DysFunKtional Family

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Overview

Eddie Griffin's biting standup comedy film DysFunktional Family comes to DVD in a fairly packed release from Miramax. It comes in a 1.85:1 widescreen image (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) and a clear Dolby Digital 5.1 track audio-wise. Bonus features include the featurette "A DysFunkional Premiere," which hands the spotlight over to Griffin's featured relatives from the film (including an acidic uncle who refused that courtesy because he "does not mess around") and friends, such as Andrew Dice Clay, as they discuss ...
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Overview

Eddie Griffin's biting standup comedy film DysFunktional Family comes to DVD in a fairly packed release from Miramax. It comes in a 1.85:1 widescreen image (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) and a clear Dolby Digital 5.1 track audio-wise. Bonus features include the featurette "A DysFunkional Premiere," which hands the spotlight over to Griffin's featured relatives from the film (including an acidic uncle who refused that courtesy because he "does not mess around") and friends, such as Andrew Dice Clay, as they discuss Griffin's talent and their own dysfunctional families at the film's premiere party. The other big feature of the disc comes with a whopping 35 minutes of deleted scenes, most of which are split between expanded jokes from the concert, extra scenes with the family, and some extended moments between Griffin and people on the street in Kansas City. Of the bunch, the "Sports" gag falls a bit on the lame side, but the rest are spot on, with extra attention given to the people you've grown to know and care for over the course of the film. Finally, there are a few sneak peeks waiting for you after you've dug into the meat of the disc, which include a hilarious trailer for Jerry Seinfeld's Comedian documentary, one for the George Clooney-directed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and a throw-away clip for the Alicia Silverstone thriller Cool and the Crazy. All in all, a fine release for a film that would normally not get the attention that this disc most assuredly has.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; A Dysfunktional Premiere; Deleted scenes
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Up to this point, Eddie Griffin's film resumé hadn't exactly screamed quality. His talent is undeniable, but it took his autobiographical concert film, DysFunktional Family, to show just how riotously funny he can really be. Picking up the mantle where Richard Pryor left off and the once funny Eddie Murphy after that, Griffin pulls no comedic punches with his racially fumed, fierce act. To be sure, this is raw material through and through -- but what's different here is the extraordinary personal family arc which shines through not only his performance, but in the scenes filmed during a brief visit back to his home in Kansas City. Dysfunctionality came into the media spotlight during the heyday of daytime talk TV, but rarely would a family like Griffin's ever get this kind of attention. All characters in their own right, most of Griffin's material comes straight from his hilariously eclectic family members, who together make up the different parts of his acidic sense of humor. Who can argue that his raunchy focus on sex doesn't come from his uncle who doubles as an amateur pornographic actor? In fact, kudos goes out to Griffin and crew for devising such a backbone for a standup comedy film -- it not only delivers heaps of laughs, but a ton of heart in the process.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2003
  • UPC: 786936223972
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Miramax
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Griffin , Himself
Technical Credits
George Gallo Director
Theo Van de Sande Cinematographer
Eddie Griffin Screenwriter, Producer
Michael R. Miller Editor
Paul Brooks Producer
David Permut Producer
Larry Scharf Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits: Back on the Streets [11:00]
2. The Way We Walk [3:01]
3. Uncle Curtis [2:06]
4. Michael's Moves [3:32]
5. Ass Whuppin' [7:52]
6. Uncle Bucky [8:06]
7. Grandfather Bill [2:35]
8. Pops [3:38]
9. A Message for the Kids [3:34]
10. "A Dicky-Dick World" [3:27]
11. In God's Image [12:02]
12. Fortified With Vitamins [3:13]
13. Cats and Dogs [3:01]
14. One-Track Mind [3:20]
15. Pround Father? [4:20]
16. What If? [2:47]
17. End Credits [5:29]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scene Selection
   Captions
      English for the Hearing Impaired
      None
   Special Features
      A DysFunktional Premiere
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Sports
         More Uncle Bucky
         Drive-by Parenting
         Swimming With Sharks
         Martin Luther King Jr.
         Fortified With Vitamins - Uncensored
         Whuppins
         Bucky & Curtis
         Preaching Elvis
         Old Man With Pipe
         Rehabilitation
         My Little Dancing Friend
         Three Girls
         Uncle Bucky in Rehab
         Wall of Fame
         Uncle Bucky's Surprise
   Sneak Peeks
      Comedian
      Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
      Cool and the Crazy
      Play All
   Play Movie
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dysfunktional Family Disects the root of the dysfunction

    Eddie Griffin creates a realistic look at his family in a humorous way that causes audiences to laugh out loud even after the movie has ended. The topics he discusses and the way in which he handles these topics could become a sad occasion, but Eddie turns lemons into lemonade and creates the best comedy movie since Richard Pryor in his prime.

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