Sacha Baron Cohen (the creator and star of Borat) returns to the big screen in the hilarious adventures of Austria’s favorite fashionista, Brüno. In this gleefully anarchic mockumentary, the flamboyant television host loses his homeland talk show, “Funkyzeit,” and does what any self-respecting wannabe would do—he moves to Hollywood to pursue worldwide super-stardom. From worlds of fashion and entertainment to the military, Brüno puts his worst foot forward as Baron Cohen fearlessly tramples the boundaries of good taste in ways that confound celebrities and just plain folks alike. Fans of Baron Cohen’s gonzo comedy can look forward to an hour’s worth of hysterical scenes not shown in theaters on both the DVD and Blu-ray versions.
The inimitable prankster Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan) launches another inspired comedy offensive in the boisterous Brüno, coming to Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def and DVD on November 17, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
As in the hugely popular Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen once again creates improvised pandemonium, this time as an Austrian TV host searching for fame and fortune in America, ensnaring everyone he meets in hilariously unpredictable, unscripted and unsuspecting ways.
There are a few moments in Bruno in which Cohen manages to recapture the psychological experimentation that made Borat work so well. He does a great gag with furniture that really makes you wonder what people are thinking but also reminds you of how easy it is to make people do things that are obviously wrong. Some of it is shock value or shock’s sake and the whole “OJ” bit doesn’t really work.
The DVD has a wealth of terrific extras. The commentary from director Larry Charles and Cohen is nothing short of astounding. The duo comment on all the scenes, pulling back the curtain to detail what is real and how the movie was shot. It’s easily the best commentary of the year. There are also close to an hour of deleted and extended scenes, many of them extremely funny.
Bitingly funny, sometimes cringe-inducing, and always amusing, Bruno’s the best comedy of the year so far, and the DVD is a must-have. It comes highly recommended.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF:
Exclusive Video Commentary with Sacha Baron Cohen and Director Larry Charles
BD-LIVE — Allows viewers to connect to the Internet and access new and exciting exclusive online and interactive features, including My Scenes Sharing and My Chat.
BONUS FEATURES (DVD AND BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF):
An hour of Alternative, Deleted and Extended Scenes not shown in theaters
Enhanced Commentary – Hear in depth stories for selected scenes from Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles.
An Interview with Hollywood Agent Lloyd Robinson – Get the story behind Brüno’s real Hollywood agent.