The Dukes Of Hazzard: Unseen [HD DVD]
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Action comedy based on the hit television series that ran from 1979-85. Set in present day, the film follows the adventures of 'good old boy' cousins Bo (Seann William Scott) and Luke (Johnny Knoxville) Duke, who with the help of their eye-catching cousin Daisy (Jessica Simpson) and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson), try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds). Their efforts constantly find the 'Duke Boys' eluding authorities in 'The General Lee', their famed 1969 orange Dodge Charger that keeps them one step ahead of the dimwitted antics of the small southern town's Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane (M.C. Gainey).
The teaming of Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott as well as the presence of the '70s-flavored car chases that were a specialty of the TV series guarantees that The Dukes of Hazzard will be even more lowbrow than the show that inspired it.
However, this brain-damaging comedy is more "rehash" than "remake," as good ol' Georgiaboys Luke Duke and his cousin Bo are frequently upstaged by the General Lee, the Confederate-flagged '69 Charger that they drive, jump, race, and fly in as they smuggle moonshine for their Uncle Jesse, played by Willie Nelson.
Meanwhile, cousin Daisy Duke--Jessica Simpson--is reliably available to model her short-shorts and awesome figure, while corrupt honcho Boss Hogg--Burt Reynolds, who should know better--recruits a local NASCAR star to advance his wily scheme of converting Hazzard County into a strip mine.
Director Jay Chandrasekhar, previously behind Super Troopers manages to mine some good-natured humour from the movie's oval-track detour and a few colorful supporting players. Otherwise, consider yourself warned: The Dukes of Hazzard is shameless Hollywood product at its most forgettable, trafficking in shameless white, rural Southern stereotypes. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to the DVD edition.See all Product Description
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Highly recommended overall but for all you fans out there, if you really want to be picky & make comparisons with the TV show I would say that:
1. There is a bit of swearing - eg: Uncle Jesse swears in one scene - something that would NEVER EVER happen in the show.
2. Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane is the disappointing character and brings none of the humour to the movie that James Best did in the show.
3. There is a lack of the family values that was evident in the show - in the movie Uncle Jesse is as much a lawbreaker as his nephews.
Although it has a cliche structure, you manage to not see it through the humour and the chaos the film has.
I found the funniest bit when they're pretending to be Japanese scientists when they had to find out about the coal.
Overall a good film, and i'd recommend you watch it! :)
Basically the Duke Bros stumble across a lot of trouble as always as they discover Boss Hoggs plans for Hazzard County. Cue cars chases, huge jumps, big western style bar brawls and the sexy Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke trying to get the Dukes out of trouble by wearing as little as possible. Sean Scott is perfectly cast as one of the crazy Duke Bros. The real star though is the The General Lee, Dodge '69 Charger, as it is put through its paces in all types of stunts. This isn't quite the family fun action of the TV series as this seems to be aimed at the 15-30 male, there are a few topless girls in a scene and a lot of innuendo, weed jokes as well. Overall if you don't compare it to the TV show and see it as a fun, action comedy you will enjoy it!
There are quite a few extras but nothing that in-depth. A feature on how short they can make Jessica Simpsons shorts! About 25mins of deleted scenes. Unseen deleted scenes, in other words the rude or naughty stuff. A blooper reel and unseen blooper reel. A feature on the stunts and car stunts from the film. A few behind the scenes snippets and Jessica Simpsons sexy music video "These boots are made for walking". Overall a good fun film with plenty of action. 7/10
If you like comedy films and you are a fan of Seann William Scott's movies then you will enjoy this. It has some great moments and I thought it was extremely funny as well as action packed.
I recommend to the fans of the series that you just take the film as it is. It's a modern take on an old story, they are not aiming to surpass it and they could never equal it in the eyes of the fans. Watch this movie with no prior expectations and you will love it. There was no way that a modern film could live up to the series.
If you like comedy films then I suggest you add this to your collection as it's funny and action packed. The soundtrack is also brilliant.
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