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Overview

Fox gives the Farrelly brothers' most notorious success the deluxe treatment with this two-disc package, starting with a widescreen transfer that preserves the movie'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, ...
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Overview

Fox gives the Farrelly brothers' most notorious success the deluxe treatment with this two-disc package, starting with a widescreen transfer that preserves the movie'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 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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Special Features

Closed Caption; Disc 1: ; Includes original theatrical version and new extended version with 15 minutes of never-before-seen restored footage; Directors' 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"; "Exposing Themselves" 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 featurettes 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
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Editorial Reviews

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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2003
  • UPC: 024543063056
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen Collector's Edition
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Español, Français
  • Time: 1:59:00
  • Format: DVD

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 -- Pat: A Mook
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. White Trash in a Wheelchair
9. Miami Bound
10. The Architect From Nepal
11. She's Still 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 Mary
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. White Trash in a Wheelchair
9. Miami Bound
10. The Architect From Nepal
11. She's Still 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 Mary
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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Menu

Side #1 -- Pat: A Mook
   Theatrical Version
      Play Theatrical Version
      Language Selection
         Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround
         Audio: French Dolby Surround
         Audio: Spanish Dolby Surround
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: None
      Scene Selection
      Directors' Commentary With Peter & Bobby Farrelly: On
      Directors' Commentary With Peter & Bobby Farrelly: Off
      With Directors' Bonus Commentary: About
      Writers' Commentary With Ed Decter & John J. Strauss: On
      Writers' Commentary With Ed Decter & John J. Strauss: Off
      Clay Animated Titles: About
         Play Alternate Clay Animated Titles: On
         Play Alternate Clay Animated Titles: Off
         With Commentary by Peter & Bobby Farrelly: On
         With Commentary by Peter & Bobby Farrelly: Off
   Extended Version
      Play Extended Version
      Scene Selection
      Extended Directors' Commentary With Peter & Bobby Farrelly: On
      Extended Directors' Commentary With Peter & Bobby Farrelly: Off
Side #2 -- Ted: A Bleeder
   Getting Behind Mary
   Backstory: There's Something About Mary
   Comedy Central: Reel Comedy
   Best Fight: Ben Stiller and Puffy the Dog
   Marketing Mary
      International Posters
      Theatrical Trailer
      TV Spots
         Play All TV Spots
         Labor Day
         Over and Over
         Bouncing Dog
         Buttercup
         What Is It?
         Question Review
         Crude
         Call to Action
         Wish Final
         Blown Away
         The Way
         Sneak Review
         Love Story
   Exposing Themselves: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Chris Elliott
   Up a Tree With Jonathan Richman & Tommy Larkins
   Franks & Beans: A Conversation With W. Earl Brown
   Touchdown: A Conversation With Brett Favre
   Interview Roulette With Harland Williams
   Puffy, Boobs and Balls
   Behind the Zipper
   Around the World With Mary
      Begin
   'Build Me Up Buttercup' Karaoke
   Music Video: "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" by the Dandy Warhols
   Outtakes
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    There's Something About Mary

    There's Something About Mary, a Farrelly Bothers film, starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon is the hilarious tale of a high school nerd who years later looks up the nice girl who almost was his date to the prom until a disastrous bathroom accident involving a zipper and "Beans & Franks," sends him to the ER instead. The next week Mary moved away and Ted never saw or heard from her again. Ted never forgets her and always wondered if they had a chance of being together. He somehow finds her and attempts to rekindle a friendship but without seeming like an obsessed stocker. The film is full of raunchy jokes and big laughs. This is one of my favorite comedies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    oh my god so hilarous!

    this movie is so very funny i laugh at it when i watch it even the part when the guy tells the girl that he works with retards oh my god LoL Now thats funny and the dog puffy catching on fire oh and the zipper scence this movie is great!!!!

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    First, let it be said that I love to laugh and this is one of th

    First, let it be said that I love to laugh and this is one of those movies I have watched a few times through the years and always cracks me up! Often so absurd darn near makes me cry!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    funny

    hillarious movie you must see it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okay

    The Movie was funny and the acting was okay. I loved Ben stiller, but i am not a big fan of cameron. This movie would have been better if the casting of Mary was Differnt, but still overall was a entertaining move

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Funny and Sweet

    extremely funny and entertaining romantic comedy about a missed opportunity. Repeated viewings are very rewarding. Having seen many John Waters films many many years ago, this movie did not seem raunchy at all, but it did maintain a high level of fun.

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