Three special-edition discs
Kentucky Fried Movie, the first film from the David Zucker-Jim Abrahams-Jerry Zucker team — the same fellas who would go on to inflict Airplane!, Top Secret!, and The Naked Gun on giggle-hungry audiences — is interesting in a so-this-is-where-it-all-began kind of way. Kentucky isn’t quite as rapid-fire hilarious as Airplane!, and that’s probably attributable to director John Landis; he can be very funny when he’s working in an old-Hollywood style (National Lampoon’s Animal House), but he floundered with this newly aggressive comic experiment. This special-edition disc, though, is anything but a flop. Both the full- and wide-screen versions will put the mossy videotapes you’ve been renting for years to shame, and the bonus goodies are appropriately fried: a commentary by Landis, the ZAZ boys, and producer Robert K. Weiss; behind-the-scenes 8 mm movies shot on the set by the Zucker brothers to send home as proof they were working in Hollywood; and a series of behind-the-scenes stills (some of which feature a pair of infants in the most outlandish situations). Even if the film itself is a bit spotty, this DVD is spot-on. B+
”Get into the groove, boy, you’ve got to prove your love to me…” or so sings Madonna on the soundtrack to Desperately Seeking Susan, a comedy about love lost and found in the personal ads. Features: Commentary by producers Sarah Pillsbury and Midge Sanford, alternate ending, theatrical trailer, full-screen and anamorphic wide-screen versions, Dolby Digital mono.
Brigitte Bardot va-va-va-vooms her way through the French romp …And God Created Woman, her international breakthrough. Features: Theatrical trailer, anamorphic wide-screen, subtitles, Dolby Digital mono.