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    Added on: 20/3/2002 07:25
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    Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (US)

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    "Side-Splitting…The Perfect Comedy!" - New York Magazine
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 104 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    Packed with stars including Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting), Chris Rock (Nurse Betty), Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie), Jason Lee (Almost Famous) and more, this wildly irreverent comedy is actor/director Kevin Smith`s hilarious finale to the adventures of Jay and Silent Bob that began in Clerks and ran through Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma! When best buddies Jay (Jason Mewres) and Silent Bob (Smith) discover that a major motion picture is being based on their likenesses, they head for Hollywood to claim the big movie money they deserve. But when the dopey duo learn that they`ve been cut out of the cash, they set out to sabotage the flick at all costs! Featuring a host of celebrity cameos set to a hot hit soundtrack, Jay and Silent Bob`s raucous cross-country road trip is a crash course in the rules of the road with a nonstop assortment of outrageous characters that will have you laughing out loud!

    Special Features:
    Feature Commentary Track with Director Kevin Smith, Producer Scott Mosier and Jason Mewes
    Deleted Scenes with Intros by Kevin Smith and Guests
    The Secret Stash With Intros
    Gag Reel With Intro
    Internet Trailers With Intro
    TV Spots
    Still Galleries
    Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
    Morris Day and the Time - Learning` The Moves
    Music Video - Afroman "I Got High"
    Music Video - Stroke 9 "Kick Some Ass"
    Comedy Central`s Reel Comedy: Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back
    Cast and Crew Filmographies
    Guide to Morris Day And The Time

    DVD-ROM Materials:
    Open-Mic Commentary
    Screenplay Viewer
    Cast and Crew Filmographies
    Guide to Morris Day And The Time

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Kevin Smith

    Written By:

    John Willyung
    Ever Carradine
    Harley Quinn Smith
    Amy Noble
    Kevin Smith
    Jason Mewes

    Casting By:
    Christine Sheaks

    Soundtrack By:
    James L. Venable
    P.J. Harvey

    Director of Photography:
    Billy Clevenger
    Jamie Anderson

    Kevin Smith
    Scott Mosier

    Costume Designer:
    Isis Mussenden

    Production Designer:
    Robert Holtzman

    Scott Mosier
    Laura Greenlee

    Executive Producer:
    Harvey Weinstein
    Bob Weinstein
    Jonathan Gordon

    Buena Vista

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    10 / 10
    Yep Kevin Smith giving his fans what they want, Jay And Silent Bob for an hour and 44 minutes and what a film it is.
    I've only had this DVD for a week or two and it`s become the most used and viewed DVD in my whole collection (yes more watched than The Matrix GASP), the film itself can be watched at least 5 times a day but seeing as it's a Dimension Collector's Series in a 2-disk box set with extras that will please any Viewaskewnian.

    The films plot (if you can call it such a thing) is about two stoners who find out that a film being made based on the two, but also find out that the internet has created a dislike for Bluntman And Chronic AKA Jay And Silent Bob, so they set out to Hollywood to disrupt the shoot in order to stop people calling them names on the internet and to get their movie cheque.

    Video: -

    The video quality is what you would expect from a film made in the last 12 months crisp and clear images with a Anamorphic 2:35:1 aspect ratio.

    Sound: -

    With my copy being the Canadian version the sound comes in two flavours being English and French Dolby Digital 5.1, as I don't speak French I went for the English track, and the sound like the picture is 100% perfect, with the dialogue and music being crisp and clear but very little use of the rears
    which was a bit disappointing.

    Extras: -

    Being a 2-Disk Collectors Edition the extras are plentiful and hilarious, with most of the second disk being deleted + extended scenes but not boring don't want to watch them again deleted scenes, you'll be watching them again and again.

    The first disk contains and audio commentary which is hilarious and what you've come to expect from Mr. Smith, also on there is some DVD-Rom features which contains an Open-Mic Commentary which lets you record your own commentary on some key scenes from the film.

    Overall: -

    This is one of the best DVDs I have which will take something special to beat.
    The film is great; the extras are great the whole package is GREAT!

    I recommend this to anyone who is a Kevin Smith (like you've not already got this), and to anyone who is a fan of comedy films.
    100% Perfect score >:}

    Ps. Watch the lipstick deleted scene it'll put any man to shame.
    posted by Kain^ on 20/3/2002 18:58
    5 / 10
    To say i`m dissapointed would be like saying it`s kinda cold in space. Having seen all of the previous Kevin Smith movies, with witty dialogue, fast paced plots and intelligent jokes, Jay and Silent Bob strike back feels like it`s not even made by the same person. Ok, so it`s not all that bad, but compared to Clerks or Chasing Amy this movie has nothing... It`s just another childish comedy with lame gags...

    (although i did enjoy seeing Mark Hammil in the role of Cock-Knocker with a light sabre)
    posted by NiM on 14/10/2002 18:13
    9 / 10
    An extremely funny film regardless if you're a fan of Kevin Smith's previous films or not. Yes, it's very silly, yes it's not what you might call sophisticated humour. but, dear god - it is very very very funny.

    If you are a fan of Smith's other films then it is true to say that you will get much more out of the film - it has an awful lot of in-jokes. When I first watched this film, I was a little disappointed, mainly because I was expected another Dogma or another Chasing Amy. but the trouble is, this really isn't that kind of film. and if you can watch it with no expectations (as I did the second time) then it is much more enjoyable.

    The disc itself is excellent. Picture and audio are damned near perfect (a far cry from Smith's Clerks days!)… and the extras… oh my. these are some of the greatest extras in the history of the format as far as I'm concerned.

    On disc 1 we get a commentary from Smith, Mosier and Mewes, not only that we get a commentary that is actually worth listening to (a rare thing, I have found!). Disc 2 is filled with a mass of fantastic special features. The main treat here is over an hour of deleted scenes - they are all introduced by Smith and various friends (usually Mewes) and they are all worth watching. We also get a couple of amusing documentaries, some outtakes, and then a whole bunch of music videos, TV spots, filmographies, production stills & trailers, oh, and some DVD-ROM stuff that I haven't looked at yet!

    Overall, great stuff - recommended.
    posted by Rich Davies on 20/10/2002 02:48
    7 / 10

    As you might expect from a film carrying the title Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, the film centres on those lovable stoners who have popped up in all of Kevin Smith's movies to date. Unlike those movies, Jay and Bob are no longer just supporting characters, but now have the whole film to themselves.

    The gist of the plot is as follows. Jay and Silent Bob discover that Miramax pictures are making a live action adaptation of Bluntman and Chronic, the comic book heroes they form the character basis for (see Smith's Chasing Amy for further details). Around this time they also discover the Internet, or more specifically that the Internet has been used to roundly slate the upcoming film, and both the characters of Bluntman and Chronic.

    Even though they're not strictly the ones being lambasted in the posts, the duo take it all very personally and head off to Hollywood to stop production of the film, hoping to put an end to the internet slandering. Along the way they encounter all manner of strange individuals, including a liberal minded hitchhiker, an all girl gang of international jewel thieves, an orang-utan, an inept Federal Wildlife Marshall and virtually every character that has ever appeared in a View Askew movie.

    It's fairly clear from the offset that this is a movie for the View Askew fans. It is also a movie for the View Askew inner circle, with many in-jokes and a great deal of self-referential humour. This is fine for a while, but it starts to grate as the film goes on, especially when the on-screen characters pause to play to the audience, as happens on a number of occasions. The majority of the characters from the "Askewniverse" come back for this final instalment, including Dante, Randal, Brodie, Banky, Holden, Alyssa and Trisha Jones, Hooper, Walt the Fanboy and Steve-Dave.

    All of this of course means the return of pretty much everyone who has ever appeared in a Smith movie, including Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Joey Lauren Adams, Renee Humphrey, Dwight Ewell, George Carlin, Chris Rock and even Shannen Doherty. There is also a huge cast of new characters, with some fine comedic performances from Will Ferrell, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Jason Biggs, James Van Der Beek and Sean William Scott. The real star of the show is Jason Mewes, who manages to carry off the role of leading man quite admirably, considering he's not a "real" actor. He may be a foul-mouthed little smack head, but he also happens to be very amusing. He's certainly better than Jeremy London was in Mallrats…

    There's also no doubting that the film has some genuinely hilarious moments. Scenes where Smith blasts his critics, with references to the infamous `Magnoliafan', are great. In fact, there is a fair amount of Internet humour in general throughout the film. The 'Hunting Season' segment, featuring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, is also a riot, with the pair lampooning their hit movie 'Good Will Hunting'. There's also some far more subtle humour, such as a poster for a new Miramax film entitled 'Moonraper', starring Affleck of course!

    Other memorable scenes include a Planet of the Apes pastiche, and a fantastic climax featuring a lightsaber fight that puts the one in the original Star Wars movie to shame!

    Unfortunately, in spite of its positive elements, the film failed to hold my attention throughout. There are a number of sequences that drag on too long, and the aforementioned problem with the self-referential jokes is a fairly major one. I realise this that this review is in danger of sounding very negative towards the end, but this is not the case. I really enjoyed the film for what it is, but it is certainly no Chasing Amy.


    There's no denying that Kevin Smith's latest film is his best looking yet, so it's fitting that the film has the best DVD transfer of any View Askew movie to date. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back has been transferred to DVD in its original aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and is anamorphically enhanced. The transfer is extremely impressive, with very few image problems. The flesh tones in the opening sequence are a little too 'red' for my liking, but things sort themselves out after this. Putting this minor issue aside, the majority of the film looks sensational. The image is extremely colourful, with nice deep blacks and good contrast levels. The image is also very sharp, definitely more so than any of the other "Askewniverse" films. One look at the fight scene near the end of the film is proof of the picture's excellence, as it showcases the varied and vibrant pallet perfectly. Overall this is a very accomplished transfer.


    Smith's films are predominantly dialogue based, so the main requirement here is for a track that accurately recreates that all-important aspect. The English Dolby Digital 5.1 mix doesn't disappoint, and while this isn't the most aggressive mix ever, it is arguably the most dynamic track yet featured in a Smith film. The music is a mixture of rock and rap, with some of the signature music from other Askewniverse films thrown in for good measure. The rears are brought into play at certain key moments, which really helps to draw the viewer into the action. There are a few missed opportunities however, with certain scenes crying out for the inclusion of surround effects. Still, this is the best mix yet for a View Askew movie.


    Here, like the other discs in the New Jersey series, is where Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back comes into its own. Spread over two discs, the material here is arguably some of the best yet found on a Smith DVD.

    Starting with disc one we have the commentary track featuring Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes and producer Scott Mosier, although to be fair Mewes doesn't have a lot to say. While not as entertaining as other Smith commentaries, the track is filled with interesting bits of information and anecdotes about the shoot. Unfortunately it has a tendency to turn into a "who's who" of View Askew, as the guys are constantly pointing out all of the little cameos and insider jokes that only those privy to the inner sanctum would get. I also feel that this track would have benefited from the inclusion of regulars Ben Affleck, Jason Lee and Vincent Pirrera. Affleck is the most sorely missed participant, simply because he and Smith play off of one another in such an amusing manner. Still, even with all of that said this is still miles better than your average commentary track, but it's just not up to the very high standards set by Mallrats, Dogma or even Chasing Amy.

    Disc one also features sneak peek trailers of Clerks, Chasing Amy, the animated Clerks: Uncensored, Forty Days and Forty Nights, an ad for the Jay and Silent Bob soundtrack CD and a 'Dimension Cutting Edge Films' segment. Rounding off the first disc we have some DVD Rom material, which includes an in-depth guide to Morris Day and The Time, as well as more detailed cast and crew biographies. Also included are a screenplay viewer and a weblink. The most interesting feature is probably the Open Mic commentary option, which lets you record your own commentary for certain scenes. Unfortunately I couldn't get this option to work, although I suspect this has more than a little bit to do with InterActual's software, which isn't the most reliable application ever...

    In keeping with the current trend disc two houses the bulk of the extras, the best of which are undoubtedly the deleted scenes. Featuring over an hour and a half of deleted or extended material, with introductions, this is a treasure trove of footage that is in many cases more amusing than the final cut. The introductions are delivered for the most by Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes (who is sporting a bum fluff beard that makes him look about twelve) and Scott Mosier, although you'll also get to meet the legendary Walt Flannigan and both Kevin's wife and daughter. I personally think that these are the best collection of deleted scenes yet to appear on a Smith DVD. It was also interesting to hear the reasons behind some of the cuts, which include the usual MPAA problems and, more surprisingly, complains from gay rights activists GLAD.

    Next up we have The Secret Stash, a collection of short segments featuring adlibs from Judd Nelson, Will Ferrell, John Stewart and 'Ham' Affleck. These are amusing takes, especially the material featuring Will Ferrell. Smith is notorious for his hatred of adlibbing, so these takes are very nice to have. These scenes feature introductions by Smith and friends.

    Following hot on the heels of The Secret Stash we have an eight and a half minute gag reel entitled 'Why Movies Cost So Much'. This is basically a series of flubbed lines and takes where various actors couldn't keep a straight face. Some of the scenes are very amusing, featuring as they do a cast of people who obviously greatly enjoy working together.

    Next we have the Internet trailers for the movie, as originally featured on and These are pretty funny as far as trailers go, and make the film look really cool. They also feature a lot more swearing than your average trailer, something that Smith seems very proud of during the introduction.

    A behind the scenes featurettes follows, which lasts for just under fourteen minutes. Featuring interviews with pretty much everyone involved in the production, this is quite an entertaining piece to watch. This featurettes isn't as promotional in nature as most, and features more than its fair share of profanity.

    TV spots are just that, and there are six in total. These aren't as funny as the Internet trailers, but they do show a little more footage. Two of the trailers, the Warning/Cake and Warning/Justice ones, seem to have been mislabelled. Selecting one will play the other and vice versa. A minor point, but worth mentioning.

    The stills galleries are divided up into three sections - On the Set, Birth of a Poster and Jay and Silent Bob Comics. On the Set features numerous stills of the guys behind the scenes, while the poster section features some very cool designs that didn't make the final grade. They lampoon a number of popular films, but are mostly focussed around a Road Trip concept. Rather obviously the comic book section features stills from the Jay and Bob comics. There are a lot of stills to go through in these galleries, and it will take you some time to see them all.

    Morris Day & The Time: Learnin' the Moves is a short segment in which Kevin and Jason get to prance around on stage with The Time, who teach them a few dance steps. The Guide to Morris Day & The Time is a text-based history of the band, which I guess is fine if you're interested in the band and their music.

    Music Videos is a fairly self-explanatory section, featuring as it does two music videos! The videos are for the annoying, but strangely catchy, "I Got High" by Afro Man. The video features Jay and Silent Bob and is actually quite cool, even if I happen to think that the song is detestable. Stroke 9's "Kick Some Ass" is a curious track about donkey abuse. Oh sorry, the American's quirky spelling of the word arse momentarily confused me. Anyway, the video again features Jay and Bob, but the track isn't particularly memorable.

    'Comedy Central's Reel Comedy: Jay and Silent Bob' is quite similar to the previous behind the scenes featurettes, although more promotional in nature. A lot of the more obscene words are bleeped out here, but it's still worth a look as it features yet more interviews with the cast and crew.

    Next we have the usual cast and crew bios, which are fairly comprehensive. There's at least one hidden surprise contained within, but more of that later.

    The penultimate item is a storyboard section, which contains some very odd Scooby Doo scenes that didn't make it into the final cut (but are discussed elsewhere on the disc) as well as Jay and Bob's escape from Willenholly. Also featured are storyboards for the cornfield 'Planet of the Apes' sequence.

    Rounding off the proceedings we have a truly repulsive easter egg, which can be found by following the instructions in the link to the right of this review. Be warned however, it's not for the feint hearted!


    As a DVD package this set is superb, but as a film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back left me a little cold. There are some hysterical moments, but the constant self-referential humour and in jokes wore a little thin after a while. Although I consider myself a fan of Smith's work I'm not what you'd call an obsessive, and I believe that is the sort of person who will get the most from this movie. After repeated viewing I'd have to say that this ranks slightly above Mallrats in the series. While this is a must buy for the rabid fans out there, the uninitiated or those of you with a less fanatical outlook may want to try before you buy...
    posted by Chris Gould on 21/12/2002 01:11
    8 / 10
    Kevin Smith Rocks. This is a fantastic conclusion to the new jersey trilogy. Jay and Silent Bob find out that theres a movie being made about them and havent been paid for any rights so they go on a quest to hollywood to stop the movie being made, having loads of fun on the way. Brilliant cast and loads of fantastic cameos. This movie is absolutely hilarious.

    The picture is great but at times is not as sharp as it should be. Fantastic colours and overall detail. The sound is gorgeous and the movie has a fantastic soundtrack which adds to the enjoyment. Extra wise this 2 disc set is packed full of hilarious extras topped up with the usual top notch commentary and deleted scenes.

    Great movie, a must own for fans of other kevin smith movies and It stands up good on its own as well so it is worth getting it even if ur not a fan.
    posted by dicanio on 18/1/2003 23:23