Moviegoers often complain about how "They don't make movies like they used to anymore." If you should encounter one of these jaded souls, your instantaneous reply should be: "You obviously haven't seen 'Scott Pilgrim.'"
In "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," on Blu-ray and DVD today, Edgar Wright brings Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novels to life with uniquely brilliant, videogame-inspired, heartfelt mayhem.
Joining Michael Cera in the role that made him an action hero is one of the most enjoyable ensemble casts ever to share the screen, including Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Mae Whitman and Ellen Wong. The film also features original music by Beck, Broken Social Scene, Metric and more.
Our story begins "Once upon a time, in the mysterious land of Toronto, Canada" and instantly we are plummeted head-first into a film that feels like none other. When Scott's band Sex Bob-omb rocks out during the opening titles in front of Ellen Wong's awestruck Knives Chou, well, we the audience are right there with her – together witnessing something which follows no rules but its own.
For all of the videogame inspired flash, "Scott Pilgrim" is a love story at heart. A traditional tale of boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-must-get-girl-back told in such a unique way it's almost as though we've never seen it before.
The film goes on to juggle more characters than a Roland Emmerich action epic, yet finds a way to make each and every one likable. Even the smallest of roles are treated with the utmost care as Scott battles seven super-powered, evil exes to be with the girl of his dreams. By the time we advance through Scott's game-like reality to reach the last emotionally packed scene of this film… well, let's just say you'll be reaching into your pockets scrambling to find another quarter to continue the "game."
Extras! Both the DVD and Blu-ray include FOUR commentary tracks with cast and crew, bloopers, deleted and alternate scenes, photo galleries, concept art, marketing concepts and trivia.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray are storyboard picture-in-picture, making-of documentaries, alternative edits, pre-production tests, production blogs, four music videos, visual FX tests, sound work, trailers/TV Spots, an Adult Swim animated short, a digital copy and, perhaps greatest of all, a "TV-Safe" version of the film with "Ass" replaced with "Owl" and other obscurities courtesy of mad genius Wright's oddball sensibilities. Level Up!