Shop now Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Voyage Shop Now Shop now
Customer Review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty Superhero Musical Saves the Day, 6 May 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Dr Horrible's Singalong Blog [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
When the Writer's Guild of America went on strike over pay issues in 2008, Joss Whedon called together his closest TV writer-buddies
and wrote, funded and directed this short comedy-musical completely independently, to prove their worth to the TV execs. There were
no teams of technical geniuses on hand to polish up the film with CGI. No lush sets. Nobody to fetch their coffees for them. No... no,
actually, that's all this film lacks. One set even looks impressive.

It's got great gags that are still funny five viewings later, it's got catchy songs that are written by talented songwriters, and it's
got some big stars including Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly), Felicia Day (The Guild,
Eureka) and Simon Helberg (Big Bang Theory.)

Best of all, it's a traditional three-act play with a very modern twist. Neil Patrick Harris is Dr. Horrible, a would-be supervillian
who dreams of earning a place in the Evil League of Evil, and winning the love of the girl he sees every week at the laundromat. He has
to show his crush how sweet he is and show the League how evil he is, while keeping his online followers up to date on his antics - yes,
the story is framed in the episodes of Dr. Horrible's video-blog.

If you're looking for explosions and lasers galore, you might be looking in the wrong place. Where this film shines is in the quality of
the script, and the songs. It's probably to its benefit that the film had a tiny budget, and an even tinier running time (42 minutes),
because every line of dialogue is a treasure.

The extras are well worth the money too. Also on the DVD is a making-of featurette, a director's commentary, and something entirely
new - Commentary: The Musical, a musical director's commentary comprised of songs sung by the actors and writers about the film,
the process behind it, and the fun they all had making it. (This musical is probably better, too!)

Not only is it a great story, but the soundtrack WILL get you singing-along, and it's a little piece of television history -
how many independent films made for the internet have won an Emmy?
It's not horrible - it's a brief but dazzling piece of musical comedy not unlike Avenue Q, Family Guy or maybe even Glee.
Just buy it.

Note: Although the DVD comes from America, it is region free, meaning you can play it on any DVD player. It's well worth the wait as
it ships across the pond!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details