Mike Judge’s Extract: A Blu-Ray Bonus Features Review
This should be quick and painless. Extract, Mike Judge’s latest comedy, is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray, just in time for Christmas. As a harmless stocking stuffer, Extract has enough to satisfy: high-concept jokes, some shenanigans and Mila Kunis looking really, really good in flannel. The movie bears some similarities to Office Space, which, unfortunately, results in it paling in comparison to Judge’s masterpiece, but it is funny in its own right – as long as you like Mike Judge movies. The comedy isn’t for everyone, but it’s well worth a viewing. Purchasing? Perhaps not.
For a movie that is swaying on the fence in regards to its selling power, Miramax sure doesn’t give it much of an arsenal. The bonus features included on the disc are just pitiful. Available to everyone – DVD and Blu-Ray owners alike – is a 10-minute featurette that includes interviews with Judge, Jason Bateman and other cast and crew; there are some nuggets here, but at 10 minutes the piece plays more like an infomercial than anything of real value.
Luckily, the Blu-Ray comes with some exclusive bonus features… one lame deleted scenes and a few minutes of extended scenes. Take that, DVD cheap asses!
Honestly, this is one of the most pitiful collection of bonus features I’ve seen for a new release in quite some time. It’s embarrassing. Mike Judge probably wakes up in the middle of the night with cold sweats, murmuring about how naked his Blu-Ray bonus features are until his worried wife sits up next to him and begs him to shut the hell up.
Extract didn’t make a lot in theaters, but just like Office Space, it’s going to thrive on DVD and Blu-Ray. Maybe that’s the point – why waste money on something that is going to sell fine anyway – but Extract – hell, any movie – deserves better than this treatment.