Ali G Indahouse

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Overview

Ethnically indistinct and intellectually underwhelming hip-hopper Ali G (created and played by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen) stumbled into British politics in this comedy, which gets some extra bling for its release on DVD. Ali G Indahouse has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic play on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The dialogue is in English with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, ...
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Overview

Ethnically indistinct and intellectually underwhelming hip-hopper Ali G (created and played by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen) stumbled into British politics in this comedy, which gets some extra bling for its release on DVD. Ali G Indahouse has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic play on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1. The dialogue is in English with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese. Bonus materials include a commentary track from Cohen performed in character as Ali G, a short feature on the making of the movie, a collection of outtakes and deleted scenes, a gallery of production stills, the original trailer, and a guide to recreating Ali G's distinctive (and often baffling) speech patterns.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Side-splitting commentary from Ali G; Hysterical deleted scenes and outtakes too wild to show in the theatres; Go behind the scenes with Ali G; Learn to talk like Ali G; Photos from the shoot; Trailers
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Four years before Borat made Sacha Baron Cohen a household name, the creator of Da Ali G Show took an altogether different approach to bringing his characters to the big screen. Ali G Indahouse transplants its titular faux-B-boy protagonist from the mockumentary world of the television show into a jokey plot that veers from the London suburbs to the House of Commons. The result is closer to a joke-a-minute Leslie Nielsen outing than to the high-concept guerilla theater of Borat. But for those willing to accept the limitations of the genre, Ali G Indahouse is a perfectly enjoyable stoner comedy. The script is at its best when it's deconstructing the character of Ali G, a middle-class wannabe who wears hip-hop affectations like mix-and-match Garanimals. The opening scene -- a ridiculously over-the-top gangsta dream sequence featuring the most memorable prosthetic genitals this side of Boogie Nights -- earns enough comedy goodwill for audiences to forgive the fussy plot mechanics that sometimes slow down the rest of the picture. Then again, even the script's conventional elements generate considerable laughs. Throwaway bits of dialogue add fresh surprises to repeat viewings, while crass sight gags anticipate the most gross-out moments of Borat. Viewed on its own terms, rather than through the lens of its successor's success, it's hard not to like this low-key grab-bag of gags.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/2004
  • UPC: 025192198229
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 53,802

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sacha Baron Cohen Ali G, Borat
Michael Gambon Prime Minister
Charles Dance Carlton, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Martin Freeman Ricky C
Kellie Bright Mejulie
Rhona Mitra Kate
Barbara New
Emilio Rivera
Manny Perez Gangster
Jonathan Aris Reporter
John Scott Martin
Technical Credits
Mark Mylod Director
Tim Bevan Producer
Jon Billington Production Designer
Anni Buchanan Makeup
Sacha Baron Cohen Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Eric Fellner Producer
William Green Producer
Annie Hardinge Costumes/Costume Designer
Grenville Horner Production Designer
Paul Knight Editor
Dan Mazer Producer, Screenwriter
Ashley Rowe Cinematographer
Natascha Wharton Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [4:44]
3. Chapter 3 [1:11]
4. Chapter 4 [4:34]
5. Chapter 5 [3:07]
6. Chapter 6 [:50]
7. Chapter 7 [:38]
8. Chapter 8 [1:53]
9. Chapter 9 [7:38]
10. Chapter 10 [5:54]
11. Chapter 11 [1:19]
12. Chapter 12 [4:23]
13. Chapter 13 [3:12]
14. Chapter 14 [2:55]
15. Chapter 15 [8:11]
16. Chapter 16 [5:02]
17. Chapter 17 [1:15]
18. Chapter 18 [3:30]
19. Chapter 19 [1:21]
20. Chapter 20 [2:35]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scenes
   Bonus
      Audio Commentary
         Audio Commentary: On
         Audio Commentary: Off
      Deleted Scenes
      Video Diary
      Talking The Talk
      Photo Gallery
      Trailer
      Teaser Trailer - Ali
      Teaser Trailer - Tupac
   Subtitles
      English
      Português
      Español
      Japanese
      Korean
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So glad its now available in the US

    Found this video, viewed it and wow... Politically correct NOPE, Intellectually stimulating NOPE, Make you laugh ABSOLUTELY... Until I came across this movie had no idea who this guy was, now me is da biggasst fan ov me boi wit da glasses. Seriously this is a movie that is worth the money, will be a classic. Favorite scenes Intro 'the Debate' league of women voters' It's not a political movie, just a funny movie that has politics in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Booyakasha

    Dis movie be da shisnit. Ali G de funniest man alive. Defenatly get dis movie. Peace, Respect.

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