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The Full Monty: Fully Exposed Edition

We rate the two-disc special edition DVD of the indie classic

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The Full Monty: Fully Exposed Edition

ORIGINAL
Stripped naked of extras — save subtitles, French dubbing, and both the Americanized and the original British audio tracks.

REISSUE
Two discs of a whole lotta nothin’. Director Peter Cattaneo and actor Mark Addy provide a lively enough commentary — the final dance scene needed to be ”charmingly crap” — but the featurettes are yawners. Though we learn that former Fox Searchlight head Lindsay Law was dead set on changing the title until the film exploded at Sundance ’97, sadly, we’re treated to no input from screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and only a passing mention of the popular 2000 Broadway adaptation. Other than Addy, the only cast member who contributes is Tom Wilkinson, who explains he was drawn to the script because the ”characters were very clear.” (Wow, great!)

VERDICT
Negative. To quote Donna Summer’s song from the infamous dole-queue scene, we expected more hot stuff! from a movie this playful.