Club Dread

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Overview

The hilarious slasher spoof Club Dread is back for a second helping, presented here in a deluxe unrated cut complete with killer extras from 20th Century Fox. So what's new about this edition? How does it stack up against the previous theatrical cut? Well, for starters, the extended version adds 15 extra minutes into the film that range from little choice moments here and there to another entire plot featuring two detectives that audiences didn't get to see originally (though their demise was seen in the trailer,...
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Overview

The hilarious slasher spoof Club Dread is back for a second helping, presented here in a deluxe unrated cut complete with killer extras from 20th Century Fox. So what's new about this edition? How does it stack up against the previous theatrical cut? Well, for starters, the extended version adds 15 extra minutes into the film that range from little choice moments here and there to another entire plot featuring two detectives that audiences didn't get to see originally (though their demise was seen in the trailer, which, ironically enough, makes its DVD debut here as well). In addition, an impressive 22 deleted/extended scenes totaling 20 extra minutes have been included in the extras menu. Their quality -- just like the new footage in the extended version -- is split between some worthwhile stuff to some not so hot. They're also grouped in a strange way, with some scenes that were in the alternate cut reappearing in this section, making going through them a bit of a chore if you attack them after sitting through the movie on this disc. Jay Chandrasekhar and Erik Stolhanske supply commentary for all of the deleted scenes, with two feature-length commentaries from the last disc repeated during the movie (with newly added bits to cover the inserted footage) as Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, and Paul Soter lend their humorous thoughts on the other track. Technically, the film is presented in its anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen format, with a fine 5.1 Dolby Surround sound option. Unfortunately, this release reeks of the kind of double dipping that most studios were taking part in around the time of this release. The packaging is also highly misleading, making customers think that they're getting a sexier or more gory film, when in fact, they're buying an edition that's "unrated" only because it wasn't submitted to the MPAA ratings board. (In fact, there's no doubt that it would be rated exactly the same in this format as it was the last one!) Still, this is the edition of Club Dread that many were dying for when the first release came out, so here it is! Now all you have to decide is simply which one to watch when you're feeling in that Coconut Pete kind of mood.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Extended movie version not shown in theaters; Full-length audio commentaries by all five Broken Lizard Comedy Team members; 22 deleted/extended scenes with optional audio commentary by Jay Chandrasekhar and Erik Stolhanske; Original theatrical trailer; And more
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Occupying a strange, near superfluous celluloid limbo somewhere between Club Paradise (1986) and Friday the 13th (1980), Broken Lizard's Club Dread does offer some moments of inspired insanity despite the filmmakers' failure to even out the script and pacing problems that plagued the group's breakthrough comedy Super Troopers. The laughs certainly flow more frequently here, but perhaps as a result, they seem so diluted that they lose the unhinged punchiness that made the best moments of Super Troopers so hilarious. Though it does sustain the loose, easygoing aesthetic of the aforementioned sleeper hit, the comedy troupe's third feature (counting their little-seen first outing Puddle Cruiser) also suffers by aiming at a target that's already been fired upon a few too many times; it certainly would have been more effective had it been released among such early '80s slasher parodies as Student Bodies (1981) and Pandemonium (1982). Delayed reaction arguments aside, Club Dread does -- when all is said and done -- mirror the stalk-and-slash efforts of yesteryear down to the most minute details, and the supernaturally-charged killer of Club Dread is on-target for the genre even if the film itself does come a few decades too late. It's obvious from many of the ideas here that Broken Lizard is truly a creative and inspired bunch (a few inventive kills even offer some unexpectedly tense moments); it just would have been nice to see them set their undeniably able sights on a cinematic trend that hadn't already been so well-tread.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • UPC: 024543130116
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:58:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,839

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Paxton Coconut Pete
Jay Chandrasekhar Putman
Kevin Heffernan Lars
Steve Lemme Juan
Paul Soter Dave
Erik Stolhanske Sam
Brittany Daniel Jenny
M.C. Gainey Hank
Jordan Ladd Penelope
Lindsay Price Yu
Michael Weaver Roy
Nat Faxon Manny
Samm Levine Dirk
Dan Montgomery Rolo
Elena Lyons Stacy
Tanja Reichert Kellie
Tony Amendola
Julio Bekhor Carlos
Greg Cipes Trevor
Ryan Faulkner Marcel
Richard Perello Cliff
Veronica Segura Zoe
Michael Yurchak Burke
Technical Credits
Jay Chandrasekhar Director, Screenwriter
Fernando Altschul Asst. Director
David Alvarez Sound/Sound Designer
Nathan Barr Score Composer
Melissa Bruning Costumes/Costume Designer
Ben Conable Production Designer
Christopher Covert Musical Direction/Supervision
Ryan Folsey Editor
Kevin Heffernan Screenwriter
Conrad Hool Co-producer
Lance Hool Executive Producer
Steve Lemme Screenwriter
Peter E. Lengyel Executive Producer
Broken Lizard Screenwriter
John Papsidera Casting
Richard Perello Producer
Lawrence Sher Cinematographer
Paul Soter Screenwriter
Erik Stolhanske Screenwriter
Theresa Wachter Art Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Death in Dreadlocks
2. Welcome to Pleasure Island
3. Coconut Pete
4. The New Masseur
5. Drinks by the Pool
6. Party Time
7. Carlos & the Killer
8. Play Margaritaville...
9. Machete Phil
10. PiƱa Coladaburg
11. The Killer Pineapple
12. Killer on the Island
13. The Pro's Plan
14. Looking for a Killer
15. Goodbye to Yu
16. Naughty Cal
17. The Nightmare Is Over
18. Cop-to-Cop
19. Smoke on the Water
20. Fashion Show Wednesday
21. A Weird Little Chick
22. Lars' Secret
23. Putman's Dream
24. Prime Suspect
25. Get Out of the Pool!
26. Looking for Lars
27. Everyone's a Suspect
28. Disco Is Death
29. Game, Set, Match
30. The Party's Over
31. Murder in the Mud
32. Penelope's Peril
33. The Fun Is Not Done
34. Dead in the Water
35. A Killer Comeback
36. End Titles
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Language Selection
      Languages: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
      Languages: Commentary by Jay Chandrasekhar and Erik Stolhanske
      Languages: Commentary by Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme and Paul Soter
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary by Jay Chandrasekhar and Erik Stolhanske: On
      Commentary by Jay Chandrasekhar and Erik Stolhanske: Off
      Commentary by Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme and Paul Soter: On
      Commentary by Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme and Paul Soter: Off
      Deleted Scenes
         The Tomb
         Approaching the Island
         Jungle Invitation
         Coconut Pete
         Marcel
         Putman
         Go Go
         Hank
         Banana Leaf Hat
         Pep Talk/Montage
         Free Drinks
         Pink Panty Meltdown
         Spooky Cabana
         Help Arrives
         The Shower Scene (Mos)
         Putting Clues Together
         Jenny's Paranoia
         Containing Lars
         An Important Announcement
         DJ Dave
         Carnage
         Island Chaos
         Commentary by Jay Chandrasekhar and Erik Stolhanske: On
         Commentary by Jay Chandrasekhar and Erik Stolhanske: Off
         Play All
      Trailers
         Theatrical Trailer
         The Ringer
         Soundtrack Spot
   Inside Look
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not worth the time

    This is a very poor movie. I expected better from the people that made Super Troopers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this movie was the bomb

    this movie was awsome and funny!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Club Dread: A Hilarious Nightmare

    This movie had it all; suspense, comedy,horror, and drama. It featured a motley crew of characters all with unique stories to tell. Its charming stupidity was perfectly portrayed, inspiring me to give it all five stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All i can say is great!

    Another great film from the people who brought us super troopers and puddlecruiser starring broken lizard of course and Bill Paxton playing the stoner/drunk/owner of the island that's all about having fun...untill the murders begin... well done BL well done.

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    Posted April 17, 2011

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