Will you find 'Borat' as funny on DVD?
High five! Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is out on DVD today, people! Wawaweewa! The disc is filled with bonus goodies including some deleted scenes — one of which features our hero suggesting that he likes to eat and make “sexy time” with puppies. So … you gonna go out and get yourself a copy?
Of course you are. But here’s the real question: Are you gonna laugh? I’m serious. I loved this Academy Award-nominated mockumentary/ambush comedy as much as the next guy. I laughed so hard during that dinner table scene that I nearly made dirt. But, like EW critic Ken Tucker (who gave this DVD a B+), I’m not convinced that it’ll be so funny this time around, when I know what to expect. After all, so much of the film’s humor derives from its shock value.
And then, well, there’s the other matter of whether watching the film again, and being able to start and stop and pause and reverse it on DVD, will only add fuel to my pet theory that the whole thing was staged. Honestly, I’m not sure I want the joyous, near-brown-making bliss I felt when I first saw Borat in the theater a few months ago to be tainted. In the name of Azamat, PopWatchers, what do you think?