Snakes on a DVD: New DVD Tuesday
Snakes on a Plane - Was it really only five months ago when something as simple as a crate of ophidians roaming an airplane could soothe the angst of a wounded but mighty nation? It seems like another era, one where every American -- from slick, jaded marketing executive to slick, jaded hipster -- could come together for a single, selfless cause. C'mon… admit it. You fell for it. Just a little bit, right? Like Mulder watching grainy video of an alien autopsy, you wanted to believe. God knows I did.
I loved the hype. I lived the mass hysteria. I reveled in the camp/kitsch irony of a movie so unironic it became ironic then swung back to being unironic again. I happily overlooked the crass marketing attempts to instantly transform Snakes on a Plane into my generation's Poseidon Adventure. I was even willing to tolerate Juliana Margulies' straightened hair. But when it came time to pony up the $13 bucks to motherf***in watch those motherf***in snakes on a plane, I (like millions of Americans) balked.
Now we have a chance to redeem our laziness and lack of dedication. In addition to 106 minutes of snakes terrorizing a planeload of beleaguered passengers, the DVD has extras like Snakes on a Blog, Snakes on a Making-Of Featurette, Snakes on a Gag Reel, Snakes on a Director's Commentary, music videos by Cobra Starship (I thought I was the only one who fantasized about The Detroit Cobras teaming up with Jefferson Starship) and the lost X-rated reptile snuff film, Snakes in a Cockpit.
As for the movie itself, it delivers what it promises. There are snakes. They are on a plane.
More DVD releases after the jump.