Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Blu-ray)
Hollywood had it coming
Out of Print: Future availability is unknown
Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: September 19, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Miramax Lionsgate
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Package Note: Blue BD Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital Surround Sound - French
- Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English SDH, French
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Kevin Smith - Director/Star, Scott Mosier - Producer/Editor, Jason Mewes - Star
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Joey Lauren Adams & Jason Mewes|
|Performer:||Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck, Diedrich Bader, Jason Biggs, Matt Damon, George Carlin, Jason Lee, Chris Rock, Shannon Elizabeth, Will Ferrell, James Van Der Beek, Renee Humphrey, Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Dwight Ewell, Eliza Dushku, Judd Nelson, Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Gus Van Sant, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Wes Craven & Morris Day|
|Directed by||Kevin Smith|
|Edited by||Scott Mosier & Kevin Smith|
|Screenwriting by||Kevin Smith|
|Composition by||Tim Simonec & James Venable|
|Produced by||Scott Mosier|
|Director of Photography:||Jamie Anderson|
I admit to enjoying -- in a drunken, half-asleep kind of way -- parts of this ramshackle road movie with its running Miramax guest stars and its endless homo jokes.
Rating: 2/5 -- Though it earns the odd chuckle on occasions, it's essentially just an elongated and largely pointless spoof movie designed only to glorify Smith's own hermetic movie-world. Full Review
...There are lots of hilarious, off-the-wall incidents, and the film has a likable, freewheeling spirit to go with its knockabout plot...
Los Angeles Times
...Full of hearty laughs....[The] episodes provoke knowing giggles, ending Smith's 'New Jersey Chronicles' on a high note...
...One of the most good-natured, ebullient and enjoyable comedies in ages...
The perfect curtain call for these much-loved, wise but oh so stupid slackers. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- Kevin Smith fans will enjoy. Not for kids. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Writer-director Kevin Smith's fifth and final installment of his New Jersey Chronicles (which began in 1994 with the breakout, low-budget comedy CLERKS) is a chance for scene-stealing, foulmouthed stoner Jay (Jason Mewes) and his taciturn sidekick/"hetero life mate" Silent Bob (Smith) to carry their own movie. When comic store mogul Brodie (Jason Lee, reprising his MALLRATS role) informs Jay and Silent Bob that a movie featuring their comic book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, is about to be made, the duo demands a cut from the comic's creator, Holden (Ben Affleck, in his CHASING AMY role). Holden explains that his ex-partner, Banky (Lee again) has sold them out, and shows them some angry Internet posts from Bluntman and Chronic fans. Fearing for their reputations, Jay and Silent Bob embark on a cross-country odyssey to Hollywood to stop the film. En route, they run afoul of a Charlie's Angels-type jewelry thief ring--one of whom, Justice (Shannon Elizabeth) takes a liking to Jay--an orangutan, a Federal Wildlife Marshall (Will Ferrell), and Miramax studio security. Smith's fond farewell to his intertwined Jersey characters is a lovingly crude, broad comedy rife with celebrity cameos, slapstick movie spoofs, and clever jabs at Hollywood.
- Theatrical release: August 24, 2001