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Overview

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery features both widescreen and pan-and-scan versions of the film; however, the original theatrical aspect ration of 2.35:1 has been changed by director Jay Roach to a 2:1 aspect ratio, perhaps to better accommodate its widescreen enhancement. The commentary track allows Roach and Mike Myers to tell what is improvised and what is scripted in the film, specifically to point out the different inspirations and homages, and joke around some as well. The deleted scene menu ...
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Overview

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery features both widescreen and pan-and-scan versions of the film; however, the original theatrical aspect ration of 2.35:1 has been changed by director Jay Roach to a 2:1 aspect ratio, perhaps to better accommodate its widescreen enhancement. The commentary track allows Roach and Mike Myers to tell what is improvised and what is scripted in the film, specifically to point out the different inspirations and homages, and joke around some as well. The deleted scene menu features two original endings and five scenes that were either cut for time or because they were expendable. One of the original endings is particularly hilarious and at least two of the deleted scenes ("The Henchman's Wife" and "Fendi Briefcase") could have been left in the film. The "Spy Genre Retrospective" is disappointing, just a series of pages to read about the movies that inspired the film instead of a featurette. Meanwhile, the animated "Music to Shag To" sequence, a celebrity cameo menu, and the "Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger Pump" features aren't exactly substantial but do add to the zany feel of the DVD. The theatrical trailer is also included. Austin Powers can't compete with current special editions, but it is nonetheless a fun disc for an enjoyable film.
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Special Features

Both widescreen and full-frame versions converted from high-definition transfer; Commentary by Mike Myers and Jay Roach; Seven deleted scenes including two alternate endings; "Star Highlights" in separate clips from five other movies; Special cameo menu; "Music to Shag To" original animated sequence; Original theatrical trailer; Cast biographies and filmographies
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a hip, hilarious take-off of 1960s spy adventures -- such as the James Bond films or Our Man Flint -- that goes beyond mere parody. It's evident that creator Mike Myers, co-star Elizabeth Hurley, and everyone else involved seem to be having a tremendous amount of fun with the project. Myers supplies not one, but two rich comic creations: the title hero and his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil. The film's fish-out-of-water scenario could easily have been stretched much too thin; though the premise does occasionally flag, Myers peppers the film with offbeat tangents and great cameos from stars such as Tom Arnold, Carrie Fisher, and pop impresario Burt Bacharach. Austin Powers' humor is broad, to be sure, but like many broad cult comedies, the film gets better and better with repeat viewings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/1997
  • UPC: 794043457722
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,387

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike Myers Austin Powers, Dr. Evil
Elizabeth Hurley Vanessa Kensington
Mimi Rogers Mrs. Kensington
Robert Wagner Number Two
Michael York Basil Exposition
Mindy Sterling Frau Farbissina
Seth Green Scott Evil
Will Ferrell Mustafa
Fabiana Udenio Alotta Fagina
Paul Dillon Patty O'Brien
Charles Napier Cmdr. Gilmour
Carrie Fisher Therapist
Clint Howard Johnson Ritter
Joe Son Random Task
Technical Credits
Jay Roach Director
Douglas Aarniokoski Asst. Director
Deena Appel Costumes/Costume Designer
Cynthia Kay Charette Production Designer
George S. Clinton Score Composer
Peter Deming Cinematographer
Eric McLeod Executive Producer
Todd Mike Producer
Demi Moore Producer
Mike Myers Producer, Screenwriter
Debra Neil-Fisher Editor
Dan Olexiewicz Art Director
John Papsidera Casting
Claire Rudnick Polstein Executive Producer
Jennifer Todd Producer
Suzanne Todd Producer
Mark Ulano Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Standard
0. Groovy Scenes
1. Prologue/Main Titles [5:17]
2. Dr. Evil Escapes [1:46]
3. Big Boy Descends [1:12]
4. A Hero Is Unthawed [5:16]
5. Danger Is My Middle Name [2:12]
6. Dr. Evil's Million Dollar Plan [7:06]
7. Austin's Groovy Jumbo Jet [2:44]
8. Scott Evil [1:35]
9. "Viva Las Vegas, Baby!" [2:11]
10. Living Dangerously [2:09]
11. Bathroom Break [2:42]
12. Dr. Evil's Ultimatum [1:52]
13. A Mother Daughter Talk [1:28]
14. Austin and Vanessa Hit the Town. [5:11]
15. Austin Discovers Project Vulcan [4:46]
16. Fembots [1:48]
17. British Makeshift Headquarters [2:43]
18. Group Therapy [3:22]
19. Austin Catches Up to the 90's [3:20]
20. Welcome to Virtucon [3:22]
21. An Overly Elaborate Death? [7:55]
22. Austin vs. the Fembots [4:13]
23. The Final Showdown [5:25]
24. Epilogue/End Credits [9:40]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
0. Groovy Scenes
1. Prologue/Main Titles [5:17]
2. Dr. Evil Escapes [1:46]
3. Big Boy Descends [1:12]
4. A Hero Is Unthawed [5:16]
5. Danger Is My Middle Name [2:12]
6. Dr. Evil's Million Dollar Plan [7:06]
7. Austin's Groovy Jumbo Jet [2:44]
8. Scott Evil [1:35]
9. "Viva Las Vegas, Baby!" [2:11]
10. Living Dangerously [2:09]
11. Bathroom Break [2:42]
12. Dr. Evil's Ultimatum [1:52]
13. A Mother Daughter Talk [1:28]
14. Austin and Vanessa Hit the Town. [5:11]
15. Austin Discovers Project Vulcan [4:46]
16. Fembots [1:48]
17. British Makeshift Headquarters [2:43]
18. Group Therapy [3:22]
19. Austin Catches Up to the 90's [3:20]
20. Welcome to Virtucon [3:22]
21. An Overly Elaborate Death? [7:55]
22. Austin vs. the Fembots [4:13]
23. The Final Showdown [5:25]
24. Epilogue/End Credits [9:40]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Standard
   Play Movie
   Language Selection
      Spoken Language
         English
         French
      Subtitled Language
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Off
   Extra Stuff
      Commentary by Mike Myers and Jay Roach
      Spy Genre Retrospective
      Cameo Menu
         Carrie Fisher: Jump to My Scene
         Carrie Fisher: Film Credits
         Tom Arnold: Jump to My Scene
         Tom Arnold: Film Credits
         Burt Bacharach: Jump to My Scene
         Burt Bacharach: Film Credits
         Rob Lowe: Jump to My Scene
         Rob Lowe: Film Credits
      Deleted Scenes
         Original Ending 1
         Original Ending 2
         The Henchman's Wife
         The Bachelor Party
         We're Called Flight Attendants
         Cheeses of the World Series
         Fendi Briefcase
      Theatrical Trailer
      The Cast
         Mike Myers
         Elizabeth Hurley
            Dangerous Ground
               Jump to My Scene in Dangerous Ground
         Robert Wagner
         Mimi Rogers
            Lost in Space
               See a Preview of Lost in Space
            Monkey Trouble
               Jump to My Scene in Monkey Trouble
            The Rapture
               Jump to My Scene in the Rapture
         Michael York
            Wide Sargasso Sea
               Jump to My Scene in Wide Sargasso Sea
      Music to Shag To
      Swedish Made Penis Enlarger Pump
   New Line Home Video
Side #2 -- Widescreen
   Play Movie
   Language Selection
      Spoken Language
         English
         French
      Subtitled Language
         English
         French
         Spanish
         Off
   Extra Stuff
      Commentary by Mike Myers and Jay Roach
      Spy Genre Retrospective
      Cameo Menu
         Carrie Fisher: Jump to My Scene
         Carrie Fisher: Film Credits
         Tom Arnold: Jump to My Scene
         Tom Arnold: Film Credits
         Burt Bacharach: Jump to My Scene
         Burt Bacharach: Film Credits
         Rob Lowe: Jump to My Scene
         Rob Lowe: Film Credits
      Deleted Scenes
         Original Ending 1
         Original Ending 2
         The Henchman's Wife
         The Bachelor Party
         We're Called Flight Attendants
         Cheeses of the World Series
         Fendi Briefcase
      Theatrical Trailer
      The Cast
         Mike Myers
         Elizabeth Hurley
            Dangerous Ground
               Jump to My Scene in Dangerous Ground
         Robert Wagner
         Mimi Rogers
            Lost in Space
               See a Preview of Lost in Space
            Monkey Trouble
               Jump to My Scene in Monkey Trouble
            The Rapture
               Jump to My Scene in the Rapture
         Michael York
            Wide Sargasso Sea
               Jump to My Scene in Wide Sargasso Sea
      Music to Shag To
      Swedish Made Penis Enlarger Pump
   New Line Home Video
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    What's so great? I have no idea.

    Of course, the entire world has probably seen this movie by now, right? Well...everyone except me. I just now saw it and I have to say...why does everyone love it so much?<BR/><BR/>I did not find it funny. I laughed once, if I remember correctly with the "No, but that's where you are. You're there!" part. That was it. I know the movie is supposed to be kind of cheesy but the script it beyond cheesy. It's just stupid. The humor? You might find it funny if you're five. It relies much too heavily on sexual jokes and innuendos that it's just idiotic. That's about 95% of the "humor" in it.<BR/>The acting...well, I suppose they played the characters well. How they were supposed to anyways, not saying the characters themselves were good. They were really quite annoying.<BR/><BR/>I personally found this to be one to just be flat out stupid. It was boring and slow too. I found myself constantly looking at the clock, wondering how much longer it was and debating on whether or not I should keep going, just hoping it may get better. It didn't.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The First Movie in The Series and Absolutely Hilarious!

    I like all three of the movies in the Austen Powers series and this one is the first movie and is absolutely hilarious and a very fun movie to watch!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My all-time favorite comedy.

    Austin Powers has everything--sexy spies, goofy gags, clever disquises, a fiendish supervillain, and Mike Meyers, who has a special sticky gooey place in my heart. I know everyone in the world has seen it three times at least at this point and loves it just as much as I do, so I'm not sure why I'm writing this. But yeah, Austin Powers! Great movie!

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