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Dogma (1999)
« on: August 28, 2011, 10:55:56 am »
Dogma: Special Edition (1999)




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I remember right around this time that I wasn't going to see a lot of movies in the theater as much. But there was one movie that really piqued my interest and that was Dogma, with the huge controversy surrounding it. The sh*t storm that this movie brought onto itself, it was all anyone would talk about. But in the end, I never did go see it. I didn't even bother checking it out on VHS either. It wasn't until the Special Edition DVD finally dropped that I bought it sight unseen. Well, I had seen the trailer, so, not really "sight unseen".

Anyway, I've watched this movie a few times over the years and I do get why a lot of people were up in arms and felt the need to protest. But what they failed to get is that it's a fricken movie! This is not gospel and shouldn't be taken seriously. The majority, if not all of those protestors, never even saw the movie before deciding it was time to pick up a picket sign and march in front of theaters brave enough to show the film.

How can you really take Dogma seriously when the 2 main "prophets": Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith) are sent to help Bethany (Linda Fiorentino) stop two fallen angles, Bartleby and Loki (Ben Affleck and Matt Damon) from trying to return to heaven via a loophole in  Catholic Dogma? You can't take it serious. Jay and Silent Bob as prophets should have immediately clued you in that it's a comedy. These protesters make me laugh, right along with this movie.

Putting aside the controversy, Kevin Smith wrote a very clever script that is both eye opening as well as funny, retaining his penchant for writing witty dialogue scenes which has become his trademark. And the good thing about using Jay and Silent Bob, who get a lot of screen time as they need to carry the bulk of the film, is that their characters are more along the lines of Clerks and Chasing Amy, instead of the caricatures they played in Mallrats.

I definitely have this as a Buy. For those that have never seen it, don't let the controversy throw you off.  If that still isn't enough to convince you to at least check it out. Two words: George Carlin;D

One thing I gotta point out is that for whatever reason, Kevin Smith never put the documentary on this Special Edition DVD. Instead, they put it on another DVD for Vulgar as a bonus. Um......what? Huh? That makes a lot of sense. I've never seen the doc myself and from what I've read, Vulgar is a really bad POS movie. So, until the time comes where they will do a new upgrade for Dogma with everything all in one, the doc will remain a mystery to me, even though I've heard nothing but great things about the doc.
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Re: Dogma (1999)
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 11:01:47 am »
Kevin Smith Protest His Own Movie On Local News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QepgKVOVfZ8


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Re: Dogma (1999)
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2011, 08:01:17 pm »
Smith lampooning his own movie... priceless.
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Re: Dogma (1999)
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 12:14:43 pm »
The reason the doc isn't on the disc is because Disney didn't want it on the disc. They feared even more controversy from religious groups. 

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 12:24:38 pm »
The reason the doc isn't on the disc is because Disney didn't want it on the disc. They feared even more controversy from religious groups.

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011, 08:23:02 am »
The reason the doc isn't on the disc is because Disney didn't want it on the disc. They feared even more controversy from religious groups.

More controversy... how is that possible?  ;)
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