having to spit it out. Much of the attraction is the "idea" of McDonald's...Ronald the clown, the toys, the packaging, as well as an addictive x factor to the food, and the film clearly points all this out. Among the DVD extras not to be missed is the long interview with Eric Schlossen, author of "Fast Food Nation," and the short segment on how Spurlock's garbage increased along with his waistline. Good cinematography by Scott Ambrozy and top notch editing add to the enjoyment of this award winning documentary, which has a running time of 100 minutes.
I live across the street from a high school, and see the future of America waddle in and out.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Super Size Me 17 Jan 2006
Format:DVD
A thoroughly entertaining, thoughtful, gut-wrenching, informative and well-presented documentary. Always funny while presenting serious dietary information and global consumer fare in an impactive and min-boggling way. I found this well made, contemplative, unassuming and yet tightly produced. The frightening results are quite literally dreadful and disturbing and anyone contemplating a fast food diet needs to see this first.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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This is absolutely fantastic. My whole family have never eaten there since we watched the results on Morgan. People will try and defend it by saying but you shouldn't eat it 3 times a day. McDonalds said you could! Untill they were being sued by people, then it quickly changed to everyone knows the effects of our food and how often you should eat it.
They also said you'd be able to find the calorie/carb/sugar content in your local McDonalds. When Morgan and his team looked for this information they found it hidden, in the basement and only one place showed it was clearly there for the consumer.
The extras you dont see in the original are shocking as well.
Looking at how long it takes for the burger/chips/mcchicken etc.. to break down. It makes you wonder how long it stays and what it is doing in your stomach!
I think this has had a huge effect on McDonalds. I'm seeing people in my city dressed up as Ronald McDonald, people in the city with pointing signs to McDonalds showing very good offers and more advertising for them. An interesting thing to note is that they've now done away with their SUPERSIZE options. I wonder why?
Whatever they do it wont change a thing though! Even introducing salads - which by the way have sugar in them. Its totally changed my mind on their food. And I'll never be eating there again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy Eating Promo 9 Feb 2005
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Format:DVD
Excellent & informative. This should be shown in schools to educate children about the harmful effects of eating junk.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Size Me 8 Feb 2005
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Format:DVD
This film is a must for all are unaware of the evils of fast food. In a documentary style this film brings home just how bad Mcdonalds food actually is and how the company carries on it's fine tradition of snaring children at an early age.
I haven't eaten a Mcdonalds since watching this film and i doubt anyone elase will.
A must see
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars finger-lickin' frightening 20 Jan 2005
Format:DVD
As a keen fast food lover myself this dvd made me feel physically sick, especially the extra footage of the fries. Macdonalds fries did not decompose or gather mould at all, not even after 10 weeks or standing. Imagine what they are doing in your body!
Its not only a great watch for the health conscious, but for those dieting and losing motivation, watch this! you will never fun so fast on that treadmil or eat so much salad! It has certainly turned my views around.
I found this dvd entertaining, shocking, frightening, disgusting and funny. What more could anyone ask for? But I will warn you, it made me very very hungry!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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What makes "Super Size Me" worthy of it's undoubted five star rating is that, on each viewing, you come away with something different to think about. I have arrived at this review having watched the documentary for a second time. The first time I watched it, about a year ago on "More 4", I came away genuinely shocked at what I saw. I think I spent a week afterwards tugging on the arms of my friends and colleagues constantly asking "Did you know that McDonalds...?" (though admittedly this initial enthusiasm faded away - long live the kebab!). Having watched this film again a week ago, and with the anticipation diminishing the "shock-factor", I was suprised at how intellectual and thought-provoking the film actually is. Along with the harrowing visuals that are contained within this documentary, Spurlock is also capable of putting his point across by raising some very important rhetorical questions: where does personal responsibility stop, and corporate responsibility begin? When will it be appropriate to heckle at fat people in the street in the same way that smokers are heckled? How can people exercise personal responsibility without having all of the relevant information to hand? To what extent can children make the right choice? To what extent should children be given responsibility over their own diet? Is parental education the key? Why isn't Physical Education compulsary in America? Is it better to be the fattest nation in the world or the stupidest - why is recess being scrapped for additional classes? What are the moral implications of eating McDonalds everyday? Why is more emphasis being put on losing weight than staying healthy in the first place? Is this because the damage has already been done?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Food Baby!!
Love McDonalds, I eat junk food all day, and McDonalds at least eight times a week, I hate cooking and shopping so fast food is the only option and the right option, who the f***... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Shirley
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and eye opening
After reading through the 'one star' reviews about this documentary, I found myself extremely confused and annoyed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jessica Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars healthy food
My students from the cooking department are shocked every year I show a new lot this DVD and have them do the exercises and make them keep a food diary for a week
Published 3 months ago by Corry Joldersma
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Love love love this movie, really great. Wish everyone could be forced to watch it to be honest! thank you!
Published 9 months ago by HappyBuyer24
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic and funny
I used for my lessons and the students loved it! Very informative and funny!
this was in the context of nutrition unit, part of their course.
Published 16 months ago by MV
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and certainly informative
It has some slow bits, but all in al is a great documentary! Fun and informative. I used with my classes and my students' response was very positive.
Published 17 months ago by Happy Teacher
4.0 out of 5 stars Careful What You Put In Your Mouth
Great documentary about how eating McDonalds all day every day for one month turned Morgan Freeman white. A must see for any fast food junkie.
Published 17 months ago by MikeyP
5.0 out of 5 stars A great documentary
A great documentary which is showing the dangers of fast-food. You might not eat junk food with the same pleasure after watching it!
Published 18 months ago by laetitia sagoo
5.0 out of 5 stars a very funny inspiring and very factual movie
I give it a 5 star because the person in the film who volunteered to go on this sort of diet was very brave if not a bit foolhardy, as he had physiological measurements taken... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Gemma pc
1.0 out of 5 stars A UK perspective rationale ignorant to the truth made by liberals on...
What a load of BS this film is that UK types like Joe de berker stroke before he was 30 can look at and try feel better about the country he is stuck in . Read more
Published 22 months ago by davidinator
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