The Specials

Overview

A satire of comic-book superheroes in the same vein as the 1999 Mystery Men, The Specials is set in a parallel universe where gangs of superheroes regularly compete against one another for glory or, failing that, flattering action-figure likenesses. The Specials are one of these gangs, and not a very good one at that. Composed of the Weevil (Rob Lowe), the group's most popular member, Amok (Jamie Kennedy), a potty-mouthed shape-shifter, group leader Strobe (Thomas Haden Church), and the constantly growing or ...
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Overview

A satire of comic-book superheroes in the same vein as the 1999 Mystery Men, The Specials is set in a parallel universe where gangs of superheroes regularly compete against one another for glory or, failing that, flattering action-figure likenesses. The Specials are one of these gangs, and not a very good one at that. Composed of the Weevil (Rob Lowe), the group's most popular member, Amok (Jamie Kennedy), a potty-mouthed shape-shifter, group leader Strobe (Thomas Haden Church), and the constantly growing or shrinking Minute Man (James Gunn), the Specials are more concerned with their image than in actually doing anything heroic.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Audio commentary with writer/actor James Gunn and actress Paget Brewster; Audio commentary with director Craig Mazin, writer/actor James Gunn, producer Mark Altman and visual effects supervisor Mojo; Deleted scenes; Toy commercial; Wedding video; Trailer; Behind-the-scenes photos
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2005
  • UPC: 013131279399
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rob Lowe The Weevil
Jamie Kennedy Amok
Thomas Haden Church The Strobe
Paget Brewster Ms. Indestructible
Kelly Coffield Power Chick
Judy Greer Deadly Girl
James Gunn Minute Man
Sean Gunn Alien Orphan
Jordan Ladd Nightbird
Jim Zulevic Mr. Smart
John Doe Eight
Abdul Salaam El Razaac Eight
Tom Dorfmeister Eight
Greg Erb Eight
Melissa Joan Hart Sunlight Grrrl
Technical Credits
Craig Mazin Director, Co-producer
Mark Altman Producer
Dan Bates Producer
Robert Meyer Burnett Associate Producer
James H. Coburn Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Garrett Editor
Ellie Gottwald Executive Producer
Mark Gottwald Executive Producer
Sean Gunn Co-producer
James Gunn Co-producer, Screenwriter
Jamie Kennedy Co-producer
Eliot Rockett Cinematographer
Peter Safran Executive Producer
Christine Sheaks Casting
Dorian Vernacchio Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The New Kid (Main Titles) [5:08]
2. The Strobe's Speech [8:11]
3. Toys and the Super Ego [5:58]
4. History of the Specials [2:28]
5. Marital Difficulties [3:31]
6. Weevil's Plans [4:10]
7. Betrayal [4:54]
8. The Specials No More [6:50]
9. Separation Anxiety [5:43]
10. What's Next? [5:26]
11. The Philosophy of VIII [2:53]
12. Doing the Doug [4:46]
13. Love at First Kiss [6:37]
14. Weevil or Weasel? [7:12]
15. We're Back! [3:21]
16. End Credits [4:41]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      Commentaries
         Commentary With Writer/Actor James Gunn and Actor Paget Brewster
         Commentary With Director Craig Mazin, Writer/Actor James Gunn, Producer Mark Altman and Visual Effects Supervisor Mojo
      Deleted Scenes
      Trailer
      Toy Commercial
      Wedding Video
      Behind-the-Scenes Photos
   Audio Setup
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      Dolby Surround 2.0
      Commentary With Writer/Actor James Gunn and Actor Paget Brewster
      Commentary With Director Craig Mazin, Writer/Actor James Gunn, Producer Mark Altman and Visual Effects Supervisor Mojo
   Play
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