- An Amazon.ca Best of 2005 selection.
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The DVD, however, lures you with the promise of an extended edition including 25min of additional footage. Well, that is true, but they way it is presented is very annoying. When you choose to play the extended edition, the movie skips back and forth to the deleted scenes at the appropriate points during the movie. Granted, maybe my DVD player is not the fastest one out there, which makes the skips very obvious, but the way the extended scenes are cut you end up seeing bits and pieces of the scenes twice, like Oberon's introduction of Ray in the club. This is extremely annoying and caused me to switch back to the original version after the third "extended scene".
The sad part is, that, since this is a 2 DVD edition, there would have been enough room for putting both editions separately on the DVDs with room to spare for the special features.