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4.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie, the DVD (Flashback Edition) lacked, Jan 1 2005
First off, I love this movie. The first time I saw it was shortly after it was released on video, in 1993/1994. Since then I've seen it more times than I can count on my fingers and toes. I can practically recite every line.
However, a note to those of you who are reading this because you've seen the movie and want to know more about the DVD itself:
I was disappointed with the Flashback Edition. There are no commentary tracks and the extras, while funny, aren't too exciting and seem to be there for the purpose of having SOMETHING new for a second edition that they can make more money off the movie and pacify those who complained that the previous version had no special features at all.
The only extra segment that I enjoyed was the montage of 9 deleted scenes, some of which explain inconsistencies in the movie. For example, how did O'Bannion and others know that Mitch would be pitching a baseball game? Now I know. Having missed those scenes all these years I don't feel like I needed them. What I really wanted was some insight from Linklater. I watched it with the subtitles on (are those considered a "special feature" if they're embedded in the movie itself?) and that really did add to my enjoyment of the actual movie. Like I said, I can recite a lot of the lines. Now I can recite more and the ones that I'd misheard have been corrected.
If you already own the previous edition, save your money on the new one or buy another DVD.
Because I'm rating the overall DVD and not just the movie, it lost one star. The movie itself is a 5-star.