Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite

Jon Heder
Director: Jared Hess Cast: Jon Heder
Jon Heder
, Jon Gries
Jon Gries
, Aaron Ruell
Aaron Ruell
Jared Hess

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Overview

From the ashes of filmmaker Jared Hess' hilarious short film Peluca comes this tale of tots, moon boots, and one of the most unlikely screen heroes ever to step before the cameras as 20th Century Fox brings the breakout indie hit Napoleon Dynamite to DVD. Viewable in either 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen or 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, the image looks great as wood paneling and drab carpeting fill the frame with a startlingly authentic Midwestern malaise rarely captured on film. Colors are evenly balanced, and there is little evidence of digital artifacting or edge enhancement. Audio is presented in English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Spanish Dolby Digital Surround with optional English, Spanish, and French subtitles. An audio commentary with director Hess, producer Jeremy Coon, and actor Jon Heder is fairly lightweight, with the trio frequently joking and offering fun trivia about the film rather than focusing on technical details. Optional commentary is also provided on the pre-Napoleon Dynamite short film Peluca, and it's fun to see the lead character's origins in the entertaining student film. A hilarious gallery of still images highlights some of the quirky details seen all too briefly in the actual feature, and viewers are offered the opportunity to see Napoleon in action on the kickball field in a collection of deleted scenes. For those who just can't get enough, the filmmakers have taken a trip back to Preston to film "The Wedding of the Century," and viewers are offered the opportunity to join them as they reunite to film an additional scene. The cast is obviously having a great time coming together again, and the feature provides an excellent opportunity for the actors to reveal what appealed to them about the characters and the script. Napoleon Dynamite fans will certainly find much to enjoy on this fantastic 20th Century Fox release.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/21/2004
UPC: 0024543143925
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 1,043

Special Features

Director/co-writer, producer, and actor commentary; "Peluca" original short film with optional director/writer, producer, and actor commentary; "The Wedding of the Century!" making-of featurette; Deleted scenes; Still gallery; And more

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jon Heder Napoleon Dynamite
Jon Gries Uncle Rico
Aaron Ruell Kip
Efren Ramirez Pedro
Tina Majorino Deb
Diedrich Bader Rex
Haylie Duff Summer Wheatly
Trevor Snarr Don
Shondrella Avery LaFawnduh
Carmen Brady Starla
Emily Kennard Trisha
Ellen Dubin Ilene
Brian Petersen Lance
Sandy Martin Grandma

Technical Credits
Jared Hess Director,Screenwriter
Jeremy Coon Editor,Executive Producer
Sean Covel Producer
Matt Davis Sound/Sound Designer
Jerusha Hess Costumes/Costume Designer,Screenwriter
Curt Jenson Art Director
Cory Lorenzen Production Designer
Munn Powell Cinematographer
Tim Skousen Asst. Director
John Swihart Score Composer
Jory Weitz Casting,Executive Producer
Chris Wyatt Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Napoleon Dynamite [FS]
2. Main Titles [:21]
3. Current Events [:11]
4. New Kid [2:41]
5. Home Life [4:37]
6. Glamour Shots by Deb [1:15]
7. Rex Kwon Do [1:34]
8. Happy Hands [:35]
9. Uncle Rico [1:03]
10. Date Cake [3:00]
11. Business Partners [3:54]
12. Napoleon the Artist [1:18]
13. Chicken Farmer [5:18]
14. School Dance [1:46]
15. Pedro for President [2:32]
16. LaFawnduh [3:33]
17. Wildest Dreams [2:55]
18. Candidate Speeches [:47]
19. Napoleon Rocks Out [4:46]
20. Happy Endings [2:52]
21. End Titles/A Wedding [7:29]
Side #2 -- Napoleon Dynamite [WS]
2. Main Titles [:21]
3. Current Events [:11]
4. New Kid [2:41]
5. Home Life [4:37]
6. Glamour Shots by Deb [1:15]
7. Rex Kwon Do [1:34]
8. Happy Hands [:35]
9. Uncle Rico [1:03]
10. Date Cake [3:00]
11. Business Partners [3:54]
12. Napoleon the Artist [1:18]
13. Chicken Farmer [5:18]
14. School Dance [1:46]
15. Pedro for President [2:32]
16. LaFawnduh [3:33]
17. Wildest Dreams [2:55]
18. Candidate Speeches [:47]
19. Napoleon Rocks Out [4:46]
20. Happy Endings [2:52]
21. End Titles/A Wedding [7:29]

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