Trailer Park Boys: The Movie / Trailer Park Boys: Countdown To Liquor Day Mike Clattenburg

Trailer Park Boys: The Movie / Trailer Park Boys: Countdown To Liquor Day Mike Clattenburg
Quite simply, with this package you're getting both TPB movies on one DVD, sans bonus features ― no alternate endings, no audio commentary or deleted scenes, no featurettes or even scene selection. This budget-priced DVD is perfect for the casual fan or newbie who doesn't own either movie, but not so good for the fan that chances are, already has both. For those who don't know, Trailer Park Boys: The Movie is the better of the two films, though it's less authentic. In particular, the film drops the rough, faux-documentary look of the TV series and adopts a smoother, more conventional cinema style. The Movie has to do with the boys getting busted for robbing an ATM, then leaving jail to pull off "the big dirty": stealing nothing but coins, as they aren't traceable. However, it's the subplots that are more interesting. In this case, Ricky and Lucy quarrel after he gets sprung from prison and discovers her working in a gentlemen's club, sporting new breast implants. In Liquor Day, Julian, Ricky and Bubbles leave jail and return to a rundown Sunnyvale Trailer Park. Former park supervisor Jim Lahey has been sober for two years and has a sparkling new trailer park that has robbed Sunnyvale of its residents. However, a sewage problem in his estates is traced to beneath Julian's trailer in Sunnyvale, but Julian refuses to sell his property, driving Jim back to the bottle. Problem is, Julian's new auto body business is failing, so the boys return to a life of crime while Lahey lusts after Julian (that's right). Liquor Day looks and sounds much more, like the TV series, but offers fewer laughs and takes a hell of a long time to get rolling, although the homoerotic undercurrent is clever and funny. All this begs the question: should you buy the regular DVDs or go with this twofer? Personally, I want the whole package with the frills, but this Christmas-friendly edition will happily fill some stockings. (Alliance)