Wam! Bam! Squirt…Squirt…Splat! Orgazmo is here to save the day! He's finally cum to DVD, with loads of extras.
As they do best, the South Park creators have made a crude, tasteless, funny film like only they can. The film outraged many when it was released—unfortunately, there's not a lot of tolerance for dumb, adult humor in this world. And that's a shame, because it's always a laugh riot. Sure, lots of this is idiotic and senseless (but so was Austin Powers for a wider age group), but making light of dildos, obese porn actresses, and sperm is too much fun to pass up. The cast is perfectly willing to be over-the-top in their roles, and the real female porn stars pull off their straight roles perfectly, without cracking a smile. And Ron Jeremy, as usual, is a great sport and gives us some funny moments. David Dunn is hilarious as A-Cup, and it's great to see Trey and Matt in front of the camera. This is pure liberal Clinton era magic. They just don't make 'em this repulsive anymore. And the soundtrack is also a string of 90s anthems, including hip-hop, a kickin' techno Orgazmo theme song, and tracks like "Now You're A Man" that reflect the goth rock of the time, recalling sounds of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. There are plenty of naked female porn stars for the guys, although, the most squeamish of heteros men may be a little uncomfortable with the numerous close-ups of hairy man butt and a pretty funny (and hot) scene of a butch male cop violating a cute male criminal—and then planting a kiss on his lips. Gotta love Trey and Matt for always tipping their hats to gay guys—and making straight guys squirm in their seats a little before getting back to the T&A. And speaking of---there's actually a lot more T&A in all the extras, I feel, so you may want to check those out.
With this release, you get the "theatrical release" and the "unrated version." Theatrical version clocks in at 1:32:24. The unrated version is barely 2 minutes longer at 1:34:50. Honestly, I could barely tell the difference between the two, but obviously, there's no sense watching the edited version….
Edited or unedited, while not as shocking to viewers as it may have been not even a decade ago, the film still holds up as a good movie to watch with a gang of friends when you're in a raunchy mood.
Oh, and did I mention…there's an ending that leaves room for a sequel? Although it seemed more like a joke than a threat at the time, it could have been leaving an open door for the possibility, but it never happened. This film managed to hit all the main points of satirizing porn, so anything more might have been too much anyway.
DRUNK—yeesh. This one features Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Jason McHugh, Stan Sawicki and Andy Kemler. They are playing that guzzling game during the commentary, taking a chug during certain dialogue whenever it's repeated, so they get progressively more sloshed as the commentary proceeds. Even so, Trey still manages to plow through with fun facts about the film.
CAST—this one's got Maki San, David Dunn, Robyn Rabb, Jason McHugh, and some others, including porn performers. Stick with the Drunk commentary. It's much more on target.
WILD—whose bright idea was this? South Park writers PLUS Weird Al Yankovic, Dave Foley, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Kevin Smith and David Zucker (hope I didn't forget anyone…wish I'd forgotten them all). No one's funny, and if I was following the poor sound quality correct, Kevin Smith called in his commentary and didn't talk about the movie because he never saw it. Once again, go back to the Drunk commentary.
Let's move on to disc 2, shall we?:
TRAILERS—interesting. The "red band" trailer is the NC-17 preview, where the usual green "general audience" preview notice is now red. The "original 16MM trailer" is a "dummy" trailer the guys made to get funding for the movie, so NONE of these scenes are from the movie. In fact, it looks like the script may have been different back then. Worth a look, especially if you like female porn butt shots, because there's a good handful of them.
STILLS GALLERY—loads of pix, many shots not from the final cut of the film. There's also plenty of T&A shots—both women AND men.
BEHIND THE SCENES—more female and male T&A, plus shots of someone filming the film being filmed, the cast goofing off between scenes, and just idle chatter. Many of the off screen crew members have had their faces blurred out! 17-minutes.
THE BOOK OF ORGASMO—I'd consider this the only worthy extra. This 38-minute documentary features cast and creators talking about the making of the film. Far better than the "behind the scenes" segment. Informative AND funny.
DRAGON CON INTERVIEW—Why??? This is a 33-minute interview from some forum, with Trey, in which the crew was having sound problems, and you don't hear anything he's saying basically. It's admittedly thrown on here for the hell of it, as an opening note says.
OUTTAKES—yikes. 40 minutes of them. Some are funny, many are very repetitive.
EPK INTERVIEWS—more serious, 7 minute interview with the creators.