Booty Call

Booty Call

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Director: Jeff Pollack

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox

     
 

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1997's hilarious safe-sex romp Booty Call found its audience on the home-video shelf, so it's really not surprising that demand would be high for another DVD edition, this time coming in the form of Columbia TriStar's appropriately titled The Bootiest Edition. Stacked with enough goodies to make your Momma blush, this new disc is sure to be a great buy for

Overview

1997's hilarious safe-sex romp Booty Call found its audience on the home-video shelf, so it's really not surprising that demand would be high for another DVD edition, this time coming in the form of Columbia TriStar's appropriately titled The Bootiest Edition. Stacked with enough goodies to make your Momma blush, this new disc is sure to be a great buy for casual fans and, most assuredly, an annoyance for those who already own the first Booty Call disc. The 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen picture has stayed the same, as has the 5.1 Dolby Digital track. The new stuff is mainly split into three big extras -- the first being the filmmaker commentary with director Jeff Pollack, writer Takashi Bufford, and producer John Morrissey. It's a fun track that that's pretty light in tone, with the director and producer taking center stage while Bufford takes a backseat for most of the chat. While it's sad that co-writer Bootsie is missing from the track, there's still much to gleam from the talk, such as the constant feuds between Jamie Foxx and Vivica A. Fox all the way to Bill Cosby's all-too-public gripes about the picture. Another big bonus that's been included is the alternate ending that was scrapped after the first test screening deemed it slightly disturbing. While it's true that seeing all four leads in Nutty Professor-like 50-year-old fat makeup isn't the most pleasant thing in the world, the clip still has the juice as it brings a few of the film's infamous card-table scene gags to new heights (or lows, in this case). Also included is the brand-new "Smooth Operator" mini-documentary, an in-depth look at the nature of booty calls that mixes interviews with people on the street, comedians, and, of course, Luis Guzman!?! Add onto all of this a bevy of bonus trailers, and you have a solid release for a funny flick that will continue to sell for years to come.

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It would be extreme generosity to credit Booty Call with anything other than popularizing a dubious catchphrase. And that's too bad, because some imagination could have pushed it toward the demented where-the-night-takes-you logic of Martin Scorcese's After Hours, another experiment in wee-hours absurdism conducted in the laboratory of New York City. The fruitless quest for condoms might be genius material for a lowbrow farce, but not with these people calling the shots. Screenwriters Takashi Bufford and Bootsie might have taunted these frustrated playas by forever dangling their quarry just out of reach, which would have doubled as a mild comment on the folly of their booty-or-bust mentality. But instead of throwing roadblocks in their path, the writers resort to misogyny by blaming the booty blockade on the capricious women -- sketched either as teasing prude (Tamala Jones) or insatiable freak (Vivica Fox) -- who balk at the imperfections of each newly procured prophylactic. (And for all its jokes about stamina, the film requires a pointless hospital scene at the end to last even a scant 70 minutes). Booty Call is maliciously indifferent about so many details that only the most insulting can really be named. In fact, even citing its near misses is too generous, since that involves the film in a discussion too discerning for such over-simplified vulgarity. Even though Booty Call qualified as a minor hit and zeitgeist moment, its only real score was to provide an early showcase for Jamie Foxx, who would find more satisfying conquests down the road.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2004
UPC:
0043396039537
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:19:00
Sales rank:
43,133

Special Features

Closed Caption; Alternate ending; "Smooth Operator" mini-documentary: The filmmakers, cast members, and other celebrities share personal stories and anecdotes of the booty call; analyzes pre-modern (Swing Era hipsters), modern (old-school macks), and postmodern (bling-blingers) booty call techniques; Filmmaker commentary with director Jeff Pollack, writer Takashi Bufford, and producer John Morrissey; Bonus trailers; Scene selections; Interactive menus

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Foxx Bunz
Tommy Davidson Rushon
Vivica A. Fox Lysterine
Tamala Jones Nikki
Art Malik Akmed
Ric Young Actor
Scott LaRose Singh
Gedde Watanabe Chan
Ammie Sin Yoyo
Bernie Mac Judge Peabody
Robert Bidaman Dr. Zevroloski
David Hemblen Dr. Blade
Amy Monique Waddell Argueing Woman

Technical Credits
Jeff Pollack Director
Jeffrey Steven Authors Asst. Director
Bootsie Screenwriter
Takashi Bufford Screenwriter
John M. Eckert Co-producer
Robert Folk Score Composer
Douglas Ganton Sound/Sound Designer
Christopher Greenbury Editor
Sandra Kybartas Production Designer
John Morrissey Producer
Ron Orieux Cinematographer
J. Stanford Parker Screenwriter
Armando Sgrignuoli Art Director
Mary Vernieu Casting
Ronnie Yeskel Casting

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [4:10]
2. Lysterine & Nikki [1:44]
3. Gentleman's Bet [1:12]
4. Chan [2:25]
5. Ready to Order [2:10]
6. Speaking Cantonese [6:33]
7. Playing Cards [3:03]
8. Footsie & Killa [6:09]
9. Killa & Condom [2:12]
10. Saftety Call [2:45]
11. Mr. Chiv [4:12]
12. Safety Call 2 [1:58]
13. Singh & Akmed [1:44]
14. Killa Loose [1:47]
15. Going Downtown [2:50]
16. Judge Peabody [5:50]
17. Wrappin' [5:10]
18. Flagging a Cab [1:29]
19. No Card, No Cure [1:54]
20. In Triage [:11]
21. Dr. Moore [1:43]
22. Switched Charts [1:54]
23. Dr. Zevroloski [:59]
24. Dr. Blade [1:51]
25. Mummified Man [1:21]
26. No Insurance [1:46]
27. Line Drawn [:42]
28. Success! [3:44]

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Booty Call 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
i remember a while back on tv i seen parts of this movie and it seemed funny it must be a comedy just by the title Booty Call and i like Jamie Foxx he's a funny guy so it must be a real funny comedy! im sure i'll like it whenever i see it agin sometime on tv