I know, \"How could that be?\" Anyway, For my money, this movie was better than Shrek, (especially the last one!). It bogs down a couple of places on the 2nd or 3rd viewing, but the first viewing is gold! It is a truly great and entertaining film. How can you say no to those begging eyes?\nAs far as Disc 2, you be the judge whether 11 minutes of kittens is worth extra $$ for you. Their almost as cute as Papa.
I was a big fan of Bad Santa in when it came out in the theaters. I saw it three times I liked it so much. I had rented it when it first came out and I didnu2019t like it nearly as much and it felt different. It turned out it was the unrated Badder Santa version. I didnu2019t care for the Badder Santa version of the movie at all even though it wasnt much different. So I have been looking for the original theatrical version ever since. I found it on this site at a good price so I purchased it. The special features on this DVD are a bit thin but at this price that doesnu2019t matter. You can get the Unrated Badder Santa Cut and the Bad Santa Director's Cut on Blu-Ray together but as far as I know this is the only way to purchase the theatrical version.
By the way there are 3 versions of the movie:
01 - Bad Santa(Theatrical Cut): The version released in theaters. The movie I love and remember. This version is around 91 minutes long.
02 - Badder Santa(Unrated Cut): This is a version of the movie that was made by the studios without consulting the director. Everything that was cut out is thrown back in, including stuff that seems like it was cut out for timing reasons. This is the longest version of all coming in at around 98 minutes.
03 u2013 Bad Santa(Directors Cut): A much darker movie. It seems like this was the directors original vision and when the studio tested it with audiences they thought that Willie was too unlikeable. The studio probably had them film a few extra bits with Thurman Merman and Willie to make him more likeable and added them to the version that was released in theaters. Marcus and Lois are a bit more despicable in the Director's Cut also. And there is an alternate ending that some may not be happy with. This is the shortest version of all coming in at around 88 minutes.
i got this dvd 4 xmas and i got to say this movie is excellent.. the entire movie leaves u in your seat gripping for the sides... shia is one of my fav actors and i can say he has done the best acting in this film... this movie is for anyone who loves a thrill ride...THE BEST OF 2008 IS RIGHT HERE.. BUY IT U WANT BE SORRY.
I love this movie and how the whole scenario works out, however, don't let credits fool you. Wikipedia states that movie critics feel this movie was crud. I disagree with them this was a good film and I believe people should see this film for themselves.\n\nI also bought this for $5 at my local Walmart not the online $24.96 price. Yes, same Special Edition 2-Disc Widescreen DVD.