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
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.