There's Something About Mary

There's Something About Mary

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Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Cast: Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz

     
 

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Fox gives the Farrelly brothers' most notorious success the deluxe treatment with this two-disc package, presented in full-screen without the film's original aspect ratio. There's Something About Mary: The Collectors' Edition ups the ante on the previous DVD of the film by retaining the original disc's commentary track, but adding 19 minutes of footage left on the… See more details below

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Fox gives the Farrelly brothers' most notorious success the deluxe treatment with this two-disc package, presented in full-screen without the film's original aspect ratio. There's Something About Mary: The Collectors' Edition ups the ante on the previous DVD of the film by retaining the original disc's commentary track, but adding 19 minutes of footage left on the cutting room floor, all with newly recorded commentary from the brothers. In addition to that, the Farrellys provide new, scene-specific anecdotes for some of the film's most memorable scenes, and co-writers Ed Decter and John J. Strauss provide their own separate commentary on the film. Featurettes on disc two run the gamut of cable-oriented extras and promotional materials. The AMC network's Backstory: There's Something About Mary is included, as is MTV's Music Video Awards presentation to the film for Best Fight, and Comedy Central's behind-the-scenes profile of the film on their program Reel Comedy. Featurettes and bonus interviews are in no short supply, either: "Exposing Themselves" profiles the cast members Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, and Chris Elliot; "Franks and Beans" features W. Earl Brown; "Touchdown" focuses solely on Brett Favre; and "Puffy, Boobs, and Balls" is Harland Williams' contribution to the fray. A behind-the scenes diary ("Getting Behind Mary") is included, the film's original Claymation credit sequence is restored, and if that isn't enough, trailers and full promotional materials for the film are on display as well, including the music videos "Buttercup" (clip lip-synched by the cast) and "Everyday Should Be a Holiday."

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Some movies make you smile, some make you laugh, and some make you laugh so hard you spill Milk Duds all over your date. The Farrelly brothers' There's Something About Mary falls solidly in the latter category. Few films have violated so many taboos and been so successful in their quest for laughs. While scatological and intermittently offensive, There's Something About Mary redeems itself by being both legitimately funny and surprisingly sweet. With a couple of notable exceptions -- the "handicapped" Tucker's flailing becomes gratuitous -- this is a movie with real heart. Amidst the I-can't-believe-they-did-that shocks, you find yourself rooting for Ben Stiller's Ted and Cameron Diaz's Mary to end up together -- they're the most honest, caring people in the film. There's Something About Mary also merits attention for its less-controversial laughs, such as the amusingly absurd musical narrative provided by Jonathan Richman, or Bret Favre's hilarious surprise cameo. Not all the jokes are precisely on-target, but with so many that are, Mary's transgressions are easily forgotten. To say it's not for prudish tastes is a grave understatement. But There's Something About Mary is truly an excellent comedy, one that proves the considerable latitude afforded filmmakers in the permissive late 1990s resulted in more than just an inordinate amount of fart jokes.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2003
UPC:
0024543074908
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:59:00

Special Features

Includes original theatrical trailer version and new extended version with 15 minutes of never-before-seen restored footage; Director's audio commentary by the Farrelly brothers; Writers' audio commentary by Ed Decter and John J. Strauss; Alternate opening (clay-animated title sequence); Disc 2: 43-minute behind-the-scenes diary: "Getting Behind Mary"; "ExposingTthemselves" cast interviews: Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, and Chris Elliott; AMC "Backstory: There's Something About Mary"; "Best fight" award footage (Ben Stiller and Puffy the dog); Comedy central's reel comedy: there's something about mary; 6 new features including "behind the zipper" & "puffy, boobs, & balls"; "Around the world with mary" foreign language clips; "Marketing mary" gallery: posters, trailer and 13 tv spots; "Every day should be a holiday" music video; "Buttercup" karaoke video, outtakes & more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Stiller Ted Stroehmann
Cameron Diaz Mary Jenson
Matt Dillon Pat Healy
Lee Evans Tucker
Chris Elliott Dom
Lin Shaye Magda
Jeffrey Tambor Sully
Markie Post Mary's Mom
Keith David Mary's Stepfather
W. Earl Brown Warren
Jonathan Richman Jonathan
Brett Favre Himself
Willie Garson Bob
Harland Williams Hitchhiker
Danny Murphy Boss' Brother
John-Eliot Jordan Buttercup Singer

Technical Credits
Bobby Farrelly Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Peter Farrelly Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Frank Beddor Producer
Mark Charpentier Associate Producer
Edward Decter Original Story,Screenwriter
Marc S. Fischer Co-producer
Christopher Greenbury Editor
Patrick Healy Associate Producer
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Rick Montgomery Casting
Jonathan Richman Score Composer
James B. Rogers Asst. Director,Co-producer
Jonathan "Earl" Stein Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Steinberg Producer
John J. Strauss Original Story,Screenwriter
Bradley Thomas Producer
Arlan Jay Vetter Art Director
Happy Walters Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles B. Wessler Producer
Tom Wolfe Musical Direction/Supervision
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- There's Something About Mary [FS]
1. Main Titles
2. Her Name Was Mary
3. Prom Night
4. Franks and Beans
5. 13 Years Later
6. A Hell of a Bloodhound
7. All About Mary
8. What Trash in a Wheelchair
9. Miami Bound
10. The Architect from Nepal
11. She's a Fox!
12. The Puffy Problem
13. Tucker
14. The Hitchhiker
15. The Carolina Cops
16. The Real Healy
17. Ted from Rhode Island
18. The Psycho Killer
19. Cleaning the Pipes
20. The Name's Norm
21. A Date with Marcy
22. Benji on Speed
23. A Good Team
24. An Anonymous Letter
25. Woogie?
26. We're All in Love with Mary
27. The Old Boyfriend
28. A 'Niners Fan
29. That's My Girl
30. End Titles (Build Me Up Buttercup)
1. Main Titles
2. Her Name Was Mary
3. Prom Night
4. Franks and Beans
5. 13 Years Later
6. A Hell of a Bloodhound
7. All About Mary
8. What Trash in a Wheelchair
9. Miami Bound
10. The Architect from Nepal
11. She's a Fox!
12. The Puffy Problem
13. Tucker
14. The Hitchhiker
15. The Carolina Cops
16. The Real Healy
17. Ted from Rhode Island
18. The Psycho Killer
19. Cleaning the Pipes
20. The Name's Norm
21. A Date with Marcy
22. Benji on Speed
23. A Good Team
24. An Anonymous Letter
25. Woogie?
26. We're All in Love with Mary
27. The Old Boyfriend
28. A 'Niners Fan
29. That's My Girl
30. End Titles (Build Me Up Buttercup)

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