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Mallrats: 10th Anniversary Extended Edition

Release Date: 
09/20/2005
Rated: 
MPAA: R
Star Rating: 
8 out of 10
There's no need to waste a Saturday afternoon slacking at the mall when you can watch other punks aimlessly wander the food court in Kevin Smith's cult sophomore hit. Mallrats was a perfect reflection of greasy suburban kids everywhere, and now it's celebrating its 10th anniversary. In addition to a director's cut with an extra half-hour of footage—including a new opening and plenty more comic book rants—we get outtakes after a frank Smith introduction that declares: "If your best friend is your mom, this DVD is perfect for you." The tongue-in-cheek "Erection of an Epic" details the flick's rise to cult hit status, using LA and New York Times film critic interviews to point out the film's flaws and the rest of the cast to explain its resurgence on cable and DVD. There's also a cast reunion Q&A that stirs up surprisingly grave and passionate discourse on Easter Bunny beatings and stink palms. And if you're feeling really nostalgic, there's a host of on-set interview clips from 1995, when Kevin Smith was still fresh, Ethan Suplee was still fat, and Shannon Doherty was still a bitch.