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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Neil Patrick Harris , Nathan Fillion    DVD
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Conceived as an "online miniseries event" during the 2008 writers' strike, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 42-minute musical romp that bears the distinctive stamp of Joss Whedon. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) plays the title character, who video-blogs about his twin goals to join the Evil League of Evil and to woo the fair Penny (Felicia Day, of Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Web series The Guild), a woman he met at the local laundromat. Dr. Horrible is foiled on both fronts, however, by his arch-nemesis, the self-absorbed superhero Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion, Whedon's Firefly).

Dr. Horrible was written by Whedon, his brothers Zack and Jed, and Jed's fiancee Maurissa Tancharoen, and the songs were written by Joss and Jed (who also produced, orchestrated, played, etc.) with some lyrics by Tancharoen. (Jed and Tancharoen have backup singing roles.) The offbeat, off-the-cuff humor is laugh-out-loud funny, and just like Dr. Horrible wants to take over the world, the songs will take over your head: they're engaging ("My Freeze Ray"), stirring ("My Eyes"), and sweet ("Penny's Song"). "So They Say" is particularly evocative of Jonathan Larson's Rent, but as with Joss Whedon's musical episode of Buffy, "Once More with Feeling," the influences are diverse. It's hard to imagine a better cast. Harris, who's sung Sondheim on Broadway, is a great lead and clearly the best singer, Day is completely charming, and who better than Captain Tightpants to play the pompous superhero? One could argue about the ending, and the independent budget shows, but Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a complete hoot for people who enjoy musicals with quirky humor. Plan on watching it multiple times. --David Horiuchi

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Even if you've already watched or downloaded Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, a number of bonus features might entice you. There are two commentary tracks: Harris, the three Whedons, Tancharoen, Day, and Fillion recorded a spirited track discussing the movie, and there's also "Commentary! The Musical" in which they ignore the movie and sing about the writers' strike and each other (e.g., Fillion sings "I'm Better than Neil")--the songs aren't as good as the Horrible songs, but it's good silly fun. A 20-minute making-of discusses the cast, the recording sessions, and how the movie became a phenomenon, and 10 videos (a half-hour total) were recorded by fans who want to join the Evil League of Evil. And when's the last time you wanted to pause the FBI warning? --David Horiuchi

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value Sept. 7 2009
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Even if you have seen the movie online for free the extras are well worth the purchase. Commentary the Musical alone makes this a keeper.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'd give this 10 stars if I could Oct. 17 2013
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For Joss Whedon fans, this is a must. For everybody else, why aren't you a Joss Whedon fan? Watch this movie!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best creation to grace mankind Aug. 9 2013
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If you're a fan of Joss Whedon or just like quirky and well done things then you will adore Dr Horrible. Not much to say past it being one of the best web releases of all time and the special features (and ability to support the creators) is well worth the low price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing April 25 2013
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The bonus content made it worth purchasing! It was great to see the commentary and the commentary musical that was put together.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yay Aug. 30 2012
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Great flick. My wife bought the soundtrack and listens to it every day... Seriously. Even if you are not a fan of musicals, it is totally worth watching. I like how someone out there still has the balls to make a completely original piece. Whedon is the man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars buy it Aug. 3 2012
By porkins
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Funny ,good songs ,awesome and Neil Patrick Harris just simply awesome. it is just 45 minutes of pure enjoyment to watch . The one bad thing is that the songs will get stuck in your head
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun! May 17 2012
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NPH is wonderful, as always. The fact that Nathan Fillion was asked to be MORE cheezy is awesome. He takes it to 11. The songs are fun, but I don't know many people who sing along to it.

Be sure to watch and listen to all the xtras!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Toe Tapping Evil April 19 2009
By Dave and Joe TOP 50 REVIEWER
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What clever, clever, writing. The story, the songs, the performances make Dr. Horrible more than just diverting entertainment ... if you look carefully there's something being said here. I never watch dvd's a second time, this one is an exception. I keep being astonished at how incredibly smart this is. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring uninspired fluff for fans!
For ppl who like musicals and singing to the extreme only. I constantly felt embarrassed for the actors/actresses. I swear fans love this because it is so original and niche. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jrock
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Only the brilliant mind of Joss Whedon could come up with such a novel, funny, dark, surprising, entertaining, musical, romp. Kudos!
Published on Jan. 1 2012 by sunshine1759
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I love this movie! Joss Whedon is a genius and I have loved everything he has ever created - this is no exception! Read more
Published on Oct. 29 2011 by Selena Halasz
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Whedon :)
Classic Whedon :)

once again Joss has a hit.. and now available in sweet HD with DTS.

Cheesy? Damn right... But unbelievably silly and funny. Read more
Published on July 30 2010 by Shalimar
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have; if only for the Evil League of Evil's submissions
So good on so many levels : ludicrous special effects, insane lyrics, baddies' mad names taken from an even maddier story, etc... Read more
Published on July 26 2010 by Marc Nadeau
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!
If you are a fan of the online show, you'll love the DVD/Blu-ray! The extras are hilarious, especially the singing commentaries! A must for all fans of the series. Read more
Published on Nov. 7 2009 by Kevin Ogren
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog
This has got to be one of the most creative and entertaining projects done to date. The music is fantastic and the voices of all three main characters are incredible! Read more
Published on Oct. 26 2009 by Robyn Gordon
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